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. Copies of Waitangi Tribunal reports are also held in many public libraries.

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A full list of the Tribunal’s reports is given below, with final reports first, then the current pre-publication reports.

Wai

Final Reports

Year

1

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim by J P Hawke and Others of Ngati Whatua concerning the Fisheries Regulations(external link)

 

1978

2

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Waiau Pa Power Station Claim(external link)

 

1978

3

Report on Proposed Discharge of Sewage at Welcome Bay(external link) *

 

1990

4

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Kaituna River Claim(external link)

 

1984

5

Report on Imposition of Land Tax(external link) *

 

1990

6

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Motunui–Waitara Claim(external link)

Front cover of Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Motunui–Waitara Claim(external link)

1983

8

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Manukau Claim(external link)

 

1985

9

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Orakei Claim(external link)

Front cover of Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Orakei Claim(external link)

1987

10

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Waiheke Island Claim(external link)

Front cover of Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Waiheke Island Claim(external link)

1987

11

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Maori Claim(external link)

Front cover of Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Maori Claim(external link)

1986

12

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Motiti Island Claim(external link) *

Front cover of the Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Motiti Island Claim(external link)

1985

13

Report on Fisheries Regulations(external link) *

 

1990

14

Report on Tokaanu Building Sections(external link) *

 

1990

15

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Weehi Claim to Customary Fishing Rights(external link) *

 

1987

17

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Mangonui Sewerage Claim(external link)

 

1988

18

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on Lake Taupo Fishing Rights(external link) *

 

1986

19

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim Relating to Maori ‘Privilege’(external link) *

 

1985

22

Interim Report to Minister of Maori Affairs on State-Owned Enterprises Bill(external link) *

 

1986

22

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Muriwhenua Fishing Claim(external link)

Front cover of the Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Muriwhenua Fishing Claim(external link)

1988

25

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on a Claim Relating to Maori Representation on the Auckland Regional Authority(external link) *

 

1987

27

The Ngai Tahu Report 1991
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

 

1991

27

The Ngai Tahu Claim: Supplementary Report on Ngai Tahu Legal Personality(external link) *

 

1991

27

The Ngai Tahu Sea Fisheries Report 1992(external link)

Front cover of the Ngai Tahu Sea Fisheries Report 1992(external link)

1992

27

The Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Report 1995(external link)

Front cover of the Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Report 1995(external link)

1995

32

The Ngati Rangiteaorere Claim Report 1990(external link)

Front cover of the Ngati Rangiteaorere Claim Report 1990(external link)

1990

33

The Pouakani Report 1993
Part 1(external link)
Part 2(external link)

Front cover of the Pouakani Report 1993(external link)

1993

34

Report on Proposed Sewage Scheme at Kakanui(external link) *

 

1990

38

The Te Roroa Report 1992(external link)

Front cover of the Te Roroa Report 1992(external link)

1992

45

Report on Kaimaumau Lands(external link) *

 

1991

45

Muriwhenua Land Report(external link)

Front cover of the Muriwhenua Land Report(external link)

1997

45

The Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report(external link)

Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report cover(external link)

2013

46

Report on Disposal of Crown Land in the Eastern Bay of Plenty(external link)

 

1995

46

The Ngati Awa Raupatu Report(external link)

Front cover of the Ngati Awa Raupatu Report(external link)

1999

55

Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report 1995(external link)

Front cover of Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report 1995(external link)

1995

55

Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report on Remedies(external link)

Front cover of Te Whanganui-a-Orotu Report on Remedies(external link)

1998

64

Rekohu: A Report on Moriori and Ngati Mutunga Claims in the Chatham Islands(external link)

Front cover of Rekohu(external link)

2001

67

Report on the Oriwa 1B3 Block(external link) *

 

1992

83

Report on the Waikawa Block(external link) *

 

1989

84

The Turangi Township Report 1995(external link)

Front cover of the Turangi Township Report 1995(external link)

1995

84

Turangi Township Remedies Report(external link)

 

1998

103

Report on Roadman’s Cottage, Mahia(external link) *

 

1990

119

The Mohaka River Report 1992(external link)

Front cover of the Mohaka River Report 1992(external link)

