Ngāti Pāoa sign Tāmaki Collective Deed of Settlement Last Saturday Ngāti Pāoa became the eleventh iwi to sign the Tāmaki Collective Deed of Settlement in Auckland. In September ten iwi initially signed the deed (refer pānui E32/2012 for details on this settlement). Ngāti Toa signs Deed of Settlement Today Ngāti Toa signed a Deed of [...]
Select Committee Report on the Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill: E26 from week ending 3 August 2012
Last week the Māori Affairs Select Committee released its report-back on the Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill. A key feature of this proposed settlement is the vesting of Te Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island) for seven days with Ngāti Manuhiri, before the island is gifted back to the people of New Zealand.3 Some members of Ngāti [...]
Ministerial Inquiry panel members and the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the inquiry into the operation of fishing vessels, including foreign charter vessels (FCV), in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) waters
This week the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Phil Heatley and Minister of Labour, Kate Wilkinson announced the Ministerial Inquiry panel members and the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the inquiry into the operation of fishing vessels, including foreign charter vessels (FCV), in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) waters.
Ngāti Manawa has lodged a High Court application, taking action against Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Central North Island Iwi Holdings Limited (CNIIHL) Board for failing to allocate 176,000 hectares of the Kaingaroa forest as part of the Treaty of Waitangi Central North Island (CNI) iwi treaty settlement. The court proceedings will [...]
On Wednesday a deed of settlement was initialled between Rongowhaata and the Crown. The settlement includes ownership of the historic Te Hau ki Turanga meeting house, financial redress of $22 million, plus interest since 2008, the return of several Crown-owned properties in the Gisborne region, and an apology.
Yesterday the third reading debate of the Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui (Kaitoke) Prison and Northern Part of Whanganui Forest) On-account Settlement Bill began in parliament.
Effective from 1 July 2011, legal aid funding which had been available for treaty settlement negotiations will be transferred to the Office of Treaty Settlements for allocation as claimant funding.
Ngāti Rēhua-Ngāti Wai ki Aotea (Ngāti Rēhua) and the Crown have signed an Agreement in Principle to settle all outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Ngāti Rēhua is a hapū of Ngāti Wai based on Aotea/Great Barrier Island with historical grievances relating to old land claims, early Crown purchases, pre-emption waiver purchases and prejudice [...]
Today at Parliament, Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson signed agreements in principle with representatives from Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Tapuika. The agreements include financial redress of $6 million, a Crown apology for the grievances and the vesting of recreational and scenic reserves to each iwi. The agreement includes agreed historical accounts and Crown acknowledgement of land and [...]
The Minister of Treaty Negotiation, Chris Finlayson, has rejected Ngāti Kahu proposed Deed of Partial Settlement (partial appears to mean a proposal for a land settlement in the near future, with financial compensation to follow, possibly over generations).
Over the weekend Minister of Treaty Negiotitions: Chris Findlayson announced that no customary title will be awarded under the new Marine and Coastal Area Act before this year’s election. Te Rarawa and Ngāti Pahauwera have already expressed their interest to the Government in negotiating customary title under the Marine and Coastal (Takutai Moana) Areas Act which [...]
Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Manuhiri On Saturday May 21,2011 a Deed of Settlement for all historical Treaty claims was signed between Ngāti Manuhiri, and the Crown at Omaha Marae in Pakiri. The claims of Ngāti Manuhiri relate to the loss of land and the actions of the Crown, covering the eastern coastline from [...]
Three treaty settlements Bills for Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pāhauwera and Ngāti Maniapoto interests in the Waipa River, passed their first reading in Parliament yesterday. T he Nga Wai o Maniapoto (Waipa River) Bill outlines the processes for co-governance and co-management between the Crown and the Ngāti Maniapoto iwi over the Waipa River. The Ngāti Porou Claims [...]
On Monday the Minister of Agriculture David Carter announced the governments fresh water policy package, designed to protect and clean up fresh water water ways. The policy package is called the water protection management package.