There’s a political fight, a battle in the courts and various findings from the Waitangi Tribunal – not to mention the fulminations on talk-back radio. Water ownership and water rights stir up a ready response.
Moana Jackson is a lawyer specialising in Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional issues. He was a critic of the foreshore and seabed legislation and of the 2007 police raids on Tuhoe. He is chair of the Independent Maori Constitutional Working Group. He comes to issues with a huge depth of knowledge and a sharply critical mind.