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Ngati Rarua Atiawa Iwi Trust payment accepts loss

Ngati Rarua Atiawa Iwi Trust payment recognises past losses


An ex-gratia payment to the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust signals a new step forward for the management of the Whakarewa lands around Motueka, says Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

The reserves were formerly administered by the Whakarewa School Board on an imposed perpetual leasing regime similar to the adjacent Māori reserves, which saw less than fair rentals being received by the Māori owners.

The Whakarewa lands were not returned for the benefit of the descendents of the original owners until 1993 when the Trust was established.

“This ex-gratia payment is on the basis of the Crown’s recognition of past rental losses incurred by the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust,” said Dr Sharples. “Compensation was paid to other Māori reserved land owner groups in 2002.

“The payment will boost the Trust’s financial ability to better manage and develop the Whakarewa Lands. It will not change any leasing arrangements the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust have with their lessees. The payment is not a Treaty settlement.

“The payment to the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust and its beneficiaries will have economic benefits to the wider community,” Dr Sharples said.

“I mihi to the descendents of the original owners and hope that they can now move forward and reap the benefits that this payment will bring,” he said

ENDS


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