Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Ngāi Tahu claim

Ngāi Tahu claim

Rakiihia Tau (centre back) raises his mere during a haka by members of the Ngāi Tahu treaty claim negotiating team at Parliament in 1997. In front of him sits chief negotiator Tipene O'Regan. These negotiations followed a 1991 Waitangi Tribunal report that recommended substantial compensation for the loss of almost all of Ngāi Tahu's tribal lands. In 1997 the tribe accepted a settlement valued at $170 million.

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Reference: EP/1997/3761/17-F

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Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Developing the tribunal, 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32493/ngai-tahu-claim (accessed 17 June 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012