Māori Legal Services

Ngā Ture Whaipānga ki te Māori

Ka mahi a Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen mā te maha noa atu o ngā momo hinonga whakahaere tikanga kāwana whai muri i te whakataunga kerēme, ngā tōpūtanga kaupapa ā-iwi, ngā rāngai ahuwhenua – hauora hoki, me ngā pakihi ā-whānau, ā-hapū hoki. Ka mahi hoki mātou mā te Kāwantanga matua ki te whakatū kaupapa (pāpori mai, tūmataiti mai hoki) ki te whenua Māori.

Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen acts for various post settlement governance entities, pan-iwi organisations in the farming and health sectors and whānau and hapū based businesses. We also act for central Government in implementing housing (social and private) initiatives on Māori land.

Ka āwhina mātou ki te tuhi puka whakahaere tikanga kāwana, kirimana tauhokohoko hoki.   I roto i ēnei mahi, e āta mārama ana mātou ki ngā uara, me te horopaki ahurea e miramira ai te whakahaere tikanga kāwana me te whakamahi i ngā hinonga Māori.

Ngā momo tohutohu  

  • Te whakahaere rangatōpū tikanga kāwana pai rawa atu
  • Pūtea Taurewa Kāinga Whenua
  • Ture Whenua Māori
  • Tarati Whānau i raro i Te Ture Whenua Māori
  • Ngā Whakaaetanga Whakahaere Whenua
  • Kirimana Tūranga Mahi
  • Te Whakatau TautohetangaDispute Resolution
  • Te Mahi TakawaengaMediation
  • Kirimana TauhokohokoCommercial contracts
  • Rawa (tae atu ki te hoko rawa tauhokohoko me te rīhi; te utu whakawhanake, te utu hoko tauhokohoko mai hoki; te hoko atu me te hoko mai i ngā pakihi me ngā pāmu, me te whakarite hoko kāinga)
  • Ngā anga tarati whānau
  • Ngā wira me ngā mana matatū roia

He tīpakotanga mahi

  • Ko te whakatū i te hinonga hauora Māori nui rawa atu o Taranaki, ā, i muri mai ka hopu kōrero mō te whakahou i te anga o ngā hinonga whakahaere tikanga kāwana, whakamahi hoki
  • Ko te mau kōrero mō te hoko whenua mai hei whakarahi ake i tētehi urupā
  • Ko te tuku tohutohu mō ngā take kōwhiri mā ngā hinonga whakahaere whakataunga kerēme
  • Te arotake puka tarati mā ngā hinonga mana ārahi kua whakatau kerēme
  • Te whakatū Rangapū Whāiti hei pupuru rawa ā-iwi
  • Te whakapukapuka whakaaetanga whakahaere whenua hei tuku momo taketake kia rere
  • Te tuku tohutohu ki ngā hapū mō ngā kōwhiringa anga mana ārahi
  • Te whakatau tautohetanga i waenga i tētehi hinonga kua whakatau kerēme, me tētehi uri o te iwi
  • Ko te tuku tohutohu mō ngā take kāwanatanga mā ngā tōpūtanga kaupapa ā-iwi
  • Ko te mau kōrero mō te whakarite taunaki a te kāwanatanga matua i ngā pūtea taurewa Kāinga Whenua mō te whare ki te whenua Māori he tokomaha ngā tāngata whai pānga
  • Ko te mau kōrero mō te kaupapa mahi ē i waenga i ētehi hinonga hauora Māori e rua
  • Ko te tuku tohutohu ki ngā hinonga whakahaere whakataunga kerēme mō ngā take tūranga mahi i te horopaki tikanga kāwana me ngā herenga mahi

We assist with drafting governance documents and commercial contracts.   In doing so, we are conscious of the values and cultural context which underpin Māori entities’ governance and operations.

Areas of advice  

  • Best practice corporate governance
  • Kāinga Whenua loans
  • Māori land law
  • Trusts under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993
  • Land Management Agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Property (including, commercial property acquisitions and leasing, financing of commercial developments and acquisitions, business and farm sales and purchases as well as residential conveyancing)
  • Family trust structures
  • Wills and enduring powers of attorney

Highlights of our work  

  • Establishing Taranaki’s largest Māori health entity and documenting the subsequent restructure of its governance and operating entities
  • Documenting the purchase of land to extend an urupa
  • Advising on election issues for post settlement governance entities
  • Reviewing trust deeds for post-settlement governance entities
  • Establishing a Limited Partnership to hold iwi assets
  • Documenting a land management agreement to facilitate the release of native species
  • Advising hapū on options for governance structures
  • Dispute resolution between post-settlement governance entity and an iwi member
  • Advising on constitutional issues for pan-iwi organisations
  • Documenting arrangements for central government assistance with Kāinga Whenua loans for housing on multiple-owned Māori land
  • Documenting a joint venture between two Māori health entities
  • Advising post-settlement governance entities about employment issues in the context of governance and employment obligations