Waitangi Tribunal


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Waitangi Tribunal

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in New Zealand) a government tribunal empowered to examine and make recommendations on Māori claims under the Treaty of Waitangi
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A 2011 Waitangi Tribunal report expressed concern over the lack of place for matauranga Maori--knowledge and cultural values--in law, policy and practice, warning it "compounds a wider picture of social disparity, reflected, for example, in educational performance, employment and incomes, and the current crisis in Maori health.
The timing is also important as it comes on the back of the recent Waitangi Tribunal report that revealed both Maoris and the Crown signed the agreement as equal partners.
She is at present a director of Mighty River Power Ltd, AgResearch Ltd and is in addition a member of the Waitangi Tribunal.
These are the Wai 11 and Wai 262 claims to the Waitangi Tribunal (set up in 1975 to hear claims relating to Crown violations of the Treaty of Waitangi).
However, many Maori and other researchers reflect that there is still not a true partnership between the Crown (the State) and Maori stakeholders (Clark & Grey, 2010; Jenkin, 2009; Waitangi Tribunal, 2010) in many spheres of Aotearoa / New Zealand society, including education.
The Waitangi Tribunal said the centre-right government should not proceed with the partial privatisation of state-owned energy assets until claims by indigenous Maori to natural resources had been settled.
Maori from all along the river particularly objected to the fact that the Department of Conservation introduced their pass (ostensibly to control and regulate the impact of campers on the river and its environs) at a sensitive time, when the Waitangi Tribunal (3) was evaluating claims against the Crown by a number of local iwi (tribes).
The two tribes most closely associated with Parihaka, Taranaki and Te Ati Awa, are moving, only now, 14 years after the Waitangi Tribunal released its Taranaki report, towards a negotiated settlement of their Treaty of Waitangi Claims.
While various reports were written over the years, the Waitangi Tribunal Report on the Manukau Harbour claim, 1985, known as WAI-8, was the most important for Waiohua.
New Zealand in 1975 established the Waitangi Tribunal to hear claims by Maori founded on alleged breaches of the Waitangi Treaty (1840).
Following this decision, Maori were awarded a settlement of substantial value, now deemed to be worth about $750 million, $150 million of which was used to purchase a 50% holding in Sealord Limited (Hodgson, 2003; Waitangi Tribunal, 1992).
The Waitangi Tribunal, a statutory body established in 1975 to make recommendations to the Government relating to breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, has heard the majority of these claims.