Tikanga and the Law
A Model of Recognition
This paper is based on the transcript from a presentation given at the New Zealand Asian Lawyers Wānanga on Tikanga and the Law given on 3 May 2023. This paper offers one of many explanations of tikanga and is an entry level introduction only to a complex kaupapa. This paper traverses briefly a proposed three-part model of recognition of tikanga. The first part of the model is a methodology of engagement. The second part is the notion of kaitiaki as a controlling principle. The third part is tikanga-enabling processes. The last two steps of the methodology are covered briefly due to time restraints.
Keywords: tikanga; normative system; recognition; methodology of engagement; tikanga-enabling processes; common law.
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