Whenua – Land and Te Ao Tūturu – The natural world websites

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Whenua - Land

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 land online
From Te Kooti Whenua Māori , The Māori Land Court, searchable database for holdings of tribal land. Searchable by name of individual owner, trust, or block.

Māori place names
From NZhistory

Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti

Tī Kōuka Whenua
Local Māori history of Christchurch and surrounding area.

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.

Wakatu Incorporation
Administers land on behalf of Ngati Rarua, Ngati Koata, Ngati Tama and Te Ati Awa owners.

Te Ao Tūturu - The natural world

Conservation and Māori
The Department of Conservation works with iwi and hapō in almost all aspects of its work. Pou Kura Taiao in each conservancy stay in close contact with Māori communities.

Māori customary use of native birds plants and other traditional materials
1997 report from the New Zealand Conservation Authority available to read online or download as a PDF.

Māori Plant Use Database Ngā Tipu Whakoranga
Information on traditional uses by Māori of New Zealand native plants. From Landcare research.

Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc. Te Ao Turoa
Education resource from Auckland Museum detailing traditional Māori approaches to Natural history. The Natural World of the Maori: Papatuanuku, Ranginui, their children and our natural world. Includes whakapapa of various species of native flora and fauna. Years 1 -13. PDF

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