This paper looks at the spiritual and economic threads which bound Maori to the land. Land ensures the welfare of the people and resources on the land were part of the taonga of the Maori world and their management strictly controlled. Such controls was tika and just. Its removal by Pakeha was in breach of the Treaty. This paper focuses on this unjust situation.
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A paper prepared for the Conference "Kai Tika", Wellington, March 15-16, 1991