What could WAI 262 hold for the future? Seminar, Thurs 9th Sept @ TPK, Wellington

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What could WAI 262 hold for the future?

The Wai 262 Claim on indigenous flora and fauna and Maori cultural and intellectual property rights was lodged 19 years ago and the Waitangi Tribunal hearings were completed in 2007. The much anticipated Waitangi Tribunal Report has not yet been released but the issues are ongoing. This Seminar provides an opportunity for speakers and participants to engage in a discussion on the many challenges and opportunities WAI 262 presents for matauranga Maori, science, legal, political, cultural, social and economic issues, as well as possible options for settlement. The seminar features five prominent commentators.

SPEAKERS: Leo Watson, Counsel for Claimant, Ocean Mercier PhD Physics, Te Kawa A Maui VUW, Kim Connolly-Stone, Chief Advisor, Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Development Wayne Mulligan, CE Fomana Capital, Metiria Turei MP, Leader Green Party

Venue: Te Puni Kokiri, cnr Lambton Quay and Stout Street,

TIme: 5-7pm

Date: This Thursday, September 9th

Organised by the students of Maori Business 401, Victoria Management School with support from Toihuarewa and Te Puni Kokiri.

Please RSVP to: tania.loughlin@vuw.ac.nz

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