New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ
Land (whenua) is taonga tuku iho (cultural property, heritage) and of special importance to Māori. As the whakapūmautanga (legacy for the future), whenua provides for cultivation and storage of traditional foods and plants – for customary use and mahinga kai, and helps sustain each generation.
We report only on the available data we have, which cover a subset of Māori land used for primary production activities. We report on the number of livestock on maori-owned farms for main livestock types (eg farmed beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and deer) for the years 2006-16.
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Attribution 4.0 International
2002-2016; national and regional
primary production, agricultural activity, land use, Environmental reporting series: Our land 2018