Story: Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process

Sealord deal

Sealord deal

The legend of Māui fishing up the North Island is suggested by this 1992 cartoon about one of the largest and most complicated of all treaty settlements. Prime Minister Jim Bolger (left) is shown with settlement negotiator Matiu Rata, hauling the deal out of reach of predatory foreign interests. Rata was initially the leading claimant in the Muriwhenua treaty claim, which included fisheries issues later addressed by the Sealord settlement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Laurence Clark ('Klarc')

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Richard S. Hill, 'Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process - The Waitangi Tribunal and negotiated settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/33047/sealord-deal (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Richard S. Hill, published 20 Jun 2012