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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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He had, instinctively, opposed the amendment to the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal Act allowing Maori claims prior to 1984, supported Muldoon in opposition to the Bastion Point settlement, and privately regarded the Treaty itself as a chimera that distracted Maori from focusing on more immediate concerns.
The second paper is from former Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the New Zealand Waitangi Tribunal, Joe Williams, whose topic, 'Confessions of a native judge: Reflections on the role of transitional justice in the transformation of indigeneity', is quite a mouthful of expected directions, which were simplified down to an excellent exposure of the ongoing legal necessity of maintaining and developing relationships between Indigenous people (in this example, the Maori) and the Crown, and the commonalties shared with Australian Indigenous struggles with our own government structures in a process described as 'transitional justice'.
In 2001, Professor WH (Bill) Oliver published the most influential critique of the Waitangi Tribunal ever written in its 37-year history.
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).
Her thesis was on early race relations in New Zealand--a subject on which she was to teach and supervise theses for many years and which was to lead to a term on the Waitangi Tribunal after retirement in 1986.
A significant change occurred however, with the establishment of the Waitangi Tribunal in 1975.
Giselle Byrnes has taken up the challenge of assessing the academic significance and intellectual worth of the Waitangi Tribunal Reports.
There are chapters that deal with the broad sweep of issues, including citizenship (Pearson, Zodgekar), biculturalism (Liu, Levine) and the Treaty of Waitangi and the Waitangi Tribunal (Byrnes, Barclay).
The Maori Queen, Dame Te Atairangikaahu, spoke of the new hope `for the unity in peace of Maori, Pakeha and all people of our beloved country, Aotearoa', which the Waitangi Tribunal was giving to New Zealand.
The Waitangi Tribunal says legislation be urgently amended to remove the disqualification of all prisoners from voting, irrespective of their sentence.
It urged the review team to note nurses' recommendations as claimants in stage 1 of the Waitangi Tribunal Maori Health Kaupapa Inquiry, Wai 2575.
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/11230323/New-Zealands-Maori-did-not-cede-sovereignty-to-Britain.html) The Telegraph said the report was published on Nov 14 after a Waitangi Tribunal inquiry that lasted for four years.