WHAT ARE OUR CLAIMS ABOUT?

Ngati Tūwharetoa claims relate to the following

  • Treaty of Waitangi (Mananui’s rejection of the Treaty)
  • Early engagement with the Crown (te heke a Ngāti Waewae, leases etc)
  • The Kingītanga, Waikato wars, and raupatu
  • Native Land Court (early leases, individual title, fragmentation, survey costs, Te Rohe Pōtae, Taupōnuiātia application, Tongariro Timber Company)
  • The ‘tuku’, establishment and operation of the Tongariro National Park
  • Tokaanu Native Township (including Mārakerake hot springs and Maunganamu)
  • 20th century land issues (Maori Land Board, tuku of Pihanga, deforestation, scenic reserves, defence lands and other public works takings)
  • The acquisition of Lake Taupō in 1926 (trout introduction, customary title to waters, lake and river beds, anglers’ access)
  • Geothermal taonga (loss of taonga at Wairakei and around Lake Taupo, loss of kaitiakitanga)
  • Electricity generation schemes (Waikato river, Taupo control gates, Tongariro power scheme, Wairakei)
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa relationship with Crown

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