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Intellectual Property

Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Article by Robert Sullivan, from the University of Auckland on Māori intellectual rights in Aotearoa

Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Peoples Rights and Obligations
This paper will discuss the efforts being made by a number of Māori tribes in Aotearoa to have their cultural rights and values recognised and protected.

Tōrakapū / Kāwanataka - Politics and Government

Māori - Statistics New Zealand
Brings together statistical information on the Māori population from a range of sources. Statistics about Maori include detailed information about age, sex, educational qualifications, work and income, religion, where they live, fluency in te reo, and iwi affiliation(s).

Te Mangai Paho Maori Broadcasting Funding Authority
A Crown Entity established to make funding available to the national network of Māori radio stations and for the production of Māori language television programmes, music CDs and videos. Also known as TMP; Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi.

Te Puni Kōkiri Ministry of Māori Development

Ture ā Tākata - Law

Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI)
Easy and quick access to and index of over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts. Index only.

Māori Customary Fishing
Information about customary fishing from the Ministry of Fisheries.

Māori Land Court Te Kooti Whenua Māori
The New Zealand court that hears matters relating to Maori land. There are seven Māori Land Court Registry offices in New Zealand. At these offices you can access application forms and lodge enquiries, look at historical Māori title and ownership information, and talk to staff about Māori Land Court processes.

Māori Land Court decisions
Māori Land Court Judgments, mainly from the Māori Appellate Court, are now available through this website.

Māori Land Legislation Database
summary of all New Zealand legislation from 1840 to 1995 (including private and local Acts) which has explicitly dealt with Māori people and Māori land. It also gives brief notes on the historical context and the impact of each Act cited, with references to other Government publications and law cases.

Te Matahauariki : Research Institute
The Project is to consider ways in which the legal system of Aotearoa/New Zealand might better reflect the values and concepts of the country's two major cultures.

Waitangi Tribunal Te Ropu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi
Established by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. It is a permanent commission of inquiry and consists of 16 members appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Māori Affairs. The Tribunal's role is to make recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to the practical application of the Treaty and to determine whether certain matters are inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty.

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