Author(s): Pita Rikys
The Valuation for and Rating of Maori Land examines the specialist areas of valuation and rating at the same time as it defines the ever-evolving relationship between Maori and local government. It considers the present and the future in the context of the past, and speaks with the voices of many who have been concerned by the impact of policy and legislation on the lives of people throughout the country. In particular it brings critical and informed thinking to bear on policy and legislative reforms currently under way and to the role of the Treaty ofWaitangi in the local government sector. As a complete work it displays the unique quality of bi-cultural reference. The Valuation for and Rating of Maori Land is an invaluable resource for people involved in and with the local government sector -especially politicians and senior managers. It is also an essential resource for professionals active in the sector such as lawyers, valuers, engineers, and planners. Finally, it is a powerful resource for students of law, property, politics, local government and Maori studies. PITA RIKYS has had a long involvement with local government stretching back over twenty years, in a range of different roles and capacities, most recently as a respected commentator and consultant.