Waitangi Tribunal reports

Once the Waitangi Tribunal has inquired into a claim, it writes a report to the Minister for Māori Development and the claimants explaining its findings and any recommendations it makes. These reports range from short documents dealing with just a single claim or issue up to multi–volume documents covering many claims and a broad range of historical and/or contemporary issues.

You can search, read, or download PDF files of the reports.

The Tribunal’s reports are published in hard copy by its publisher, Legislation Direct:
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A full list of the Tribunal’s reports is given below.

WaiReportYear
1 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim by J P Hawke and Others of Ngati Whatua Concerning the Fisheries Regulations 1978
2 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Waiau Pa Power Station Claim 1978
3 Report on Proposed Discharge of Sewage at Welcome Bay* 1990
4 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Kaituna River Claim 1984
5 Report on Imposition of Land Tax* 1990
6 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Motunui–Waitara Claim 1983
8 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Manukau Claim 1985
9 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Orakei Claim 1987
10 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Waiheke Island Claim 1987
11 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Maori Claim 1986
12 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Motiti Island Claim* 1985
13 Report on Fisheries Regulations* 1990
14 Report on Tokaanu Building Sections* 1990
15 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Weehi Claim to Customary Fishing Rights* 1987
17 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Mangonui Sewerage Claim 1988
18 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on Lake Taupo Fishing Rights* 1986
19 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim Relating to Maori ‘Privilege’* 1985
22 Interim Report to Minister of Maori Affairs on State-Owned Enterprises Bill* 1986
22 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Muriwhenua Fishing Claim 1988
25 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim Relating to Maori Representation on the Auckland Regional Authority* 1987
27 The Ngai Tahu Report 1991 (3 vols) 1991
27 The Ngai Tahu Claim: Supplementary Report on Ngai Tahu Legal Personality* 1991
27 The Ngai Tahu Sea Fisheries Report 1992 1992
27 The Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Report 1995 1995
32 The Ngati Rangiteaorere Claim Report 1990 1990
33 The Pouakani Report 1993 1993
34 Report on Proposed Sewage Scheme at Kakanui* 1990
38 The Te Roroa Report 1992 1992
45 Report on Kaimaumau Lands* 1991
45 Muriwhenua Land Report 1997
45 The Muriwhenua Land Claims Post 1865 2002
45 The Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report 2013
46 Report on Disposal of Crown Land in the Eastern Bay of Plenty 1995
46 The Ngati Awa Raupatu Report 1999
55 Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report 1995 1995
55 Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report on Remedies 1998
64 Rekohu: A Report on Moriori and Ngati Mutunga Claims in the Chatham Islands 2001
67 Report on the Oriwa 1B3 Block* 1992
83 Report on the Waikawa Block* 1989
84 The Turangi Township Report 1995 1995
84 Turangi Township Remedies Report 1998
103 Report on Roadman’s Cottage, Mahia*  
119 The Mohaka River Report 1992 1992
143 The Taranaki Report: Kaupapa Tuatahi 1996
145 Te Whanganui a Tara me ona Takiwa: Report on the Wellington District 2003
153 Preliminary Report on the Te Arawa Representative Geothermal Resource Claims 1993
167 Interim Report and Recommendation in Respect of the Whanganui River Claim* 1993
167 The Whanganui River Report 1999
26, 150 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on Claims Concerning the Allocation of Radio Frequencies 1990
176 Report on Broadcasting Claim* 1994
201 The Mohaka ki Ahuriri Report (2 vols) 2004
202 Report on the Tamaki Maori Development Authority Claim* 1991
212 Interim Report on the Rangitaiki and Wheao Rivers Claim* 1993
212 Te Ika Whenua – Energy Assets Report 1993 1993
212 Te Ika Whenua Rivers Report 1998
215 Te Raupatu o Tauranga Moana: Report on the Tauranga Confiscation Claims 2004
215 Tauranga Moana, 1886–2006: Report on the Post-Raupatu Claims (2 vols) 2010
261 Interim Report on the Auckland Hospital Endowments Claim* 1991
262 The Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal in Respect of the ANZTPA Regime* 2006
