TREATY CLAIM MILESTONES
1987 Stephen Taitoko White registered the Ngati Tama claim with the Waitangi Tribunal, on behalf of Ngati Tama (17 September 1987 Wai 135).
1988 Ngati Tama wananga held
1991 Waitangi Tribunal hearings into the Taranaki claims began (at Owae marae). In all, 12 hearings were held around Taranaki marae. Oral submissions were made by Pateriki Te Rei, Stephen Taitoko White; Te Aramau Lake, Peter Te Maihengia White and Greg White.
1996 The Waitangi Tribunal released an interim report to enable settlement negotiations between Taranaki iwi and the Crown to commence.
1996 The Ngati Tama Iwi Development Trust mandated to negotiate with the Crown on behalf of Ngati Tama.
1998 Claims negotiations proper began. Greg White was selected to be the Chief Negotiator for Ngati Tama.
1999 Heads of Agreement between Ngati Tama and the Crown was signed at the Pukearuhe Marae in September 1999.
2001 The Deed of Settlement was ratified (with 98% of the membership in support).
2003 (November) The Ngati Tama Settlement Act became law.
Waitangi Tribunal Report Kaupapa Tuatahi - Record of Inquiry