29 Nov 2005

1980 – Te Puna Wai Kōrero Series

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Raglan Golf Course - Raglan land confiscated during the last World War for an aerodrome, disputed over the past five years, has been the subject of an appeal in which the High Court has validated the Raglan Golf Club's Lease of the 63-acre block.

The government had promised the return of the land to Māori ownership. Reaction to the court decision varies. Members of the Golf Club say that justice has been done, while a large number of Māori people insist that they did not get justice.

Speakers: Eva Rickard, Keith Bird (President of the Raglan Golf Club) and Dr Pat Hohepa.

(Sound Archives MPT 3278)