Dr John Robinson, in an open letter sent to the Minister of Treaty Negotiations on November 25th, is highly critical of the Waitangi Tribunal, and is calling for a new approach. Dr Robinson has based his proposal on his personal experiences and observations.
Before his retirement he was involved in research on Treaty issues for government departments (including Te Puni Kokiri - the Ministry of Maori Development), and university research units. To read Dr Robinson’s letter, published on Kiwi Frontline, please click here. Dr Robinson goes into the workings of the Waitangi Tribunal in more depth in ‘One Treaty, One Nation’ (See chapter ten). This book is available from Tross Publishing – to purchase a copy see www.trosspublishing.co.nz
Dr Robinson has also recently had a series published in the Kapiti Independent News, during which he challenges the revisionists’ interpretation of the history of New Zealand. To view his articles please click here.