Morad, M. & Jay, M. (1997). The Control, environmental sustainability and information management of Maori land in New Zealand. Environmental Education and Information, 16(2), 107-122.
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An increase in Maori land claims and the subsequent settlement of a number of land confiscation grievances have prompted calls for change to the land management, cadastral and legal regimes in New Zealand. There is little expert agreement as to Me shape any such reforms should take, but environmental planners and Maori leaders have conceded the need for an overhaul of current land information management practices. Such reforms must aspire to being legally workable, culturally appropriate and environmentally sustainable. Most land in New Zealand is subject to recent legislation (post-1984) which acknowledges concern for Maori cultural values and ancestral rights and environmental sustainability. The existence of this legislation and growing Maori involvement in formulating public policy for the management of land and environmental resources mean that Maori concepts of land management and sustainability are receiving increasing attention and are likely to influence the shape of future cadastral reforms for Maori lands.
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