Direct engagement with the Crown

The responsible Minister will decide whether to formally engage with your application

The responsible Minister will decide whether to formally engage with your application

Under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 Minister Little is the current Minister responsible for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.

If the responsible Minister agrees to engage with your application, you will work with Te Kāhui Takutai Moana at Te Arawhiti to determine if you meet the tests.

Find out more about the tests

The Minister will make the final decision on whether to enter a recognition agreement to legally recognise those interests.

Find out more

Find out more about the process by looking at our Green Diagram [PDF, 453 KB]

Find out more about the Guidelines for a Marine and Coastal Area Mandate [PDF, 369 KB]