Rainey Collins Partner Peter Johnston recently provided an expert analysis on the proposed substantial Māori land reforms to the Te Ture Whenua Maori (Land) Act 1993.

His address was to the recent and popular Annual Māori Legal Forum held in Wellington.

Peter focussed on how the new proposed Māori land reforms would apply in practice, and the resulting risks for, and opportunities available to, Māori land incorporations, trusts and Māori land owners.

In introducing Peter the forum Chair Linda Te Aho noted that the reforms are of the utmost significance for all Māori, Iwi, Hapu and Whānau.

The Legal Forum was attended by representatives of various groups including iwi, hapu, whānau, business, local authorities and representatives from the public sector.

Peter urged attendees to get involved and make a submission on the reforms during the Select Committee process