6 Aug 2019

Māori leaders urge law change on confiscated land

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 6 August 2019

Some Māori leaders are urging the government to revoke a law that prevents Māori from getting confiscated land back if it's now owned privately.

They say keeping private land off-limits in treaty settlements is unfair and makes the treaty process unjust.

The law is also being blamed for the Ihumātao land dispute in South Auckland with some expecting more occupations if nothing changes.

Our Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan reports.