Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Tikanga Māori Increasingly Prevalent In New Zealand Law

‘Disruption and forging new pathways’ is the theme and top of mind for delegates attending Chapman Tripp’s iwi symposium today, an invitation-only event also marking the law firm’s 10th anniversary of Te Waka Ture, its specialist practice focusing on iwi and Māori organisations.

“New Zealand is in a period of transformative recognition of tikanga Māori in the law, now more prevalent in legislation and increasingly being recognised by the courts as an integral part of decision-making,” an observation made by leading New Zealand law firm, Chapman Tripp.

This trend is only set to continue, with tikanga values such as kaitiakitanga (responsibility), whanaungatanga (relationships), manaakitanga (supporting people), taonga tuku iho mō ngā uri whakatipu (guardianship of resources for future generations) and tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) being woven into our constitutional framework.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development and Justice Sir Joe Williams are among several high profile speakers at the symposium, to be hosted at Auckland’s Ōrākei Marae. Speakers will share experiences and opinions on how tikanga Māori can influence public decision makers and dispute resolution frameworks.

Te Waka Ture, Chapman Tripp’s unique Māori Legal Group, specialises in providing commercial legal advice to iwi and Māori organisations, focusing on post-Treaty settlement transactions and advising on governance structures to maximise assets, joint ventures and other collective iwi arrangements.

Rōia Whakarae (Senior Associate) Te Aopare Dewes leads the firm’s Te Waka Ture practice alongside Hoa Rangapū Whakarae (Chief Executive Partner), Nick Wells. Disruption and forging new pathways, a publication providing further background to the event, was today published by Chapman Tripp’s Te Waka Ture group.

Dewes said, “Iwi boards have a responsibility to manage the collectively owned assets of their people in order to achieve cultural, social and economic aspirations for whanau now and into the future.

“This responsibility includes holding the Crown and local government to account – to ensure our tikanga values are recognised, as promised under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Risk Of Being Short Changed By Pfizer

Who knew that the delivery of the Covid vaccines was going to be such a headache? All the predictions had been around the likely distribution problems. Would there be enough trained vaccinators around the country, a sufficient number of medical glass vials, a sufficiently robust “cold chain” to safely store the vaccines out in the field? All those issues remain. Currently though, production and delivery concerns are also hovering over whether the drug companies will live up to their contractual commitments, on time... More>>


National: Leader Of The Opposition’s State Of The Nation Speech

Kia ora and thank you for that welcome. It is a pleasure to be here. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Auckland and the EMA for hosting me at this first event in your centenary year. National and Rotary share many common principles, including community ... More>>


Ministry Of Health: Probable Case Of COVID-19 In A Returnee

The Ministry of Health is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland. In the case we are investigating and reporting today, the person had ... More>>


Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>


USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>


Government: New Zealand And China Sign FTA Upgrade

Trade Ministers for New Zealand and China today signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries. “This modernises our free trade agreement and ensures it will remain fit for purpose for another decade,” Minister for Trade ... More>>

Oxfam NZ: Wealth Of New Zealand’s Richest Person’s Soars By $3.4bn Since Beginning Of Pandemic

New Zealand’s richest citizen, Graeme Hart, has seen his fortune increase by NZ$3,494,333,333 since March 2020 – a sum equivalent to over half a million New Zealanders receiving a cheque for NZ$6,849 each, reveals a new analysis from Oxfam today. The New Zealand ... More>>


Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>





InfoPages News Channels