NZ Herald: Crown breaches of Treaty caused ‘serious damage’ to King Country iwi – Waitangi Tribunal

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Land alienation and confiscation from King Country Māori caused “serious damage” to the mana of iwi with impacts still felt today, the Waitangi Tribunal reports.

The tribunal has released the third part of Te Mana Whatu Ahuru: Report on Te Rohe Pōtae Claims, over alleged Crown breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The claim covered all territories from northern Taranaki to south Waikato that were not confiscated after the wars of the 1860s, and includes the western harbours of Kāwhia, Aotea and Whāingaroa (Raglan) and extends to near Taumarunui.

The tribunal found the Crown’s legislation and its actions in those areas frequently resulted in the alienation of native land in favour of Pākehā settlement.

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