Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Ngāti Apa ki te Ra Tō Deed Of Settlement signed

Ngāti Apa ki te Ra Tō Deed Of Settlement signed

The Crown and Ngāti Apa ki te Ra Tō have signed the second Deed of Settlement to be completed in the northern South Island (Te Tau Ihu) this year, Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

The Deed of Settlement sets out commercial redress worth over $28 million and includes an apology for historical breaches of the Treaty, the return of culturally significant sites, and other Crown properties. The Deed was signed at Omaka Marae on Friday 29 October.

“I am very pleased to celebrate reaching a settlement with Ngāti Apa,” Mr Finlayson said. “The complex historical relationships between the claimant groups in Te Tau Ihu made settlement negotiations an enormous challenge. Ngāti Apa’s negotiators have skilfully and constructively negotiated their unique claims and their clear-sighted leadership has created an important legacy for their people”

Ngāti Apa is the second of eight iwi with interests in Te Tau Ihu (the northern South Island) to complete a settlement. Ngāti Apa negotiators initialled the Deed of Settlement on 27 August 2010, and the people of Ngāti Apa voted in support of the Deed with an approval rate of 99%. Ngāti Apa’s historical claims were heard at the Waitangi Tribunal between 2000 and 2004 and they began negotiations with the Crown as part the Kurahaupō ki te Waipounamu collective in 2006. The three iwi in this collective signed a Letter of Agreement outlining a broad settlement package in February 2009. The first of the collective to sign a Deed of Settlement was Ngāti Kuia on 23 October.

“This settlement is the second of several I expect to be completed around the country over the next few months,” Mr Finlayson said. “Treaty Negotiations are progressing at a greater rate than ever before. The government is standing by its commitment to resource the settlement process and drive it to its conclusion, to put right the wrongs of the past and help iwi and hapu build stronger futures for their people.”

Ngāti Apa ki te Ra Tō are distinct from North Island iwi Ngāti Apa, whose settlement was signed in 2008.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics, Homelessness, Privacy: Auckland City Mission Data Joins Govt Research Database

For the first time, data from an agency outside government, Auckland City Mission, will be included in Statistics New Zealand’s vault of information for researchers. Data from the Auckland City Mission is going into the “Integrated Data Infrastructure” or IDI. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Waning Fever For The Olympics

According to the spin merchants and others with an interest in whipping up an audience, these have been our most successful Olympics ever. Huzzah! Yet given that the public spent more money to send our biggest team… you could say our haul in Rio cost more per medal and fewer were earned per athlete than ever before. More>>

ALSO:

Prisons: Corrections Relocates Offender From Maungaraki

The relocation of this offender became necessary as our service provider’s staff had became increasingly uncomfortable with the community’s reaction to their presence. Because of this, the service provider regrettably terminated its contract early. More>>

ALSO:

The Nation: Lisa Owen Interviews Lawrence Yule & Mike Joy

Yule concedes council could have done better job of alerting public… Massey University’s Mike Joy says central government has been “out of the room” when it comes to dealing with dairy intensification and the potential impact on nation’s water quality. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Chinese Steel Dumping, And The 60s Revival

Guess who isn’t taking any visible action to ensure New Zealand isn’t damaged by China dumping its state-subsidized steel glut cheaply here? More>>

ALSO:

Vietnam:

Rangiriri Pa: Historic Pa And Redoubt Returned To Waikato-Tainui

The historic site of one of the largest battles of the New Zealand Wars has been returned to iwi ownership as part of the 10th anniversary Koroneihana celebrations for Kiingi Tuheitia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news