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5 Treaty Settlement Bills mark a historical day

Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister for Maori Affairs

25 September 2005 Media Statement

5 Treaty Settlement Bills mark a historical day for Maori

“This is an amazing day in the history of Maoridom. 5 individual Treaty settlement Bills were debated in the house today, three of them completed their final stages, Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today

Legislation relating to Affiliate Te Arawa, Central North Island Forests, Taranaki Whanui, Te Roroa, and Waikato-Tainui (Waikato River claim) were debated in marking a truly historic day for New Zealand’s unique process of reconciliation and redress.

“Maori from all across the country have to come to Parliament to hear debate take place on their iwi’s Bill – a proud moment for me as the Minister of Maori Affairs, a proud moment for this government and a historic occasion of Maori everywhere

“These Treaty settlements each bring with them lessons that many of us can learn from. Whether is bringing people together to further a shared cause, or to learn to work with each other and with the Crown as true partners. Each settlement constructs a strong foundation for the settlement of future Treaty Claims.

“I would like to congratulate all iwi groups celebrating their individual milestones today.

Bills being debated are:
• Te Arawa Affliates Settlement Bill (passed its third reading)

• Central North Island Settlement Bill (passed its third reading)

• Te Roroa Settlement Bill (passed its third reading)

• Waikato Tainui River Settlement Bill (first reading)

• Taranaki Whanui PNBCT (first reading)


25 September 2005 Media Statement

E rima ngā Pire Whakataunga Tiriti e hanga rā hītoria ana mō ngai Māori

“ He rā whakamīharo tēnei ki roto i te hītori o te Ao Māori. E rima ngā Pire Whakataunga Tiriti ka whiriwhiria ki roto i te whare i te rangi nei, e toru o ēnei ka whakaoti i ngā wāhanga whakamutunga,” i kī te Minita mō ngā Take Māori, a Parekura Horomia i te rangi nei.

Ka whiriwhiria ngā ture a pā ana ki Te Pūmautanga o Te Arawa, Ngā Ngahere Rākau o te Puku o te Ika a Māui, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o Te Ika, me te Awa o Waikato, i tēnei rā tino whakahirahira mō ngā whakaritenga ahurei ki Aotearoa mō te hohou i te rongo me te whakamahea i ngā hē.

“Kua haere mai a ngāi Māori o te motu ki te Whare Pāremata ki te whakarongo ki ngā whiriwhiringa mō a rātou pire iwi – he wā whakahīhī mō ahau, te Minita Mō ngā Take Māori, he wā whakahīhī mō tēnei kāwanatanga, me te wā hītoria mō ngai Māori kei ngā wāhi katoa.”

“Kei roto i ngā whakataunga Tiriti nei ngā akoranga hei tohutohu i a tātou maha mā. Ahakoa ki te whakakotahi tāngata mō tētahi kaupapa honohono, ki te ako rānei ki te mahi tahi ki waenga i a tātou, ki te Karauna rānei, hei hoa ngātahi piripono. Me te hanga o ia whakataunga i tētahi tūāpapa pakari hei whakatau i ngā Kerēme Tiriti kei mua.

“Me whakamihi ahau ki ngā mema katoa

Ngā Pire e whiriwhiria ana, ko:
• Pire Whakataunga o Te Pūmautanga o Te Arawa ( pānuitanga tuatoru)
• Pire Whakataunga o te Puku o Te Ika a Māui ( pānuitanga tuatoru)
• Pire Whakataunga o Te Roroa (pānuitanga tuatoru)
• Pire Whakataunga o Te Awa o Waikato (pānuitanga tuatahi)
• Taranaki Whānui PNBTC (pānuitanga tuatahi)


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