Maori and the Environment
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|Format:||Paperback, 370 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 04 June 2010|
This collection of 19 articles discusses the impact of changes in Aotearoa New Zealand's natural environment due to factors such as climate change, pollution and degredation of waterways and land, pest control and environmental management policy. It highlights Maori perspectives on these issues and actions that Maori have taken to maintain and restore the environment. These contributions demonstrate that the relationship that Maori have with the environment through kaitiakitanga has sound environmental principles and provide a reminder of obligations for future generations of all New Zealanders. With local, regional and central government decisions about the environment continuing to be based on a least expensive option rather than on the most sustainable, the book suggests that Maori should take a lead role as active kaitiaki to promote sound principles in the wider community for the benefit of all.
About the Author
The editors are Rachael Selby, Pataka Moore and Malcolm Mulholland. Rachael is a senior lecturer at Massey University and an oral history researcher. Pataka has a background in resource and environmental planning and Maori resource development. Malcolm is an editor at Massey University and has conducted research for a number of Treaty of Waitangi claims. The 24 contributors, including Professor Mason Durie and Dr Margaret Mutu, are researchers, scientists and academics, and all share a passion for the environment and are extensively involved in work to preserve and restore it.
|Publisher: ||Huia Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.44 kg)|