1992

143

The Taranaki Report: Kaupapa Tuatahi(external link)

Front cover of the Taranaki Report 1996(external link)

1996

145

Te Whanganui a Tara me ona Takiwa: Report on the Wellington District(external link)

Front cover of Te Whanganui a Tara me ona Takiwa(external link)

2003

153

Preliminary Report on the Te Arawa Representative Geothermal Resource Claims(external link)

Front cover of the Preliminary Report on the Te Arawa Repres (external link)

1993

167

Interim Report and Recommendation in Respect of the Whanganui River Claim(external link) *

 

1993

167

The Whanganui River Report(external link)

Front cover of the Whanganui River Report(external link)

1999

26, 150

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on Claims concerning the Allocation of Radio Frequencies(external link)

 

1990

176

Report on Broadcasting Claim(external link) *

 

1994

201

The Mohaka ki Ahuriri Report(external link)

Front cover of the Mohaka ki Ahuriri Report(external link)

2004

202

Report on the Tamaki Maori Development Authority Claim(external link) *

 

1991

212

Interim Report on the Rangitaiki and Wheao Rivers Claim(external link) *

 

1993

212

Te Ika Whenua – Energy Assets Report 1993(external link)

Front cover of Te Ika Whenua – Energy Assets Report(external link)

1993

212

Te Ika Whenua Rivers Report(external link)

Front cover of Te Ika Whenua Rivers Report(external link)

1998

215

Te Raupatu o Tauranga Moana: Report on the Tauranga Confiscation Claims(external link)

Front cover of Te Raupatu o Tauranga Moana(external link)(external link)

2004

215

Tauranga Moana, 1886–2006: Report on the Post-Raupatu Claims
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)

Front cover of Tauranga Moana, 1886–2006(external link)

2010

261

Interim Report on the Auckland Hospital Endowments Claim(external link) *

 

1991

262

The Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal in Respect of the ANZTPA Regime(external link) *

 

2006

262

The Further Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal in Respect of the ANZTPA Regime(external link) *

 

2006

262

Ko Aotearoa Tēnei: A Report into Claims concerning New Zealand Law and Policy Affecting Māori Culture and Identity, Taumata Tuatahi(external link)

Front cover of Ko Aotearoa Tēnei, Te Taumata Tuatahi(external link)

2011

262

Ko Aotearoa Tēnei: A Report into Claims concerning New Zealand Law and Policy Affecting Māori Culture and Identity, Taumata Tuarua
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)

Front cover of Ko Aotearoa Tēnei, Taumata Tuarua(external link)

2011

264

Report on Auckland Railway Lands(external link) *

 

1992

264

Report on Wellington Railway Lands(external link) *

 

1992

264

Report on Railway Land at Waikanae(external link) *

 

1992

264

Report on South Auckland Railway Lands(external link) *

 

1993

273

Report on Tapuwae 1B and 4 Incorporation(external link) *

 

1993

276, 72, 121

Interim Report on Sylvia Park and Auckland Crown Asset Disposals(external link) *

 

1992

304

Ngawha Geothermal Resource Report 1993(external link)

Front cover of the Ngawha Geothermal Resource Report 1993(external link)(external link)

1993

307

The Fisheries Settlement Report 1992(external link)

Front cover of the Fisheries Settlement Report 1992(external link)(external link)

1992

315

Te Maunga Railways Land Report(external link)

 

1994

321

Appointments to the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission Report(external link) *

 

1992

322

Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Tuhuru Claim(external link) *

 

1993

350

Maori Development Corporation Report(external link)

Front cover of the Maori Development Corporation Report(external link)

1993

411

The Tarawera Forest Report(external link)

Front cover of the Tarawera Forest Report(external link)

2003

413

Maori Electoral Option Report(external link)

Front cover of the Maori Electoral Option Report(external link)

1994

414

Te Whanau o Waipareira Report(external link)

Front cover of Te Whanau o Waipareira Report (external link)

1998

449

Kiwifruit Marketing Report 1995(external link)

Front cover of the Kiwifruit Marketing Report 1995(external link)

