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Dr Muriel Newman

Fundraiser Donation Page


Dear Supporter,


This is our Coastal Claims Fighting Fund fundraiser page – if you wanted the NZCPR’s regular donation page, please click HERE.

The NZCPR has launched a fighting fund to cover the cost of an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Court of Appeal judgement in the Marine and Coastal Area Act Edwards case.

By deliberately ignoring the intention of Parliament and elevating ‘tikanga’ above common law requirements to restrict customary title to minor pockets of the coast, unless the Court of Appeal decision is over-ruled, few claims are likely to be ruled out and most of New Zealand’s coastline will fall into the hands of multiple rival tribal groups. 

While the Coalition Government has committed to a law change to require the Courts to uphold the intention of Parliament, we believe appealing this dangerous Court of Appeal ruling is vital to ensure a good outcome in the public interest.

Furthermore, our legal team will be challenging not only the Court of Appeal’s interpretation of MACA, but also the judicial activism that is now damaging our courts and undermining democracy and the Rule of Law. 

If you share our concerns, please support our fundraiser by completing the form below. 

If you would prefer to donate by phone, using your credit card, we are happy to help – please call us on: (09) 434 3836 .

And if you would prefer to donate directly, here are the details: 

*Internet Banking: please credit ASB Bank NZCPR Supreme Court Appeal Fundraiser account: 12-3099-0833814-52

Thank you for helping our fight to save to the coast!

Kindest regards,




Dr Muriel Newman
New Zealand Centre for Political Research
PS If you have any problems, please phone us on 09 434 3836 or email me at 
PPS The main way we keep in touch is through our free NZCPR Weekly Newsletter, so if you haven’t subscribed, you can register HERE.  


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