Claims

Claims

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has a mandate from Ngāti Whātua iwi whanui throughout the country, to negotiate with the Crown on their behalf for the comprehensive settlement of all of the remaining historical claims of Ngāti Whātua (that is, the iwi claim and the outstanding hapu claims).

The Rūnanga has established a Negotiating Body to undertake negotiations with the Crown. The Negotiating Body includes five elected Takiwa representatives and Rūnanga appointees. The representatives were appointed as the result of an official ballot held at hui in each of the five takiwa.