Kāhui Legal has extensive experience in advising on natural resource matters

Our experts advise on a range of legal issues involving natural resources, including water, foreshore and seabed, fisheries, forestry, geothermal, petroleum and other minerals.

We are recognised experts on resource management issues. We appear regularly in the Environment Court for our clients.

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  • Advised the Iwi Leaders Group on water issues and foreshore and seabed matters
  • Advised iwi on the development of freshwater policy options
  • Advised iwi on foreshore and seabed issues, including the development of replacement legislation for the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004
  • Advised iwi on co-management arrangements for the Waikato, Rangitaiki and Waipa Rivers
  • Advised Maori land trusts and electricity generators on various geothermal issues
  • Advised Māori forestry operations on a wide range of issues, including the impact of the Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Advised major Māori fisheries organisation Te Ohu Kai Moana on a wide range of fisheries related matters, including constitutional and governance matters
  • Advised iwi in negotiations to settle long-standing litigation with a major electricity generator
  • Advised iwi on a range of minerals-related matters including the Government’s review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, development of policy and applications for permits
  • Represented iwi in foreshore and seabed negotiations with the Crown