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Water Rights for Ngai Tahu: A discussion paper

Water Rights for Ngai Tahu: A discussion paper (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tau, Te Maire

There is perhaps no issue in New Zealand today more contentious than water rights. The Crown claims that no one owns water, but its use, irrigation and treatment are controlled by local governments empowered by the Crown. Since the 1990s resource consents for the taking of water,... in Canterbury and Southland especially, have increased dramatically and the environmental situation is reaching a breaking point. After years of discussion some kind of system regarding the ownership of water is inevitable. In Water Rights for Ngai Tahu, Te Maire Tau considers the historical and political framework that has contributed to the current state of water rights in the Ngai Tahu takiwa. He explores the customary, legal and Treaty frameworks that feed into the debate regarding the ownership of water. From 1844 to 1864 the Crown purchased more than 34.5 million acres of land from Ngai Tahu, but in most purchase deeds water is not mentioned. How does this play into claims to water? Should the Treaty be relied upon? How far can kaitiakitanga take us if the goal is mana motuhake and tino rangatiratanga? In this short book Te Maire Tau lays out the historical background and context to water rights, and opens a discussion about where to proceed next in determining a Ngai Tahu position on water.
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ISBN 9781988503035
Published NZ 30 Nov 2017
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Ka Roimata Whenua series (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781988503035
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Published 30 Nov 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tau, Te Maire
Series Ka Roimata Whenua series (part: 3)
Category Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary
Australasian & Pacific History
Politics & Government
Environment Law
Conservation Of The Environment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 74
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 333.33909937
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Water rights - New Zealand - South Island, Kaai Tahu New Zealand people, Mana o te wai, Kaai Tahu New Zealand people, Water rights
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade