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The first Waitangi Tribunal report

The first Waitangi Tribunal report

Early reports issued by the Waitangi Tribunal helped to ensure legal recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi by offering a general meaning of the treaty based on relationships and procedural fairness. The Motunui–Waitara report (1983) was the first of four reports issued by 1986 to contain a discussion of the meaning of the treaty.

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Reference: Waitangi Tribunal, Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Motunui-Waitara claim (Wai 6). Wellington: Brooker’s, 1989.
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Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Constitutional relationships between the Crown and Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Matthew Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012