Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

The settlement of iwi claims under the Treaty of Waitangi has drawn international attention, as other nations seek ways to build new relationships between indigenous peoples and the state.

Here leading scholars consider the impact of Treaty settlements on the management and ownership of key resources (lands, forests and fisheries); they look at the economic and social consequences for Māori, and the impact of the settlement process on Crown–Māori relationships. And they ask ‘how successful has the settlement process been?'

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Michael Belgrave
David Cowie
Baden Vertongen
Maureen Hickey
Paerau Warbrick
Linda Te Aho
Margaret Mutu
Michael Stevens
Damian Stone
Robert Joseph
Maria Bargh
Mai Chen

Table of contents

1. Nicola R. Wheen and Janine Hayward: The Meaning of Treaty Settlements and the Evolution of the Treaty
Part One: The Context for Treaty Settlements
2. Michael Belgrave: The History of Treaty Settlements
3. Dean Cowie: The Treaty Settlement Process
4. Baden Vertongen: Judicial Review and the Treaty Settlement Process
Part Two: The Treaty Settlements
5. Maureen Hickey: Crown Apologies in Treaty Settlements
6. Paerau Warbrick: ‘O ratou wenua’: Land and Estate Settlements
7. Linda Te Aho: Nga whakataunga waimāori: Freshwater Settlements
8. Margaret Mutu: ‘The sea I never gave’: Fisheries Settlements
9. Michael Stevens: Settlements and Taonga: A Ngāi Tahu commentary
10. Damian Stone: The Financial and Commercial Dimensions of Settlements
Part Three: Post-Treaty Settlements
11. Robert Joseph: Unsettling Treaty settlements: Contemporary Māori Identity and Representation Challenges
12. Maria Bargh: The Post-Settlement World (so far): Impacts for Māori
13. Mai Chen: Post-Settlement Implications for Māori/Crown Relations
14. Nicola R. Wheen and Janine Hayward: Conclusion


Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2015
Pages: 300
RRP: $49.99
ISBN: 9781927131381
ISTC: A0220120000214E0
DOI: 10.7810/9781927131381

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Read a review from the February 2013 issue of the Maori Law Review

Listen to Janine Hayward discuss the book with Radio Waatea.

Read Dean Cowie's piece on the progress of historic Treaty of Waitangi claims in the Otago Daily Times.


"Required reading for those with an interest or opinion on the subject." Tom O'Connor, Waikato Times, 26 January 2013