Waitangi Tribunal

Karanga te rā, karanga te rā!

Karangahia ngā ihi o te rā, kia hui te ora, kia hui te mārama.

Wetekina te pō, kia pūrangiaho te kōrero

“Tākiri te haeata, ka ao, ka awatea, horahia mai ko te ao mārama”

Set up by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975, the Waitangi Tribunal is a permanent commission of inquiry that makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Crown actions which breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.

  • The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi »

    Find out about the Treaty of Waitangi, its two texts and what the Tribunal has said about its meaning and its principles.

  • Claims process »

    Find out about how to make a Waitangi Tribunal claim and the process of getting your claim to a hearing. You can find out about researching your claim, how you can get legal advice, download the Tribunal’s Guide to Practice and Procedure, as well as find out what happens during and after a hearing.

  • Applications »

    Information and guidance about the different applications you can make to the Waitangi Tribunal. Apply for an urgent or remedies hearing, or to remove a memorialised title from your land, and find information for the media on applying to record and broadcast Tribunal events.

  • Inquiries »

    Find out about the different ways the tribunal groups claims for hearing, and information on what inquiries are currently before the Waitangi Tribunal.

  • Publications & resources »

    Find and download Waitangi Tribunal reports, inquiry documents, Te Manutukutuku (the Tribunal’s newsletter), school resources, and other publications.

  • About the Tribunal »

    Find out about the role of the Waitangi Tribunal, the members and the staff who support the Tribunal.

  • Contact us »

    Contact details for the Waitangi Tribunal.

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