Recognition of customary interests under the Marine & Coastal Area Act

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Two pathways

There are two pathways for iwi, hapū or whānau to have their customary interests recognised at law:

The tests for customary rights are the same whether the application has been made to the High Court or to the Crown.

Find out more about the tests under the Marine and Coastal Area Act

The government will help pay the costs of applications made through either pathway.

Find out more about getting help to fund your application 

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