Kōrero: Constitution

The first Waitangi Tribunal report

The first Waitangi Tribunal report

Early reports issued by the Waitangi Tribunal helped to assure 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 between 1983 and 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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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Constitutional relationships between the Crown and Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/35913/the-first-waitangi-tribunal-report (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Matthew Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012