The first major publication for the NTRC was a book about Natanahira Waruwarutu, a man of considerable mana within Ngāi Tuahuriri in the 19th century, who gave his manuscript to Thomas Green as a child. The book is a translation and annotation of this manuscript by Associate Professor Te Maire Tau.

O'Regan, T. (2014). New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the Challenge of Tradition. BWB Texts, 9781927131992 (EPUB).

Tau, T.M. (2011). I whānau au ki Kaiapoi: The Story of Natanahira Waruwarutu as recorded by Thomas Green. Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Book chapters

Tau, T.M. and Fisher, M. (2017). Fulfilling Kemp's Deed: Tuahiwi and Land Title Reform. In Pickles, P., Fraser, L., Hill, M., Murray, S., Ryan, G. (Ed.), History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa. (pp.18-38). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN(10):1-4438-5199-X, ISBN(13):978-1-4438-5199-2.

Fisher, M. (2016). Waikato-Tainui and Ngai Tahu's Treaty-settlement negotiations with the Crown. In Adds, P., Bonisch-Brednich, B., Richard, S., Hill, G.W. (Ed.), Reconciliation, Representation and Indigeneity: 'Biculturalism' in Aotearoa New Zealand: 111-126. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter.

Tau, T.M. (2016). The Grand Narrative. In Grand Narratives (pp. 5-39). Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-908343-17-1.

Tau, T.M. (2016). The Values and History of The Ōtākaro and North and East Frames. In Grand Narratives (pp. 41-70). Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-908343-17-1.

Tau, T.M. (2016). The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct Narrative. In Grand Narratives (pp. 71-160). Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-908343-17-1.

Tau, T.M. (2016). The Convention Centre Narrative. In Grand Narratives (pp. 161-182). Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-908343-17-1.

Tau, T.M. (2016). The Square Narrative: Whiti Reia. In Grand Narratives (pp. 183-194). Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 978-0-908343-17-1.

Goodall, A. (2013). Back to the Māori Future? In Max Rashbrooke (Ed.), Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis. (pp.159-164). Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, New Zealand. ISBN: 1927131510.

Tau, T.M. (2012). Culture - thinking, doing, and meaning. In R. Nairn, P. Pehi, R. Black, (Eds.), Ka Tū, Ka Oho: Visions of a Bicultural Partnership in Psychology. Invited Keynotes: Revisiting the Past to Reset the Future (pp.171-194). Wellington: New Zealand Psychological Society.

Tau, T.M. (2012). Pōwhaitere: The Beauty of the Canoe Traditions. In D. Keenan (Ed.), Huia Histories of Māori: Ngā Tāhuhu Kōrero (pp.13-32). Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Tau, T.M. (2012). Tribal Economies? In J. Buckingham and V. Nilakant (Eds.), Managing Responsibly: Alternative Approaches to Corporate Management and Governance (pp.117-138). Farnham: Gower Publishing Ltd.

Jones, C., Field, P.S., Proudfoot, D., Tau, T.M., Copeland, J. & Markoska-Cubrinovska, A. (2011). Ideas & Connections. In C. Jones, B. Matthews and J. Clement (Eds.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library (pp.169-186, 245-247). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Jones, C., Morrison, G., Tau, T.M., Hawes, J., Clement, J., Boister, N. & Buckingham, J. (2011). Remembering the Past. In C. Jones, B. Matthews and J. Clement (Eds.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library (pp.83-108, 234-237). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Journal articles

Fisher, M. (2017). Binding remedies: The Ngai Tahu Treaty settlement negotiations in a post-Haronga context. New Zealand Universities Law Review Volume 27: 505-527.

Fisher, M. (2017). The leading contender for Key’s primary legacy? Treaty settlements. The Spinoff 17 January 2017. 

Tau, T.M. (2016). Property Rights in Kaiapoi. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 47(4), 677-698.

Fisher, M. (2016). “I riro whenua atu me hoki whenua mai”: The return of land and the Waikato-Tainui raupatu settlement. Journal of New Zealand Studies NS23, 19-36.

Waikato-Tainui's Raupatu Treaty Settlement. New Zealand Journal of History, 50(2): 68-89.