1995

655

Report on Aspects of the Wai 655 Claim(external link)

Front cover of the Report on Aspects of the Wai 655 Claim(external link)

2009

663

The Te Aroha Maunga Settlement Process Report(external link)

 

2015

674

The Kaipara Interim Report(external link)

Front cover of the Kaipara Interim Report(external link)

2002

674

The Kaipara Report(external link)

Front cover of the Kaipara Report(external link)

2006

686

The Hauraki Report
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

Front cover of the Hauraki Report(external link)

2006

692

The Napier Hospital and Health Services Report(external link)

Front cover of the Napier Hospital and Health Services Report(external link)

2001

718

The Wananga Capital Establishment Report(external link)

Front cover of the Wananga Capital Establishment Report(external link)

1999

728

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Report(external link)

Front cover of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Report(external link)

2001

758, 142

The Pakakohi and Tangahoe Settlement Claims Report(external link)

Front cover of the Pakakohi and Tangahoe Settlement Claims Report(external link)

2000

776

Radio Spectrum Management and Development Interim Report(external link) *

 

1999

776

The Radio Spectrum Management and Development Final Report(external link)

Front cover of the Radio Spectum Management and Development Final Report(external link)

1999

785

Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Preliminary Report on Customary Rights in the Northern South Island(external link)

Front cover of Te Tau Ihu o te Waka o Maui: Preliminary Report on Customary Rights in the Northern South Island(external link)

2007

785

Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Preliminary Report on Te Tau Ihu Customary Rights in the Statutory Ngai Tahu Takiwa(external link)

Front cover of Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui: Preliminary Report on Te Tau Ihu Customary Rights in the Statutory Ngāi Tahu Takiwā(external link)

2007

785

Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Report on Northern South Island Claims
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

Front cover of Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a Maui: Report on Northern South Island Claims(external link)

2008

788, 800

The Ngati Maniapoto/Ngati Tama Settlement Cross-Claims Report(external link)

Front cover of the Ngati Maniapoto/Ngati Tama Settlement Cross-Claims Report(external link)

2001

789

The Mokai School Report(external link)

Front cover of the Mokai School Report(external link)

2000

790

Taranaki Maori, Dairy Industry Changes, and the Crown(external link)

Front cover of Taranaki Maori, Dairy Industry Changes, and the Crown(external link)

2001

796

The Petroleum Report(external link)

Front cover of the Petroleum Report(external link)

2003

796

The Report on the Management of the Petroleum Resource(external link)

Front cover of the Report on the Management of the Petroleum Resource(external link)

2011

814

Turanga Tangata Turanga Whenua: The Report on the Turanganui a Kiwa Claims
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)

Front cover of Turanga Tangata Turanga Whenua(external link)

2004

814

The Mangatū Remedies Report(external link)

Front cover of the Mangatu Remedies Report(external link)

2014

863

The Wairarapa ki Tararua Report
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

Front cover of the Wairarapa ki Tararua Report(external link)

2010

893

The Preliminary Report on the Haane Manahi Victoria Cross Claim(external link)

Front cover of the Preliminary Report on the Haane Manahi Victoria Cross Claim(external link)

2005

894

Te Urewera
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)
Volume 4(external link)
Volume 5(external link)
Volume 6(external link)
Volume 7(external link)
Volume 8(external link)

Front cover of volume 1 of Te Urewera(external link)

2017

903

He Whiritaunoka: The Whanganui Land Report
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

Front cover of He Whiritaunoka(external link)

2015

953

Ahu Moana: The Aquaculture and Marine Farming Report(external link)

Front cover of Ahu Moana(external link)

2002

958

The Ngati Awa Settlement Cross-Claims Report(external link)

Front cover of the Ngati Awa Settlement Cross-Claims Report(external link)

2002

996

The Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau Settlement Cross-Claim Report(external link)

Front cover of the Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau Settlement Cross-Claim Report(external link)

2003

1024

The Offender Assessment Policies Report(external link)

Front cover of the Offender Assessment Policies Report(external link)

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(external link)

Front cover of He Whakaputanga me te Tiriti(external link)

2014

1071

Report on the Crown’s Foreshore and Seabed Policy(external link)

