Treaty Debates: Water Is Our Business 

Thu 30 Jan 2014,  6.30pm–8pm
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Free entry

Huka Falls. Jonathon Kelso

This year’s Treaty Debate at Te Papa is a lively discussion of water rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. Who ‘owns’ the water? Māori or the Crown?

The panel features Jacinta Ruru (University of Otago, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto), Donald Couch (Environment Canterbury), Clive Howard-Williams (NIWA), and Ian McKenzie (Federated Farmers).

The event is introduced by Te Papa’s Treaty of Waitangi scholar, Claudia Orange, and is chaired by Radio New Zealand’s Susie Ferguson.

The Treaty Debates are organised by Te Papa in partnership with the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington.

Listen to the complete Treaty Debates archive online at Radio New Zealand.

Puawai Cairns, Te Papa's Curator of Contemporary Maori Culture, will be tweeting up to and during the event. Join the conversation at #treatydebate