By Paul Tapsell

Is New Zealand ready to not just tick the Treaty partnership box, but actually open it and accept that Māori community-driven world views concerning their whenua is equally valid science, capable of underpinning, guiding and reshaping agricultural science and farming practices?

This book calls for political action: the urgent need for a ‘lighthouse of understanding’ – Pou Mārama – in which the Crown’s agricultural research realigns itself with tikanga and works with Māori communities to regenerate the ailing whenua. Paul Tapsell investigates government engagement with Māori farming practices and calls for a critical shift in thinking to embrace Māori approaches to resource management and harvesting.