Find out about the Māori Land Court and get information about the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlements plus the Marine and Coastal Area Act.
The Māori Land Court is a judicial forum where people who own or have an interest in Māori land can interact about the current and future use, ownership, occupation and/or management of Māori land.
The Waitangi Tribunal makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Crown actions which breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.
The Office of Treaty Settlements negotiates the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, and administers the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011. We also advise and help claimant groups so they're ready to enter negotiations.
The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS), with support from a number of Crown agencies and local authorities, is leading the development of a reconciliation package which includes a legacy statement and Crown apology to Parihaka.
The Marine & Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act recognises public access rights and the customary interests of iwi, hapū and whānau. Public access to the common marine and coastal area is guaranteed by the Act.
The Post-Settlement Commitments Unit works alongside the rest of the Crown, local government and settled iwi to safeguard the durability of historical Treaty settlements.