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Office of Māori Crown Relations in funding crisis, unable to pay bills and support customary rights claims

Summarised by Centrist 

The agency set up by the government to help fund people to sue the government is broke. 

The Office of Māori Crown Relations, Te Arawhiti, is struggling with a major funding shortfall, unable to pay its bills and meet the demand for its Takutai Moana Financial Assistance Scheme. 

This crisis threatens to halt multiple High Court hearings for Māori seeking Customary Marine Title, with claimants and lawyers facing significant delays and unpaid invoices.

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