8 Dec 2022

Supreme Court rules inf favour of Wairarapa Māori

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 8 December 2022

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Wairarapa Māori in a landmark case, which could potentially require the Crown to return hundreds of hectares of land occupied by the Maraetai Power Station in Waikato. 

The land was given to Wairarapa Māori by the Crown as compensation for the taking the Wairarapa lakes, but was later occupied by the Crown without consent.

Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer specialising in Māori legal issues Carwyn Jones spoke to Māni Dunlop.