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Office of Treaty Settlements

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Federal Government
State/Country:Aotearoa - New Zealand
Subject Matter:Land Settlement
Summary Information:
The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) negotiates, on behalf of the Crown, settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with Maori claimant groups. It reports and provides advice on policy and negotiations, directly to the Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations. For administrative and financial matters, OTS reports to the Secretary for Justice within the Ministry of Justice.
Detailed Information:
The primary functions of OTS are to:
- Advise the government on generic Treaty issues, including overall strategies for settling historical Treaty claims;
- Advise and assist claimant groups to ensure well-mandated, large natural groups of claimants are ready to enter negotiations;
- Negotiate with Maori on behalf of the Crown;
- Implement settlements;
- Ensure that the Crown undertakes research into historical Treaty grievances and has its position represented at Waitangi Tribunal hearings; and
- Advise on the acquisition, management, transfer and disposal of Crown-owned property for Treaty claim purposes.

Related Entries

  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ngai Tahu Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Ruanui Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Tuwharetoa (Bay Of Plenty) Deed of Settlement
  • Pouakani Deed of Settlement
  • Te Uri o Hau Deed of Settlement
  • Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Settlement
  • Ngati Awa Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Tama Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Mutunga Deed of Settlement
  • Te Arawa (Lakes) Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Turangitukua Deed of Settlement
  • Te Roroa Deed of Settlement
  • Waikato-Tainui Deed of Settlement
  • Ngati Rangiteaorere Agreement
  • Rotoma Deed of Agreement
  • Waimakuku Deed of Agreement
  • Waiohau Deed of Settlement
  • Rangitaiki 60C Deed of Settlement
  • Pukaahu (Awakeri Springs) Deed of Settlement
  • Hauai Deed of Settlement
  • Waitomo Deed of Settlement
  • Te Maunga Lands Deed of Agreement
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Deed of Settlement
  • Affiliate Te Arawa Deed of Settlement
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Deed of Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Waitangi Tribunal
  • People
  • Maniapoto and The Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

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