Reid, J., Varona, G., Fisher, M., Smith, C. (2016). Understanding Maori 'lived' culture to determine cultural connectedness and wellbeing. Journal of Population Research, 1-19

Kenney, C.M., Phibbs, S.R., Paton, D., Reid, J., Johnston, D.M. (2015). Community-led disaster risk management: A Māori response to Ōtautahi (Christchurch) earthquakes.Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 19(1): 9-20.

Merfield, C., Moller, H., Manhire, J., Rosin, C., Norton, S., Carey, P., Hunt, L., Reid, J., Fairweather, J., Benge, J., Le Quellec, I., Campbell, H., Lucock, D., Saunders, C., MacLeod, C., Barber, A., McCarthy, A. (2015). Are Organic Standards Sufficient to Ensure Sustainable Agriculture? Lessons from New Zealand's ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard Projects. Sustainable Agriculture Research 4(3), 158-172.

Fisher, M. (2015). Defenders of the Environment: Third-Party Interests and Crown-Ngai Tahu Treaty Settlement Negotiations. Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit Publications: Treaty Research Series. (pdf, 203 KB).

Tau, T.M. (2015). Neo-Liberal Settlements: From Adam Smith to Treaty Settlements. New Zealand Journal of History, 49(1), 126-44.

Reid, J., Rout, M. (2015). Getting to know your food: the insights of indigenous thinking in food provenance. Agriculture and Human Values. Journal of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society 32(2).

Barr, T., Reid, J., Varona, G. and Castka, P. (2014). Development of Indigenous Enterprises in Contemporary Business Environment - a case of Ngai Tahu Ahika Kai approach. Entrepreneurial Practice Review 3(2).

Barr, T.L. and Reid, J. (2014). Centralized decentralization for tribal business development. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy 8(3)

Lincoln, N.K. (2014). Effect of Various Monotypic Canopies on Earthworm Biomass and Feral Pig Rooting in Hawaiian Wet Forests. Forest Ecology and Management 331, 79-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.07.034. 

Reid, J., Taylor-Moore, K., and Varona, G. (2014). Towards a Social-Structural Model for Understanding Current Disparities in Maori Health and Wellbeing. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 19(6), 514-536.

Tau, T.M. (2011). I-ngā-rāo-mua. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 10, 45-62.

Tau, R.T.M, (2011). Tirohia Atu Nei Ka Whetu Rangitia, Minding the Past, Te Pouhere Korero Journal, Vol 5.

Reports for external bodies

Reid, J., Rout, M., Smith, C., and Tau, T. (2017). The Colonising Environment : An aetiology of the trauma of settler colonisation and land alienation on Ngāi Tahu whānau. Christchurch: Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. Report to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Fergusson, D., McLeod, G., Tau, T., Macfarlane, A. (2014). Report to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu:  Māori Educational Achievement in the Christchurch Health and Development Study. Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. ISBN: 978-0-473-27220-3. 

Fisher, M. (2014). The Environmental Management of Pirongia Forest Park with a Focus on the Period Since 1970. Waitangi Tribunal 127pp.

Fisher, M. (2014). The Environmental Management of Whaingaroa/Raglan Harbour with a Focus on the Period Since 1970. Waitangi Tribunal 231pp.

Reid, J., Barr, T., Lambert, S. (2013). Indigenous Sustainability Indicators for Māori Farming and Fishing Enterprises. A Theoretical Framework. The NZ Sustainability Dashboard Research Report 13/06. Published by ARGOS . (Online at:

Fisher, M. and Stirling, B. (2012) Waitangi Tribunal Taihape Inquiry Sub-district block study - Northern aspect.


Fisher, M. (2016). Vincent O'Malley, The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800 -2000. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2016; 688pp. New Zealand Journal of History, Volume 51 No. 1, pp214-216 . Book Review.

Fisher, M. (2015) The Urewera Notebook. Te Karaka 21 Dec 2014. Book Review.

Fisher, M. (2014). Vincent O'Malley, Beyond the Imperial Frontier - The Contest for Colonial New Zealand. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2014; 370pp. Te Karaka 21 Dec 2014 Book Review.

Fisher, M. (2012) Review of Tai timu, tai pari, Tainui: Journey of a People Te Papa museum exhibit. History Australia 9(2): 201-203. Museum Exhibit review.