11 Dec 2023

Waitangi Tribunal recommends Northland land returned to Māori

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 11 December 2023

The Waitangi Tribunal has recommended that Crown land in much of Northland should be returned to Māori in a landmark report dealing with grievances suffered by the region's biggest iwi, Ngāpuhi. A portion of the report was presented at Waitangi on Saturday, focusing on claims between 1840 and 1900. The next part will address claims relating to events after 1900. Ngāti Hine chairman Waihoroi Shortland said the report gives hapū ammunition as they look to restart paused Treaty settlement negotiations. Shortland spoke with Corin Dann.