21/12/2021·2 mins to read
Ngā Take Māori o Te Ao Ture: Māori Legal Update December 2021
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In this issue, we take a look at the key developments in te ao ture, including our observations on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on tikanga Māori as an “applicable law”; WAI2522: the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the CPTPP and the Crown’s failure to protect Māori data; and the Court of Appeal’s decision dismissing the prospects of a novel climate change duty.
We explore recent updates affecting te taiao and te ōhanga, including:
- The Three Waters Reforms: Where to next for 2022;
- Ngā Ngaru Raitahi O Aotearoa: The National Māori Authority releases its first report on the grocery sector;
- Changes to the rating of Whenua Māori;
- A guide to assist iwi and hapū with local climate risk assessments; and
- The introduction of new climate-related financial disclosure laws.
We also introduce our newest members of the SG Whānau, and congratulate our most recently admitted rōia.
Read the Māori Legal Update Ngā Take Māori O Te Ao Ture December 2021.
Ngā mihi nui to Madeline Ash, Taha Brown, Avary Patutama, Nicole Ashby, Grace Diamond, Morgan Couch, Grace Mohi, Daniel Bowman and Jess Dellabarca for drafting this Update.