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    Legal issues concerning Māori land holding, including occupation and use.

    Issues explored in this paper include the economic and business opportunities afforded to owning and managing Māori land, including the implications for building on Māori land and raising finance; the role of tikanga Māori in utilising and retaining Māori land; restricted testamentary freedom and relationship property issues unique to Māori land; Māori land trusts, and title reconstruction issues concerning partition, easements and landlocked land. The expanding jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court is discussed, including discussion in the context of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act and proposed amendments.

    About this paper

    Paper title Māori Land Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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    96 LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
    Teaching staff

    To be confirmed.


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    Learning Outcomes

    Students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the legal principles applicable to Māori land and the broader jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
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