Māori land law

Official legislation

  • LinxPlus and Briefcase (in Westlaw NZ)
    Summaries and full-text reported and unreported judgments. Judgments on LinxPlus are taken from the Court of Appeal and High Court. Judgments on Briefcase are taken from the District Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Privy Council and other selected judicial bodies.
  • Fenton's Important Judgments
    Significant collection of 19th century decisions of the Native Land Court and the Compensation Court providing a useful insight into the workings of the Native Land Court between 1866-1879, the process of judicial reasoning, and the state of relations between the Native Land Court and colonial government.
  • New Zealand Law Reports
    New Zealand's official reporting series. The subject heading index includes "Māori and Māori Land". Subdivisions include: alienation, customary Māori rights, jurisdiction of the Māori Appellate Court, succession and Treaty of Waitangi. Electronic coverage starts from 1958.
  • Waitangi Tribunal Reports
    Information on the structure and role of the Waitangi Tribunal, information on the claims settlement process, and full-text Tribunal reports. Not all published reports are available online.
  • Environmental Case Law (on Westlaw NZ)
    Decisions relating to the Resource Management Act 1991. These cases are sourced from the Environment Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.
  • Maori Land Court Judgments and Decisions
    Judgments and decisions from the Maori Appellate Court. Available through the Ministry of Justice website.
  • Māori Land Court Minute Books
    A valuable source of information on Māori land, whakapapa and iwi histories.
  • Papatupu Block Committee Minute Books
    Taitokerau and Tairawhiti districts, 1900-1910.

New Zealand

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International

  • AGIS
    Index of Australian and New Zealand journals.
    Keyword searches: Māori AND "customary law", "Māori land", "Māori land court".
  • Index to Legal Periodicals
    Recommended searches: Māori AND land, Māori AND "customary law".
  • LegalTrac
    Recommended search Māori AND land
  • Legal Journals Index
    Westlaw International - Māori & land
  • Westlaw International
    For articles: Directory > Topical materials by area of practice > Native American Law > Law Reviews, Texts & Bar Journals.

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New Zealand

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