We are working towards progressing our Treaty of Waitangi Claims with the Crown. Below are some of the claims we have raised, and demonstration of our hapū as kaitiaki of our rohe.

If you have questions about the Claims process, visit our FAQ page.

Marine and Coastal Claim Area

Ngati Kuta are claiming the right of exclusive access and recognition of our customary rights to our lands, coastline, waterways and seabed.

Te Rawhiti from te Rawhiti Marae

Mana Whenua and Mana Moana

Ngati Kuta are key kaitiaki (guardians) of the lands and sea in our rohe (region). We made this evidence submission to Northland Regional Council in 2021.

Rawhiti Road

Part of our Waitangi Claims is for compensation for the road that carved up our whenua and was cut through a path we didn’t agree.

Black and white photograph of a group of people having a service in front of a marae on a grass stretch that runs down to the beach

Te Araaka Wahi Tapu

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has listed Te Araaka as a place of significance in Te Rāwhiti as a Wāhi Tapu (Sacred) Area.

Mangahāwea Bay

The evidence for this claim is continuing to grow as research continues about this ancient settlement in the Bay of Islands.

Mangahawea Bay Moturua Island archaeological dig

Frequently Asked Questions

Waitangi Claims are a long and complicated process made up of lots of parts. If you have a question, hopefully we can answer it!

Mountain whānau at Te Rawhiti Marae