Treaty of Waitangi

Alliance Party Treaty of Waitangi Policy

Preamble

The Treaty of Waitangi is the basis for a genuine partnership between tangata whenua and the rest of the people of New Zealand. To this end, the Alliance will support and work with tangata whenua on initiatives in this area.

We stand for the following policies:

  • Redressing land and other grievances.

  • An accelerated Treaty settlement process with increased resources to the Waitangi Tribunal and related institutions.

  • Safe-guarding of Maori customary rights guaranteed under the Treaty.

  • The democratic organisation of Iwi and urban Maori to ensure all Maori benefit form land and other compensation gained under the Treaty settlement process.

  • Nurturing te reo as the “first” language of New Zealand by supporting kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and whare wananga, as well as Maori broadcasting, including television and radio.

  • Improved participation of Maori and access to health, education and social services.