Waitangi Tribunal Unit

The Waitangi Tribunal Unit of the Ministry of Justice provides administrative and support services to the Waitangi Tribunal and is based in Wellington.

Registrarial  

The registrarial team:

Claims coordination

The claims coordination team:

  • provides logistical support and advice relating to judicial conferences, hearings, and Tribunal panel meetings
  • helps inquiry participants to engage effectively with the Tribunal processes
  • maintains and distributes documents filed on the records of inquiry and updates key database systems
  • is a key point of contact and administration support for Tribunal members.

Inquiry Facilitation

The inquiry facilitation team:

  • advises on the planning and delivery of inquriy processes
  • provides claimants and Tribunal panels advice on evidential and inquiry process matters
  • facilitates the effective participation of all parties through inquiries up to the close of hearings.

Research Services

The research services team:

  • assists Tribunal panels to plan and implement casebook research programmes
  • undertakes Tribunal-commissioned research
  • provides quality assurance on research
  • assists Tribunal panels to determine issues for inquiry, in particular through Tribunal statements of issues

Report writing

The report-writing team:

  • supports the planning and delivery of Waitangi Tribunal reports
  • assists Tribunal panels to draft their reports
  • manages report publication.

Director’s Office

The Director’s Office

  • provides general oversight and direction of the Waitangi Tribunal Unit’s activities
  • advises on the design and content of the research and report writing work programmes, and quality standards for all the Tribunal's work
  • provides strategic advice on the Tribunal's work programme, support services and delivery of projects.

Vacancies

View current vacancies at the Waitangi Tribunal Unit on the Ministry of Justice Careers website (external link)

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