Striking a Balance: balancing cultural and productive uses of Māori Freehold Land
Berghan, James; Goodwin, David; Strack, Mick
This paper describes research into whether co-owners of multiply owned land would be prepared to trade reduced access to productive portions of Maori Freehold Land, for increased access to culturally treasured portions, and to manage the latter using a model that seeks to optimise cultural values rather than profit. In answering this question, the paper describes a catrographic technique aimed at facilitating conceptualisation, and responses to this technique by land owners. Using key interviews and questionnaires for three case studies, the research concludes that certain block-specific factors affect willingness to trade cultural and productive uses, and identifies areas for further research.
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
Keywords: Maori land tenure; Freehold land; Communal tenure; Land rights
Research Type: Journal Article