Ko te whakapae a te tangata, a te rōpū rānei, nōna tētahi rohe whenua. Mēnā ka tohea te kokoraho e tētahi atu, ka kawea ki te kōti, ki reira whakatauria ai. I mua, mā te pakanga, mā te āta kōrerorero i runga i te tikanga Māori, mā te whakahangahanga e whakatauria ai.
An assertion by an individual or group to ownership of an area of land. If the claim is contested by someone else the claim is taken to be settled in court. In the past a land claim would be settled by battle, by deliberation according to Māori custom, or by diplomacy.
Koia nei ētahi pūtakenga o te kokoraho whenua e kawea ana e ngā iwi, e ngā hapū ki Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. He kokoraho e mea ana i hē, i tikakore te rironga o taua whenua rā i te Karauna, i te kainoho Pākehā rānei: