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.

An airport hotel might seem an odd place to meet the head of one of the country's most powerful iwi, Waikato-Tainui.

Perhaps the famed Tūrangawaewae Marae, or on the banks of the sacred awa Waikato, would seem more appropriate.

But not only had Rukumoana Schaafhausen, chair of iwi


Influence beyond iwi


Kingitanga, war, land confiscations and poverty

We will rebuild our whare