ACT Party – Māori focused matters The ACT Party has nineteen policy statements, and Māori interests are captured almost exclusively in one of these, entitled the ‘One Law for All’ policy proposal. (The only other place the word Māori appears is under Welfare where ACT notes the high numbers of Māori on welfare.) The ‘One [...]
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).
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 [...]
Parliament Tueday May 3, the Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui (Kaitoke) Prison and Northern Part of Whanganui Forest) On-account Settlement Bill, committee stage was completed and the bill reported without amendment.
Ngāti Kahu has ceased their formal relationship with The Te Hika Forum. Instead Ngāti Kahu have proceeded independently; sending the Minister of Treaty Negotiation a Deed of Partial Settlement, and an invitation to discuss the settlement claim in the Far North in late May. Ngāti Kahu leader and Treaty Negotiator – Margaret Mutu says that [...]
On April 20, Te Au Maaro o Ngāti Pūkenga the second of three iwi involved in the Tauranga Moana treaty claim, confirmed that a historical account has been agreed between the iwi and the Crown and a Treaty Claim – Terms of Negotiation has been signed between the two parties. The settlement package is likely to include [...]
Over the weekend the settlement deed was signed between the Crown and Te Maru o Rereahu Trust, a collective of the following Central North Island iwi; Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rereahu, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa.