Take Tiriti - Treaty Matters

There are areas within the Treaty space that are subject to negotiations, and Ministerial and Cabinet approval.


Since 1992, the Rūnanga has carried out a key role in progressing the iwi claims of Ngāti Whātua through claim number WAI 303. The Rūnanga has managed the WAI 303 claim on behalf of all of Ngāti Whātua to ensure that the iwi moves forward and settles its historical iwi claim. In addition, the Rūnanga is committed to providing a unified approach across Ngāti Whātua hapu who have not yet settled.

The purpose is prefaced with a background section to the Deed of Settlement followed by a historical account, and the Crown acknowledgments concluded with the Crown Apology. Redress will be set out in cultural and commercial matters.

Deed of Mandate

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua (the Rūnanga) on behalf of Ngāti Whātua iwi seeks to enter into negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive and final settlement of all of the remaining historical claims of Ngāti Whātua.

On 21 May 2008, The Rūnanga was confirmed by the Crown as representatives of a large natural grouping for Treaty settlement negotiations.

The mandate for the Rūnanga was recognised by Ministers of the Crown in December 2008.

The Claimants

The claimants include all of Ngāti Whātua iwi in the context of the WAI 303 iwi claim. The claimant group includes all individuals registered as Ngāti Whātua who descend from the tupuna, Haumoewārangi, and other recognised tupuna of his generation. This is consistent with the Rūnanga Charter and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Act 1988.

Treaty Claims Negotiators

  • Tyrone Raumati

  • Tame Te Rangi

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