September 06, 2016
Owners get chance to wananga on Maori Land Service
Wananga will be held around the country to discuss how a new Maori Land Service will operate.
The service is being developed to work alongside the rewritten Te Ture Whenua Maori, taking over many of the functions now being done by the Maori Land Court.
It may also overlap with work done by the Maori Trustee, Te Tumu Paeroa.
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he aim is to further strength protection of Maori land, retaining ownership of whenua Maori for future generations and making it easier for land owners to make decisions.
He says the experience, insight and matauranga of Maori land owners will ensure the Maori Land Service is built upon the right foundations.
The 23 wananga start in Dunedin on September 19 and finish in Kaitaia on October 14.
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