Stepping Up: COVID-19: Checkpoints and Rangatiratanga

Paperback: $10.00
ISBN-13: 9781775506713
Published: November 2021

Additional Information

100 pages
  • About the Book
  • This book discusses the roadside checkpoints that were set up by Māori to protect communities during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Case studies of four different checkpoints are examined, each of which looked slightly different, but all of which were underpinned by tikanga Māori. The checkpoints are discussed as practical expressions of whanau, hapū, iwi and Māori rangatiratanga and indicate the ongoing existence and flourishing of rangatiratanga.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Luke Fitzmaurice, Author

      Luke Fitzmaurice (Te Aupōuri) is a teaching fellow at Te Kawa a Māui, Māori Studies, Te Herenga Waka: Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD candidate in law at the University of Otago. His interests include kaupapa Māori approaches to law and policy, particularly family law and children’s rights. Luke has a BA in politics and international relations, an LLB, and a Postgraduate Certificate in indigenous studies from Victoria University of
      Wellington. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in child-centred practice from the University of Otago.

    • Maria Bargh, Author

      Dr Maria Bargh (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa) is an associate professor at Te Kawa a Māui, Māori Studies, Te Herenga Waka: Victoria University of Wellington. Maria has a PhD in political science and international relations from the Australian National University, and a BA Hons in politics and English from Victoria University of Wellington. Maria has over two decades of experience researching and teaching Māori politics and has been involved for many years in looking at options to better protect Māori political and constitutional rights.