Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Royal apology to Tainui, 1995

Waitangi Tribunal reports, which summarise and discuss the evidence presented at tribunal hearings, sometimes provide the basis for settling those claims with the Crown. In the case of the Crown's settlement with Tainui, Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Crown's apology to Tainui in person in 1995. This television clip shows her signing the written apology with Prime Minister Jim Bolger, as Tainui elders sing a traditional waiata.

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Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Hearing and reporting on claims', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/32507/royal-apology-to-tainui-1995 (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012