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.

The Tribunal’s reports are published in hard copy. For availability and pricing please contact the publishers, Legislation Direct(external link).
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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.

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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)

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)

1987

10

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)

1986

12

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)

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 (3 vols)(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)

1992

27

The Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Report 1995(external link)

1995

32

The Ngati Rangiteaorere Claim Report 1990(external link)

1990

33

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

1993

34

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

1990

38

The Te Roroa Report 1992(external link)

1992

45

Report on Kaimaumau Lands(external link)*

1991

45

Muriwhenua Land Report(external link)

1997

45

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The Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report(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)

1999

55

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

1995

55

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)

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)

1995

84

Turangi Township Remedies Report(external link)

1998

103

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

 

119

The Mohaka River Report 1992(external link)

1992

143

The Taranaki Report: Kaupapa Tuatahi(external link)

1996

145

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

2003

153

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

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)

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)

1993

212

Te Ika Whenua Rivers Report(external link)

1998

215

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

2004

215

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

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

2011

262

Ko Aotearoa Tēnei cover

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)

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 cover

Ngawha Geothermal Resource Report 1993(external link)

1993

307

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The Fisheries Settlement Report 1992(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)

1993

411

The Tarawera Forest Report(external link)

2003

413

Maori Electoral Option Report(external link)

1994

414

Te Whanau o Waipareira Report(external link)

1998

449

Kiwifruit Marketing Report 1995(external link)

1995

655

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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)

2002

674

The Kaipara Report(external link)

2006

686

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

2006

692

The Napier Hospital and Health Services Report(external link)

2001

718

The Wananga Capital Establishment Report(external link)

1999

728

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Report(external link)

2001

758, 142

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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)

1999

785

Te Tau Ihu o te Ika a 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)

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)

2008

788, 800

Ngati Maniapoto/Ngati Tama Settlement Cross-Claims Report cover

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

2001

789

The Mokai School Report(external link)

2000

790

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

2001

796

The Petroleum Report(external link)

2003

796

Report on the Management of the Petroleum Resource cover

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)

2004

814

The Mangatū Remedies Report(external link)

2014

863

Wairarapa ki Tararua Report cover

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

2010

893

Preliminary Report on the Haane Manahi Victoria Cross Claim report

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

2005

894

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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)

2017

903

He Whiritaunoka cover

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

2015

953

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

2002

958

Ngati Awa Settlement Cross-Claims Report cover

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

2002

996

Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau Settlement Cross-Claim Report cover

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

2003

1024

The Offender Assessment Policies Report(external link)

2005

1040

The Declaration and the Treaty cover

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)

2014

1071

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

2004

1090

The Waimumu Trust (SILNA) Report(external link)

2005

1130

National Park District Inquiry Report cover

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

2013

1150

Te Arawa Mandate Report cover

The Te Arawa Mandate Report(external link)

2004

1150

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(external link)

2004

1200

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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)

2008

1298

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

2005

1353

Te Arawa Settlement Process Reports cover

The Te Arawa Settlement Process Reports(external link)

2007

1362

Tamaki Makaurau Settlement Process Report cover

The Tamaki Makaurau Settlement Process Report(external link)

2007

2190

East Coast Settlement Report cover

The East Coast Settlement Report(external link)

2010

2200

Horowhenua: The Muaūpoko Priority Report(external link)

2017

2235

Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report cover

The Port Nicholson Block Urgency Report(external link)

2012

2336

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

2013

2358

Stage 1 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim cover

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

2012

2391, 2393

Final Report on the MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims cover

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

2015

2417

Report on the Māori Community Development Act Claim cover

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

2015

2478

Report on Claims about the Reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 cover

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

2016

2490

The Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2015

2522

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

2016

2540

Report on the Crown and Disproportionate Reoffending Rates cover

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

2017

2561

Ngatiwai Mandate Inquiry Report cover

The Ngatiwai Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2017

2662

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The Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2575

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

2019

* These reports are unbound and some are very short.

 

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Pre-publication Reports

Year

898

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

2018

898

Te Mana Whatu Ahuru: Report on Te Rohe Pōtae Claims – Pre-publication Version, Part III(external link)

2019

2870

He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori Prisoners' Voting Report – Pre-publication Version(external link)

2019

2358

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

2019

2858

The Maniapoto Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2019

2840

The Hauraki Settlement Overlapping Claims Inquiry Report(external link)

2019

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