Te Whenua Law & Consulting
Te Whenua Law specialises in providing affordable advice and advocacy to support Māori social and economic development. The practice covers a broad range of matters from Maori land and asset management to Waitangi Tribunal claims. The company's educational arm - Te Whenua Consulting, provides workshops to educate on participants on basic matters of law, and to assist organisations to develop an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and improve Maori language and cultural competency amongst staff.
Te Whenua Law is lead by Tania Te Whenua (Tūhoe, Whakatōhea). Prior to establishing Te Whenua Law, Tania practiced at Holland Beckett Lawyers, Potts & Hodgson Barristers and Solicitors and Aurere Law as a general practice solicitor specialsing in property & commercial matters with particular expertise in Māori asset management and development, and Waitangi Tribunal matters. Tania also co-wrote a bi-lingual Māori mediation programme for the Peace Foundation Aotearoa and has a longstanding successful consultancy working within the public, community and private sectors to educate organisations and their staff on the Treaty of Waitangi and cultural competency.