Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture

Native Lands Act 1862

The Native Lands Act 1862 brought the Native Land Court (now the Māori Land Court) into being. Its operation led to it being named ‘Te Kōti Tango Whenua’ – the land-taking court.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Statutes of New Zealand, 1862, pp. 195-196.

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Tanira Kingi, 'Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture - Land ownership and Māori agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2016)

Full story by Tanira Kingi, published 24 Nov 2008