Tikanga Māori and state law - exploring He Poutama

3 May 2024

Bell Gully has worked with the Māori Law Review to publish a series of articles on Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission’s study paper, He Poutama (NZLC SP24). He Poutama aims to provide frameworks for the interaction between tikanga on the one hand and common law and statute on the other. Our series engaged with He Poutama on this important issue.   

Members of Te Paewhiti Ture (Bell Gully’s network dedicated to Māori legal issues and promoting kaupapa Māori initiatives within the firm) contributed to the series.

It comprises three articles, each focused on a specific part of He Poutama.

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