Title: He Kupu Taurangi: Treaty Settlements and the Future of Aotearoa New Zealand
Author: Christopher Finlayson and James Christmas
Description: This was published in 2021 by Huia publishers. Between 2008 and 2017, an unprecedented number of Treaty of Waitangi settlements were completed with iwi and hapū across New Zealand. As Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson led this work on behalf of the Crown. In doing so, he gained unique insights into the elements of successful negotiations and developed ground-breaking legal innovations that enabled settlements to be reached. The authors tell the story of the challenges and successes of New Zealand’s Treaty Settlement project. They pay particular attention to the landmark Whanganui River and Ngāi Tūhoe settlements, which have become internationally recognised. Finally they look ahead to consider how to ensure Treaty settlements last the distance and what the next steps are in the Treaty relationships between Māori and the Crown.
Materials: Hard cover, 280pages