December 1993 Contents

Maori Law Review December 1993

Tena Koutou

Welcome to the first issue of the monthly Maori Law Review. The reasons for publishing the review are two-fold.

First, the perennial demand among Maori land law practitioners for a better decisions service. The need is possibly greater now because of the recent introduction of Te Ture Whenua Maori (Maori Land Act) 1993.

Second, the imperative which is emerging for general practitioners to keep abreast of developments in what might be termed "general Maori law". References to Maori concepts and the Treaty of Waitangi now appear in many major statutes and decisions of the general courts. Consequently, practitioners face Maori law problems in a surprising (and growing) number of areas.

Specifically, the review will report on:
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