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Tougher protection needed for Maori rock art

Tougher protection needed for Maori rock art

Updated 25 February 2013, 10:58 AEDT

A French rock art specialist has backed calls for New Zealand's Maori rock art to be protected.

Rock art is automatically protected under the New Zealand Historic Places Act and anyone caught damaging the rock art can be prosecuted.

But some activists say the laws are not tough enough.

Jim Schuster is a Maori heritage advisor for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and he says if people really want to cause damage to rock art, they will find a way.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Jim Schuster, Maori heritage advisor, New Zealand Historic Places Trust

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