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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Search Tribunal reports online(external link)

A full list of the Tribunal’s reports is given below.

WaiReportYear
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 The Muriwhenua Land Claims Post 1865(external link) 2002
45 Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report cover

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 Tauranga Moana cover

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 Fisheries Settlement Report cover

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 Wai 655 cover

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 Pakakohi and Tangahoe Settlement Claims Report cover

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 Te Urewera volume 1 cover

Te Urewera volumes
1(external link) 2(external link)
3(external link) 4(external link)
5(external link) 6(external link)
7(external link) 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 He Maunga Rongo cover

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 Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report cover

The Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report(external link)

2018
* These reports are unbound and some are very short.

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