Story: State-owned enterprises

Māori Council, Court of Appeal, 1987

Māori Council, Court of Appeal, 1987

The chairman of the New Zealand Māori Council, Graham Latimer (second from left), gives the V-sign for victory at the conclusion of the council's case against the Crown in June 1987. The council won what came to be known as the 'Lands' case, with a ruling that had a signficant flow-on effect on how the Treaty of Waitangi was interpreted by the courts, and on subsequent settlements of treaty claims. In 1988 the State-Owned Enterprises Act was amended to make land transferred from the Crown to state-owned enterprises subject to ‘resumption’ – meaning it was still available for treaty claims.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3159/12

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Rob Laking. 'State-owned enterprises - State-owned enterprises’ performance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 16-Nov-12