locked out of land for over a century
Māori landowners who've been shut out of their whenua for more than a century are pressing the Crown to find a solution.
At stake is more than 17,000 hectares of Māori land with no legal access.
The land is inaccessible by car or by foot because it is surrounded by privately owned stations, Department of Conservation (DoC) land and Defence Force land at Waiouru.
So if members of the iwi collective of Mōkai Pātea want to access their own land, they have to either plead their case or hire a chopper.
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