Māori Engagement in New Zealand’s Extractive Industry

  • 20 May 2016

New Zealand has seen a sharp increase in Extractive Industry (oil, gas and mining) projects in recent years, and the government has been strongly supportive of investment in this sector.

Some iwi and hapū have been engaged in high profile demonstrations against the industry ... but many Māori communities struggle to effectively engage with the industry, and in particular, point to inadequate consultation processes.

Last years NPM Innovative Legal Solutions project explored how recent developments in international law (particularly human rights law) can provide insights into addressing the concerns raised by iwi and hapū, and assist in charting a path forward for Māori.

This 20 minute NPM documentary provides its own insight into the complex issues surrounding this subject. Link to Māori Engagement in New Zealand's Extractive Industry on NPM's MediaCentre.