Marine and Coastal Area Act Technical Researcher
We are seeking to engage an historian with extensive experience and knowledge researching customary marine title and rights.
We are Te Mata Law who represent a West Coast hapū who have made a High Court application for recognition orders for customary marine title and customary rights over a defined piece of coastal area north of Taranaki. This application is made under the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 (MACA).
To complete the evidence gathering phase of this application, we require a historian to research the customary title and rights over the defined coastal area and to produce a report that will be filed as evidence in the High Court.
As this report will be filed as evidence in the High Court, the historian will be required to be available for presenting the report in the High Court and answering questions under cross-examination that will be focused on scrutinizing the reliability of the research. This is likely to happen in 2020 or 2021.
To perform this project you will need to work within the following budget:
- $60,000 for research gathering; and
- $8,000 for hearing preparation, presenting evidence and being cross-examined at the hearing.
Further to this budget we have funds to cover disbursements, travel and accommodation.
The time frame for this project is about 12 months, however we need to show the High Court that we have completed a substantial amount of the evidence gathering by June.
If this project interests you, please contact us: