27 Apr 2006

Atiawa Fishing Grounds

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

The Waitangi Tribunal has upheld the Atiawa people's claim for the protection of the Treaty of Waitangi for their historic fishing grounds. Whai Dewes, Māori Affairs Department solicitor, tells Carol Greensmith the decision is not necessarily a breakthrough in the battle for Māori fishing rights, as the Tribunal cannot enforce the recommendation.

(Sound Archives T3768)