Waitangi Tribunal

The Waitangi Tribunal was established in 1975 by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. The Tribunal is a permanent commission of inquiry charged with making recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to actions or omissions of the Crown that potentially breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.

View reports

Having inquired into a claim, the Tribunal produces a report of its findings for the claimants and Crown.
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At any given time, the Tribunal will be actively servicing a number of inquiries.
View information on the status of these inquiries.

The claims process

From registration to reporting, a claim passes through several distinct stages.
Find out about these stages.

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