Waikato-Tainui Remaining Claims


After the legislation is passed the Crown and Waikato-Tainui will work together to realise and implement what was agreed to in the negotiations.

Following the 1995 Waikato Raupatu Settlement, Te Whakakitenga o Waikato (formerly known as Te Kauhanganui) was set up as the post-settlement governance entity to receive the redress from the settlement.

The 2010 Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (River Settlement) allowed for the parties to enter a new age of co-management over the Waikato river. The overarching purpose of the River Settlement is to restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.  

There is still a long way to go in the journey for settling the Waikato-Tainui Remaining Claims, and the West Coast Harbours Negotiations Team are open to reimagining how redress is received.