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 a governance model to receive the redress from the settlement and work with the Crown on the implementation of the settlement.

Similarly, the 2010 Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (River Settlement) saw the establishment of several accords, co-governance groups with Crown agencies, and authorities to implement the settlement and protect and enhance the Waikato river.

There is still a long way to go in the journey for settling the Waikato-Tainui Remaining Claims. However, the West Coast Harbours Negotiations Team are open to reimagining how redress is received. To this end, the Negotiations Team will look at how West Coast Harbours whaanau and representation can be prioritised within any entity set up to receive the redress from the Remaining Claims.