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The Te Rohe Pōtae District Inquiry
The Te Rohe Pōtae District Inquiry, presided over by Judge David Ambler, encompasses around 250 claims. More>>>
Major issues in the Rohe Pōtae inquiry include the Crown's relationship with the Kīngitanga movement, the creation of the Rohe Pōtae, the construction of the main trunk railway through the district, the operation of the Native Land Court and the alienation of Māori land in the nineteenth century, the management of Māori land in the twentieth century, waterways, environmental impacts, and public works takings.
The Tribunal Panel hearing the claims consists of Judge David Ambler, Professor Sir Hirini Mead, John Baird, Dr Aroha Harris, and Professor Pou Temara. More>>>
The Rohe Pōtae inquiry has moved into the hearing stage, in which evidence is presented to the Tribunal. Three hearing weeks have now been held, covering Te Ōhākī Tapu, Pre-Treaty transactions, Old Land Claims and Crown pre-emption from 1885-1909. Hearing week four will take place from 8 - 12 April 2013 in Glenview, Hamilton, and will cover war and raupatu issues. More>>>
The bulk of research for the Rohe Pōtae inquiry has now been completed, and the gap-filling research is underway. Click here to see which Tribunal-commissioned reports are still underway.
Documents on the Record of Inquiry are available via the Te Rohe Pōtae document store on this website. Parties to the inquiry can request a login and password to this document store from the Waitangi Tribunal's librarian via the 'contact us' section on this website.
The staff currently servicing the inquiry are: