Tony Baldwin
Business | Policy

Treaty of Waitangi - Examples

Ngai Tahu

Worked closely on the Ngai Tahu settlement negotiations for the Crown, including

  • Leading the Government officials' team in pre-negotiation discussions with Ngai Tahu officials and advisers, exploring parameters of a possible package
  • Advising the Prime Minister, and liaising with the Minister of Justice, during the negotiations
  • Working Solicitor-General, Crown Counsel, and senior officials on the settlement package, including the legal and policy design of new instruments such as Topuni, Nohoanga, and Statutory Acknowledgements
  • Attending various post-negotiation consultations between the Crown and Ngai Tahu

Electricity reforms

Led the Government officials' consultation process with Maori on the 1996 and 1998 restructuring of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand


Assisted the Crown on elements of the Treaty fisheries deed of settlement between the Government and Maori

Lake Taupo

Advised the Prime Minister on elements of the settlement returning the bed of Lake Taupo-nui-a-Tia to Ngati Tuwharetoa

Other settlements

Advised the Prime Minister on legal elements of other Treaty settlements, and worked closely with various Government officials negotiating teams