262 The Further Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal in Respect of the ANZTPA Regime* 2006
262 Ko Aotearoa Tēnei: A Report into Claims Concerning New Zealand Law and Policy Affecting Māori Culture and Identity, Taumata Tuatahi 2011
262 Ko Aotearoa Tēnei: A Report into Claims Concerning New Zealand Law and Policy Affecting Māori Culture and Identity, Taumata Tuarua 2011
264 Report on Auckland Railway Lands* 1992
264 Report on Wellington Railway Lands* 1992
264 Report on Railway Land at Waikanae* 1992
264 Report on South Auckland Railway Lands* 1993
273 Report on Tapuwae 1B and 4 Incorporation* 1993
276, 72, 121 Interim Report on Sylvia Park and Auckland Crown Asset Disposals* 1992
304 Ngawha Geothermal Resource Report 1993 1993
307 The Fisheries Settlement Report 1992 1992
315 Te Maunga Railways Land Report 1994
321 Appointments to the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission Report* 1992
322 Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Tuhuru Claim* 1993
350 Maori Development Corporation Report 1993
411 The Tarawera Forest Report 2003
413 Maori Electoral Option Report 1994
414 Te Whanau o Waipareira Report 1998
449 Kiwifruit Marketing Report 1995 1995
655 Report on Aspects of the Wai 655 Claim 2009
663 The Te Aroha Maunga Settlement Process Report 2015
674 The Kaipara Interim Report 2002
674 The Kaipara Report 2006
686 The Hauraki Report (3 vols) 2006
692 The Napier Hospital and Health Services Report 2001
718 The Wananga Capital Establishment Report 1999
728 The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Report 2001
776 Radio Spectrum Management and Development Interim Report* 1999
776 The Radio Spectrum Management and Development Final Report 1999
785 Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Preliminary Report on Customary Rights in the Northern South Island 2007
785 Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Preliminary Report on Te Tau Ihu Customary Rights in the Statutory Ngai Tahu Takiwa 2007
785 Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Report on Northern South Island Claims (3 vols) 2008
788, 800 The Ngati Maniapoto/Ngati Tama Settlement Cross-Claims Report 2001
789 The Mokai School Report 2000
790 Taranaki Maori, Dairy Industry Changes, and the Crown 2001
796 The Petroleum Report 2003
796 The Report on the Management of the Petroleum Resource 2011
814 Turanga Tangata Turanga Whenua: The Report on the Turanganui a Kiwa Claims (2 vols) 2004
814 The Mangatū Remedies Report 2014
863 The Wairarapa ki Tararua Report (3 vols) 2010
893 The Preliminary Report on the Haane Manahi Victoria Cross Claim 2005
758, 142 The Pakakohi and Tangahoe Settlement Claims Report 2000
903 He Whiritaunoka: The Whanganui Land Report 2015
953 Ahu Moana: The Aquaculture and Marine Farming Report 2002
958 The Ngati Awa Settlement Cross-Claims Report 2002
996 The Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau Settlement Cross-Claim Report 2003
1024 The Offender Assessment Policies Report 2005
1040 He Whakaputanga me te Tiriti/The Declaration and the Treaty: The Report on Stage 1 of the Te Paparahi o Te Raki Inquiry 2014
1071 Report on the Crown’s Foreshore and Seabed Policy 2004
1090 The Waimumu Trust (SILNA) Report 2005
1130 Te Kāhui Maunga: The National Park District Inquiry Report 2013
1150 The Te Arawa Mandate Report 2004
1150 The Te Arawa Mandate Report: Te Wahanga Tuarua 2005
1177 The Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Tai Hauauru By-election 2004
1200 He Maunga Rongo: Report on Central North Island Claims, Stage One (4 vols) 2008
1298 The Report on the Aotearoa Institute Claim Concerning Te Wananga o Aotearoa 2005
1353 The Te Arawa Settlement Process Reports 2007
1362 The Tamaki Makaurau Settlement Process Report 2007
2190 The East Coast Settlement Report 2010
2235 The Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report 2012
2336 Matua Rautia: The Report on the Kōhanga Reo Claim 2013
2358 The Stage 1 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim 2012
2391, 2393 The Final Report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims 2015
2417 Whaia te Mana Motuhake/In Pursuit of Mana Motuhake: Report on the Māori Community Development Act Claim 2015
2478 He Kura Whenua ka Rokohanga: Report on Claims about the Reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 2016
2490 The Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report 2015
2522 Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 2016
* These reports are unbound and some are very short.

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