Providing for Rāhui in the Law of Aotearoa New Zealand

Wheen, N., & Ruru, J. (2011). Providing for Rāhui in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 120(2), 169-182

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Nicola Wheen

University of Otago - Faculty of Law

Jacinta Ruru

University of Otago

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This article examines the place and nature of rāhui (Māori ‘temporary protection’ for natural resources) in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand. The word “rāhui” is used in legislation in New Zealand to describe certain conservation areas and associated conservation agreements, and to denote some particular means or measures that can be used for conservation or sustainability purposes, including in fisheries management. The authors discuss the differences between this legislative construct of rāhui, and the term as originally understood.

Keywords: sustainability, Maori, New Zealand, conservation, natural resources, environmental law

JEL Classification: K00, K32

Suggested Citation

Wheen, Nicola and Ruru, Jacinta, Providing for Rāhui in the Law of Aotearoa New Zealand (2011). Wheen, N., & Ruru, J. (2011). Providing for Rāhui in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 120(2), 169-182, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3297317

Nicola Wheen (Contact Author)

University of Otago - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Dunedin, 9016
New Zealand

Jacinta Ruru

University of Otago ( email )

P.O. Box 56
Dunedin, Otago 9010
New Zealand

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