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Tupuna awa : people and politics of the Waikato River

Author: Marama Muru-Lanning
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2016. ©2016
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"Tupuna Awa looks at the people and politics of the Waikato River. For iwi and hapū of the lands that border its 425-kilometre length, the Waikato River is an ancestor, a taonga and a source of mauri, lying at the heart of identity and chiefly power. It is also subject to governing oversight by the Crown and intersected by hydro-stations managed by state-owned power companies: a situation rife with complexity and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marama Muru-Lanning
ISBN: 9781869408503 1869408500
OCLC Number: 952811822
Description: ix, 230 pages : colour illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction captive waters --
One. The two-headed Taniwha: Waikato river Co-Governance --
Two. Belonging to the river --
Three. Mapping river culture --
Four. Different understandings of 'owning' the Waikato river --
Five. Claiming property and rights through Māori descent and group identities --
Six. Stakeholders, guardians and Co-Governors: framing the subjects of power --
Seven. Rethinking boundaries: from river ancestor to ancestral river --
Conclusion uncharted waters.
Responsibility: Marama Muru-Lanning.

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Who does own the water in New Zealand - if anyone - and why does it matter? Offering some human context around that fraught question, Tupuna Awa looks at the people and politics of the Waikato River.  Read more...

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