Research Grants 2020

A Fundamental Environmental Rule of Law ($18,500); Prof. Catherine Iorns Magallanes

A project looking at whether it can be argued that certain environmental principles are part of common law.


Investigation into Resource Management issues relating to quarrying by Matamata Metal Supplies ($2000) Wellington Community Justice Project – Law Reform Team

Working with the Okauia Whenua Trust on resource consent and the framework for protecting fresh water.


Natural Laws: Physics in Whakatauki (12,000); Assoc. Prof. Ocean Mercier

Analysis of texts generate an understanding of Māori relationships to natural environments with a focus on articulations of social relationships in relation to natural, physical laws.


Transmission Gully – following the outcome of EPA Board of Inquiry decision regarding Te Puka Stream, ($14,000); Dr. Sarah Monod de Froideville

To identify the processes and practices by which an Inquiry decision could be effectively overridden in the Te Puka Stream case study.