Front cover of the Report on the Crown’s Foreshore and Seabed Policy(external link)

2004

1090

The Waimumu Trust (SILNA) Report(external link)

Front cover of the Waimumu Trust (SILNA) Report(external link)

2005

1130

Te Kāhui Maunga: The National Park District Inquiry Report
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)

Front cover of Te Kāhui Maunga(external link)

2013

1150

The Te Arawa Mandate Report(external link)

Front cover of the Te Arawa Mandate Report(external link)

2004

1150

The Te Arawa Mandate Report: Te Wahanga Tuarua(external link)

Front cover of the Te Arawa Mandate Report: Te Wahanga Tuarua(external link)

2005

1177

The Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Tai Hauauru By-election(external link)

 

2004

1177

Addendum to the Interim Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Tai Hauauru By-election(external link)

 

2004

1200

He Maunga Rongo: Report on Central North Island Claims, Stage One
Volume 1(external link)
Volume 2(external link)
Volume 3(external link)
Volume 4(external link)

Front cover of He Maunga Rongo(external link)

2008

1298

The Report on the Aotearoa Institute Claim concerning Te Wananga o Aotearoa(external link)

Front cover of the Report on the Aoearoa Institute Claim concerning Te Wananga o Aotearoa(external link)

2005

1353

The Te Arawa Settlement Process Reports(external link)

Front cover of the Te Arawa Settlement Process Reports(external link)

2007

1362

The Tamaki Makaurau Settlement Process Report(external link)

Front cover of the Tāmaki Makaurau Settlement Process Report(external link)

2007

2190

The East Coast Settlement Report(external link)

Front cover of the East Coast Settlement Report(external link)

2010

2235

The Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report(external link)

Front cover of the Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report(external link)

2012

2336

Matua Rautia: The Report on the Kōhanga Reo Claim(external link)

Front cover of Matua Rautia(external link)

2013

2358

The Stage 1 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim(external link)

Front cover of the Stage 1 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim(external link)

2012

2391, 2393

The Final Report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims(external link)

Front cover of the Final Report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims(external link)

2015

2417

Whaia te Mana Motuhake/In Pursuit of Mana Motuhake: Report on the Māori Community Development Act Claim(external link)

Front cover of Whaia Te Mana Motuhake(external link)

2015

2478

He Kura Whenua ka Rokohanga: Report on Claims about the Reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993(external link)

Front cover of He Kura Whenua ka Rokohanga(external link)

2016

2490

The Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

Front Cover of the Ngapuhi Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2015

2522

Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(external link)

Front cover of the Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(external link)

2016

2540

Tū Mai te Rangi! Report on the Crown and Disproportionate Reoffending Rates(external link)

Front cover of Tū Mai te Rangi!(external link)

2017

2561

The Ngatiwai Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

Front cover of the Ngātiwai Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2017

2573

The Mana Ahuriri Mandate Report(external link)

Front cover of the Mana Ahuriri Mandate Report(external link)

2020

2662

The Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

Front cover of the Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2018

2575

Hauora: Report on Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry(external link)

Front cover of Hauora(external link)

2019

2840

The Hauraki Settlement Overlapping Claims Inquiry Report(external link)

Front cover of the Hauraki Settlement Overlapping Claims Inquiry Report(external link)

2019

2858

The Maniapoto Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

Front cover of the Maniapoto Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2020

2870

He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori Prisoners' Voting Report(external link)

Front cover of He Aha i Pērā Ai?(external link)

2019

* These reports are unbound and some are very short.

 

Wai

Pre-publication Reports

Year

898

The Priority Report concerning Maui’s Dolphin – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2016

898

Te Mana Whatu Ahuru: Report on Te Rohe Pōtae Claims – Pre-publication Version
Parts I and II(external link)
Part III(external link)
Part IV(external link)
Part V(external link)

2018–20

2200

Horowhenua: The Muaūpoko Priority Report – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2017

2358

The Stage 2 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claims – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2019

2522

Report on the Crown’s Review of the Plant Variety Rights Regime – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2020

2660

The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 Inquiry Stage 1 Report – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2020

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