Faculty of Law
Te Tai Haruru
Te Tai Haruru is the Māori Legal Academics Group and support staff based at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Tai Haruru currently consists of Khylee Quince, Claire Charters and Natalie Coates. We research and teach in a number of specialised areas, including Māori custom law, criminal law, environmental law, jurisprudence, constitutional law as it relates to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and comparative indigenous rights law. We are committed to the development and analysis of the law in ways which support and affirm Māori cultural and legal frameworks and Māori aspirations for tino rangatiratanga, recognised by article 2 of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We undertake research and publish our work to demonstrate a commitment to recovering our histories, reclaiming our land and resources and restoring justice. We are guided in our research and teaching by the wisdom of our tupuna, our collective rights and responsibilties as hapu and iwi members, and our obligations to our land and environment.
Te Tai Haruru was established in 1994 by Dr Nin Tomas (Tai Tokerau Confederation of iwi) and Andrea Tunks (Whakatohea, Te Whānau a Apanui). Past members of Te Tai Haruru include Kerensa Johnston (Ngaruahinerangi, Te Atiawa) and Shane Heremaia (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa).
The Journal of Māori Legal Writing arose out of the need for academic discussion of tikanga Māori as part of a modern system of law, and other issues relevant to Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Tai Haruru, the Māori academic staff at the Auckland Faculty of Law, produces the journal. Dr Nin Tomas edited the first two issues (2004, 2006) along with the current 2013 issue.
2008 - Johnston, K. He Iti, He Taonga: Taranaki Women Speak, Pindar NZ
Waikato Law Review Taumauri 13 2005:169-189
Dispute Resolution in New Zealand, Auckland, Oxford University Press, Second Edition
The New Zealand Criminal Justice System, Auckland, LexisNexis
Commonwealth Law Bulletin Vol 34 I (2008) pp 21 - 41