The Struggle for Māori Fishing Rights: Te Ika a Māori
Te Matau a Maui: Fish-hooks, Fishing and Fisheries in New Zealand
Chris Paulin with Mark Fenwick
fishHook Publications, $50.00,
Māori have ownership rights to freshwater (particular lakes and rivers) according to the Waitangi Tribunal. That’s the tribunal’s finding in the freshwater report of 2012, but the tribunal has previously issued several reports saying much the same thing and based on a mountain of evidence of customary use of water by iwi. Water is not only significant spiritually; it was a major source of food, and means of travel.
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