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Why was the Waitangi Tribunal set up in 1975?

Why was the Waitangi Tribunal set up in 1975?

10 October 1975 The Labour government created the Tribunal to hear Māori claims of breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Tribunal was created to report on and suggest settlements for contemporary Māori claims, and to ensure that future legislation was consistent with the treaty.

What did the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 set up to do?

Today the Treaty is widely accepted to be a constitutional document that establishes and guides the relationship between the Crown in New Zealand (embodied by our government) and Māori. The Treaty promised to protect Māori culture and to enable Māori to continue to live in New Zealand as Māori.

What did the Waitangi Tribunal achieve?

By establishing the Waitangi Tribunal, Parliament provided a legal process by which Māori Treaty claims could be investigated. Tribunal inquiries contribute to the resolution of Treaty claims and to the reconciliation of outstanding issues between Māori and the Crown.

What did the NZ government set up in 1975?

Waitangi Tribunal created The 1975 Treaty of Waitangi Act established the Waitangi Tribunal as an ongoing commission of inquiry to hear grievances against the Crown concerning breaches of the Treaty.

What are the 3 principles of the Treaty of Waitangi?

The “3 Ps” – out with the old The “3 Ps” comprise the well-established Crown Treaty framework – the principles of partnership, participation and protection. They came out of the Royal Commission on Social Policy in 1986.

How many people does the Waitangi Tribunal usually consist of?

20 members
Waitangi Tribunal members The Waitangi Tribunal has up to 20 members. The chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal is Chief Judge Wilson Isaac of the Māori Land Court.

What does Tino Rangatiratanga mean for Māori?

absolute sovereignty
Tino rangatiratanga is a Māori language term that is often translated as “absolute sovereignty”. It appears in the Māori version of the Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and Māori chiefs (rangatira) in 1840.

What power does the Waitangi Tribunal have?

The Waitangi Tribunal is a standing commission of inquiry. It makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to legislation, policies, actions or omissions of the Crown that are alleged to breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.

What provoked the 1975 land march?

13 October 1975 Its creation stemmed from concerns over the historic sale of Māori land and the desire to retain control of land still in Māori hands. Fifty marchers left Te Hāpua in the far north on 14 September for the 1000-km walk to Wellington. Led by 79-year-old Cooper, the hīkoi quickly grew in strength.

What was in the Treaty of Waitangi?

Treaty of Waitangi

The Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi
Context Treaty to establish a British Governor of New Zealand, consider Māori ownership of their lands and other properties, and give Māori the rights of British subjects.
Signed 6 February 1840

What is a Māori chief called?

In Māori culture Rangatira (Māori pronunciation: [ɾaŋatiɾa]) are the hereditary Māori leaders of hapū, or chieftains. Ideally, rangatira were people of great practical wisdom who held authority on behalf of the tribe and maintained boundaries between a tribe’s land and that of other tribes.

Who is responsible for appointing the tribunal members?

Tribunal members The Chairperson and deputy chairpersons are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.

When was the Waitangi Tribunal established and by what Treaty?

The Waitangi Tribunal was established by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. Since the Treaty was signed in 1840, Māori have made many complaints to the Crown that the terms of the Treaty were not being upheld.

Who are the members of the Wai 262 Tribunal?

The Tribunal was established in 1975 by the Treaty of Waitangi Act. The Wai 262 panel comprised Justice Joe Williams (presiding officer), Keita Walker, Pamela Ringwood and Roger Maaka. Why has the report taken so long to complete?

When did the Ngai Tahu Maori Trust Board file a claim?

The Ngāi Tahu Maori Trust Board filed the claim with the Waitangi Tribunal in 1986. The claim covered nine different areas and was heard over two years from 1987. The Tribunal released its three-volume report in 1991 – at that time it was the tribunal’s most comprehensive inquiry.

What did the tribunal say about the Maori treaty?

The Tribunal said that the Treaty envisages the Crown-Māori relationship as a partnership, in which the Crown is entitled to govern but Māori retain tino rangatiratanga (full authority) over their taonga (treasures). This partnership framework provides the way forward for the Crown-Māori relationship.