“The previous National Government’s decision to include references to tikanga in the Marine and Coastal Area Act has come home to roost because it has resulted in a complete distortion of the common law.”, says Act NZ.
To read the full press release see: https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA2106/S00040/is-tikanga-now-the-law.htm
Does this mean we now have Kupe’s law (tikunga) and Cook’s law (common law)?
NOTE: The Attorney General will join the appeal to the Court of Appeal as what’s known as an “intervenor”. See http://www.landownerscoalition.co.nz/2021/06/05/191/