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Resource management and Māori attitudes to water in southern New Zealand

Williams, Jim (2006) Resource management and Māori attitudes to water in southern New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 62. pp. 73-80.

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Abstract

Pre-contact Māori regarded land and water as a single entity, with a common regime of resource management practices. Underpinning these was a world-view that involved unique spiritual concepts, the most important of which was mauri: the notion that a body of water had its own life-force. Waters were classified according to the state of their mauri. The paper outlines traditional approaches and how they are applied today.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Māori, mauri, natural resources, tradition, water, TEK
Publication Types:Article
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
ID Code:45
Deposited By:Karyn Paringatai
Deposited On:16 March 2007

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