The process of settling Crown breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi was initially fraught with controversy, but has now become an accepted and at times celebrated part of our identity. Nearly 30 years since the first settlement, many Māori groups have seen spectacular commercial success, but many questions remain. Michael Neilson reports.

Spending time in the Ngāti Porou rohe is a little like stepping back in time into the real Aotearoa.

Perched out on the North Island's East Coast, it boasts spectacular, pohutakawa-laden beaches; traffic jams involve cattle being shifted down the highway; and people here actually do live off


The Treaty and its broken promises


In it for the long haul

Empowering landowners

Bringing the whānau home