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Tūranganui-a-Kiwa and Crown achieve new milestone

Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister for Maori Affairs

29 August 2008 Media Statement

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa and the Crown achieve new milestone

The Crown and Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri have signed an Agreement in Principle to settle all the outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa in Gisborne today.

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa is a collective of iwi whose traditional tribal areas centre on the Gisborne district. It comprises Rongowhakaata (including Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi), Te Pou a Haokai (comprising Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Whanau a Kai, NgaAriki Kaiputahi, Te Whanau a Wi Pere and Te Whanau a Rangiwhakataetaea), and Ngai Tamanuhiri. Representatives of these iwi have negotiated collectively as Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri since the signing of Terms of Negotiation in May 2007.

The Agreement in Principle broadly outlines a settlement package agreed between the parties. It includes financial and commercial redress of $59 million, and cultural redress including a cultural revitalisation plan and vesting of specific sites of cultural significance.

Mr Horomia, said “By settling these claims we unlock resources which can be invested in our people and enable them to focus their considerable energy on charting a pathway forward for their communities, which I applaud,"

“I commend the efforts to date of all the negotiators in reaching such a significant milestone.”

“The Crown and Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri will now work toward a detailed Deed of Settlement, which will be subject to ratification by all members of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.”


29 August 2008 Media Statement

Kua tutuki e Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa me te Karauna tētahi tohu whai tikanga hou

I te rangi nei, ki Tūranga, i waitohutia e te Karauna me Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri tētahi Kirimana ā-Kaupapa ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme hītori katoa o Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa, i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi.

He kohinga iwi a Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa o ngā iwi e noho kāinga ana ki te rohe o Tūranga. Kei roto ko Rongowhakaata (tāpiri atu ki Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi), Te Pou ā Haokai, (kei roto ko Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Whānau ā Kai, Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi, Te Whānau ā Wi Pere me te Whānau ā Rangiwhakataetaea) me Ngai Tamanuhiri. I te whakawhitwhiti korero ngātahi ngā māngai o ēnei iwi i raro i Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri mai i te waitohutanga o te pukapuka Tikanga Whakawhitiwhiti Korero i te marama o Mei, 2007.

E whakarārangi whānui ana te Kirimana ā-Kaupapa i tētahi mōkihi whakataunga kua whakaaetia e ngā rōpū. Kei roto e tāpiri ana te whakatikanga arumoni, tahua e $59 miriona, he whakatikanga ā-tikanga, tāpiri atu ki tētahi mahere whakapakari tikanga, me te whakawhiti i ētahi wāhi motuhake tikanga rongonui.

Ki tā Horomia, “Hei te whakataunga o ēnei kerēme, ka whakawātea e mātou ngā rawa hei tuku atu ki a tātou iwi, kia āhei rātou ki te aro i a rātou raukaha hei para huarahi ahu whakamua mō a rātou hapori,me mihi atu rā mō tēnei.”

“Me mihi ano ahau mō te mahinga kaha o ngā kaiwhakawhiti korero kua tae nei ki tēnei tohu whai tikanga.”

“Ka mahi tahi te Karauna me Tūranga Manu Whiriwhiri ki te hanga i tētahi Kirimana Whakataunga āta whakarārangi, hei whakamana mā ngā mema katoa o Tūranganui-ā-Kiwa.”


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