Treaty settlement negotiators sometimes went to considerable lengths to understand the issues and locations they were dealing with. Here members of the Crown's claim settlement negotiating team take a chilly jetboat ride on the Waikato River in 1989 to visit sites referred to in the Tainui treaty claim. In the front seat, from left, are Aunty Iti Rawiri from Waikato–Tainui, an unidentified driver, Aunty Mere Taka (also from Waikato-Tainui) and Peter (later Justice) Blanchard (acting for the Crown). Behind the, from left, are Graham Martin from Treasury, and Amelia Manson, Richard Hill and Alex Frame from the Justice Department's Treaty of Waitangi Policy Unit.
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