over Tauranga estuary to five iwi and hapū
Customary marine title over a Tauranga estuary has been granted to five iwi and hapū by the High Court.
Te Tāhuna o Rangataua is a tidal estuary within 10 minutes’ drive from the Tauranga central business district, and is the easternmost arm of Tauranga Moana (Tauranga Harbour).
Justice Grant Powell wrote that there was “evidence of a deep and abiding connection” over several hundred years for the groups granted the title – legal recognition of their relationship with the area.
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