Te Manutukutuku

He manu tukutuku te rangi ka uhia he huruhuru te manu ka tau
Kites adorn the sky as feathers adorn the birds

Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead in Bob Maysmor, Te Manu Tukutuku (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2001)

Te Manutukutuku, ‘the flying kite’, is the Waitangi Tribunal’s official newsletter. In the first edition in 1989, the director Wira Gardiner explained that the humble kite was chosen as the name because:

‘Te Manutukutuku’ is symbolic of a number of key ideas. In modern times we largely fly kites for entertainment. Politicians also tend to fly ‘kites’ of a different sort – when they want to test public attitudes for an idea they might have. We prefer that ‘Te Manutukutuku’ represents ‘the messenger’ as a means of telling people what is happening.

The newsletter has a key educative role in informing people about crucial Treaty issues and the Tribunal's roles and responsibilities. As well as the public at large, Te Manutukutuku targets Māori organisations, learning institutions, local and national government bodies, politicians, and the media, and it has a strong international readership.

The initial hope for this kite – that it would act as a bridge across cultural gaps to help to reduce anxiety in the community about the Treaty and the work of the Tribunal – still flies with it today. Subscribe to Te Manutukutuku by emailing TMTTsubscriptions@justice.govt.nz

Current issue

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70 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Pipiri 2016 June 2016

Back issues

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69 [PDF, 2.5 MB] Kohi-Tātea 2016 January 2016
68 [PDF, 2.7 MB] Pipiri 2015 June 2015
67 [PDF, 1.8 MB] Hui-tanguru 2015 February 2015
66 [PDF, 7.1 MB] Poutū-te-Rangi 2014 March 2014
65 [PDF, 3.2 MB] Pipiri 2013 June 2013
64 [PDF, 2.4 MB] Haratua 2012 May 2012
63 [PDF, 1.5 MB] Hōngongoi 2009 July 2009
62 [PDF, 1.3 MB] Hakihea 2008 December 2008
61 [PDF, 1.1 MB] Kohi-tātea 2008 January 2008
60 [PDF, 638 KB] Pipiri 2004 June 2004
59 [PDF, 669 KB] Haratua 2004 May 2004
58 [PDF, 675 KB] Pipiri 2003 June 2003
57 [PDF, 571 KB] Poutū-te-Rangi 2003 March 2003
56 [PDF, 357 KB] Whiringa-ā-nuku 2002 October 2002
55 [PDF, 511 KB] Paenga-Whāwhā 2002 April 2002
54 [PDF, 353 KB] Hakihea 2001 December 2001
53 [PDF, 481 KB] Haratua – Pipiri 2001 May – June 2001
52 [PDF, 348 KB] Mahuru – Whiringa-a-Nuku 2000 September – October 2000
51 [PDF, 1.7 MB] Pipiri – Hōngongoi 2000 June – July 2000
50 [PDF, 3.5 MB] Poutū-te-Rangi 2000 March 2000
49 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Mahuru 1999 September 1999
48 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Haratua 1999 May 1999
47 [PDF, 1.1 MB] Hui-tanguru 1999 February 1999
46 [PDF, 2.9 MB] Whiringa-ā-nuku 1998 October 1998
45 [PDF, 1.4 MB] Here-turi-kōkā 1998 August 1998
44 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Haratua 1998 May 1998
43 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Whiringa-ā-rangi – Hakihea 1997 November – December 1997
42 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Here-turi-kōkā – Mahuru 1997 August – September 1997
41 [PDF, 1.7 MB] Pipiri – Hōngongoi 1997 June – July 1997
40 [PDF, 1.6 MB] Hui-tanguru – Poutū-te-Rangi 1997 February – March 1997

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