Waitangi Tribunal Updates

Hearing Documents and Evidence

Hearing Week 3: Due to the volume of information – please click on the link below:


Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā
Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku, kia hiwa rā ki tērā tuku
Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara
Tihei Mauriora!

E te whānau, the countdown is on until our hearing begins this coming Monday, 11 Hui-Tanguru 2019 at Whakarongotai Marae. 

Preparations are in full swing and we are looking forward to all of our whānau coming together to share this important occasion together.  We would like to thank all of our whānau who have generously contributed their time and efforts to make this happen.  If you are available this weekend to come and help please let us know.  We will be setting up at the marae this Saturday, 9 Hui-Tanguru at 8.15am, we need as many whānau on site to help with this as possible.

We continue to encourage all of our whānau to come and share in this event and to ensure that rangatahi are also included.  The Tribunal hearing process provides a unique opportunity for all whānau to listen to our stories, as told by the voice of our people.  It also the best opportunity for whānau to observe and participate first hand in the formal procedures of the settlement process overall.

Next week we have an unprecedented 29 tangata whenua witnesses giving evidence to the tribunal, which is more than previous hearings.  We should all support our whānau who have taken the time to research and prepare their evidence over many months and years for the benefit of everyone. 

Schedule for hearing week 3 – Monday 8.15am pōwhiri

The hearing on Monday will commence at 8.15am with a pōwhiri.  Please come and support us to welcome the Tribunal, Council partners, and waewae tapu to our marae for this historic event.

The schedule of witnesses for the week is below. (see below) download to print

Hearing week 4 confirmed
We have just received confirmation from the Tribunal that an additional three hearing days will be granted, and will take place in June at Southward Car Museum.  This is great news as this request was made a number of months ago.

Travel Assistance
Please contact us if you would like support for travel costs to be able to attend.  We will do our best to help you as much as we can.  Please either contact kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz or respond to this email.  There is limited accommodation available at the marae, if you would like to stay at the marae please let us know.

Ngā mihi o te raumati
Reina & Rewa
Kaitauhere (Project Manager) & Kaitaura (Claims Administrator)

  • General Information Hui:  17 January 2019, 6.30 pm  
  • General Information Hui:  24 January 2019, 6.30 pm 
  • Final date for written submissions of evidence:  22 January 2019
  • Hearing Week 3 Whakarongotai Marae:  11-14 February 2019
Ngā mihi o te raumati
Reina & Rewa
Kaitauhere (Project Manager) & Kaitaura (Claims Administrator)

 Useful Web links:

Tēnā koutou katoa,
We hope you all had a good Christmas with whānau and friends. 

Claims Project Update
We have been working steadily over the holiday season with our Marae Trustees towards the facilitation of our Waitangi Tribunal hearings to be held at Whakarongotai marae Monday 11 February – Friday 15 February 2019.

Attendance at Hearings
It is important to us that whanau are able to attend and participate in our Waitangi Tribunal hearings.  This is a significant event for our people, and a unique opportunity for whānau to listen and learn about our history from our perspective as tangata whenua.  We want to encourage whānau to attend if possible and include our rangatahi. 

To support claimants and whānau to be able to attend the hearing there are limited funds available to contribute towards travel costs & accommodation if needed.  If you wish to apply for assistance, please provide your details and an estimate of your costs to kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz

All requests will be assessed and allocated by the Claims Committee.  We may not be able to accommodate all requests, however we will do our best to assist where we can.  If we receive numerous requests for assistance from whānau living in the same area, we may be able to assist whānau to travel together and provide a contribution towards these costs.

General Information Hui  
On Thursday 17 January at Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust, 11 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae at 6.30pm we will hold a hui for claimants and whānau.  This is a General Information hui so come along if you would like to know more.

If you would like to attend for catering purposes, please contact Rewa at kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz   If you cannot attend Thursday 17 January, we will also be holding another Claimants Hui – General Information Thursday 24 January 6.30pm at the Charitable Trust Offices.

Important Dates

website address is: http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/waitangi-tribunal/inquiries/district-inquiries/porirua-ki-manawatu

 Inquiry documents can be accessed through the link on that page to ‘Inquiry documents’.

 Follow the link, type ‘2200’ into the Wai Number box, and a keyword such as ‘Atiawa’, “Ati Awa” or “quarterly research update” (include quotation marks) in the ‘Other Terms’ search filter. Several documents wil come up, which can be sorted by ROI or date.

Link to draft scoping report:

electronic copy of the DRAFT initial research scoping report prepared by Researcher Tony Walzl on 20 October 2015. This is a working document that the Trust encourages our iwi members to review and consider providing their feedback, input and comments to the Waitangi Tribunal – Ngatiawa Te Atiawa Scoping Report Draft 20.10.15 (1)

Link to Ngā kōrero Tuku Iho Transcripts:

Here is an electronic copy of the Wai 2200 – Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho held at Whakarongotai Marae Waikanae on 22 April 2015. Please click on this link to view – Wai 2200, 4.1.10

Link to latest Tribunal Pānui:

Here is an electronic link to the most recent Porirua ki Manawatu pānui: PkM Pānui Feb 2016 Final

Information Update as at 25 February 2016:

Tēnā koutou,

Tirohia ngā manatu hou i runga i te pūranga tuhinga Wai 2200 kua tāpiri ki te īmera nei.

Please find attached the following documents now recorded on the Wai 2200 Record of Inquiry as:

  1. 3.2.90 M Sinclair (Wai 88 & Wai 89), Memorandum of counsel in relation to Muaupoko expedited hearings, 19 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.2.0090
  2. 3.2.91 M Sinclair (Wai 88 & Wai 89), Memorandum of counsel seeking an extension to file closing submissions by Friday 19 February 2016, 16 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.2.0091
  3. 3.3.22 D Hall / H Te Kauru Green (Wai 437 & Wai 1461), Closing submissions for Te Hono ki Raukawa, 12 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.3.022

Ngā mihi,

Toni-Faith Temaru

Kairuruku Tono | Claims Coordinator

Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi | Waitangi Tribunal

DDI: +64 4 914 3050 | Ext: 53050