Your question: How much land does Māori own in New Zealand?

Maori land has been estimated at about 5.6 per cent of New Zealand’s total land area of 26.9 million hectares (Table 1).

How much of NZ is Māori land?

Today about 1.5 million hectares – or about 6% of the total land area – are Māori Land. Most is concentrated in Waiariki (Bay of Plenty), Tairāwhiti (East Coast), and Aotea (Manawatu/Wanganui/Taranaki), with about 25% of all land in those areas designated as Māori Land.

How much Maori land has been confiscated?

Altogether 1.3 million hectares of Māori land was confiscated, including most of the lower Waikato, Taranaki and the Bay of Plenty.

How much land did Maoris lose?

In 1860 Māori held about 80% (approximately 23.2 million acres or 9.4 million hectares) of the land in the North Island.

Do Māori own their land?

Traditional Māori society did not have a concept of absolute ownership of land. Whānau (extended families) and hapū (sub-tribes) could have different rights to the same piece of land. … Exclusive boundaries were rare, and rights were constantly being renegotiated.

Did Māori sell their land?

Before European settlement Māori had no concept of selling land, and few chiefs had the mana (authority) to tuku (gift) it. The Treaty of Waitangi gave the Crown pre-emptive (sole) right of purchase of Māori land. … Deals with individual Māori or groups who did not represent all the owners caused inter-tribal disputes.

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Is New Zealand stolen land?

The New Zealand land confiscations took place during the 1860s to punish the Kingitanga movement for attempting to set up an alternative, Māori, form of government that forbade the selling of land to European settlers. … Much of the land that was never occupied by settlers was later sold by the Crown.

Who owns the land in New Zealand?

Newton’s investigation reveals that in total 56 percent of New Zealand is privately owned land. Within that 3.3 percent is in foreign hands and 6.7 percent is Maori-owned. At least 28 percent of the entire country is in public ownership, compared with say the UK where only eight percent is public land.

What is general land owned by Māori?

General land owned by Māori means general land that is owned for a beneficial estate in fee simple by a Māori or a group of persons of whom a majority are Māori.

When did Māori start losing land?

The 1860s saw confiscations of huge areas by the government and large areas of land began to be lost through the effect of the Native Land Court. The period between 1890 and 1920 saw a boom in government land purchases, despite Māori protests. By 1937, very little land was left in Māori ownership.

Why are Māori losing their Mahinga Kai sites?

As some of those sites became increasingly polluted or were lost through the drainage of wetlands, that contract became more important, Rupene said. … We always give them mahinga kai and we haven’t been able to do that over the last few years due to the increasing loss of habitat and pollution in waterways.”

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How big is Ihumatao?

Ihumātao stands on the Ihumātao Peninsula, in Mangere, at the base of the volcanic cone of Ōtuataua, part of the Auckland volcanic field. The scoria cone reaches 64 metres (210 ft) (210 ft) above sea level and was the site of a large Māori pā (fortification).