Edward Te Kohu Douglas & Mark Robertson Shaw  

Opening Remarks

Tikitu Tutua Nathan, Environmental Services Manager, Tuwharetoa


1.         Water Rights-What Are They And What Do They Include Or

Exclude And Who Says So

            Hori Parata, Natural Resources Manager, Ngati Wai Trust Board


2.         The Doctrinal Basis of Water Rights Claims in Indigenous Communities

Dr Lawrence Kalinoe, Executive Dean, School of Law, University of Papua New Guinea


3.            Waterways, Maori And The Crown: The Historical Experience

Ben White, Historian, The Waitangi Tribunal


4.            Values, Uses, Rights and Laws Relating to the Waters of the Whanganui River

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, Housing and Maori Affairs


5.            Redeeming The Reputation Of The Crown

      Titewhai Harawira, Member, New Zealand Maori Council

      Eddie Penetito, Ngati Kauwhata ki te Tonga

      Stephen Bray, Waitaha & Kaitahu

      Rata Pue, Taranaki & Te Atiawa


6.         Who Should Be Responsible For Protecting The Health Of Our Waterways?

Sister Makareta, Atihaunuia Paparangi


7.         How Do Waitangi Tribunal Reports On Various Water Bodies Enlighten Us

            Cathy Ertel, Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, McKenzie, Bartleet & Co


8.            Tangata Whenua Water Rights And Usage Under The Resource Management Act

Shane Jones, Commissioner, Te Ohu Kaimoana


9.         What’s Happening With Water In The Environment Court?

Tom Benion, Barrister Sole

10.            Swamps And Wetlands-The Forgotten Taonga

            Geoff Park, Landscape Ecology & History


11.      Water Usage-The Public And Private Sectors and Water Rights

Dr Brent Wheeler, Director, Brent Wheeler & Co