Direct engagement with the Crown

The deadline for applications has closed

Information for applicants

Your application will be confirmed

The Minister will confirm receipt of your application and officials from the Office of Treaty Settlements will contact you to confirm the following information about your application. This information will then be published on this website:

  • The name of the applicant group
  • The name of the representative
  • The contact details
  • The Interests you applied for
  • The application area

See the applications register for an example.

Minister will decide whether to formally engage with your application

If the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations agrees to engage with your application, you will work with the Marine and Coastal Area team at the Ministry of Justice to determine if you meet the tests.

Find out more about the tests

The Minister will make the final decision on whether to enter a recognition agreement to legally recognise those interests.

Find out more

Find out more about the process by looking at our Green Diagram [PDF, 453 KB]

Find out more about the Guidelines for a Marine and Coastal Area Mandate [PDF, 369 KB]

Find out more about funding by looking at our funding guidelines

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