Story: Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Ngāi Tahu settlement, 1997

Ngāi Tahu settlement, 1997

Rakiihia Tau leads a haka in Parliament’s public gallery in 1997, when the long-standing Ngāi Tahu treaty claim was settled. In front of him sits chief negotiator Tipene O’Regan. Ngāi Tahu’s claim to the Waitangi Tribunal covered most of the South Island. In its 1991 report on the claim, the tribunal developed a framework of treaty principles which influenced many of its subsequent findings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1997/3761/17-F

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty principles developed by the Waitangi Tribunal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32970/ngai-tahu-settlement-1997 (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 16 Jan 2023 with assistance from Janine Hayward