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Tūhoe Treaty settlement celebrated

Tūhoe Treaty settlement celebrated


Tūhoe hosted the Crown at a ‘Settlement Day’ ceremony in Taneatua to celebrate the recent passage of Tūhoe Treaty settlement legislation today, with several thousand iwi members joining Crown representatives for the celebration.

At the ceremony Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson delivered the Crown’s formal apology to Tūhoe for breaches of the Crown’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Mr Finlayson said it is an important part of the settlement process for the Crown to acknowledge and apologise for historic Treaty breaches.

“These historical breaches included indiscrimate raupatu or land confiscation, wrongful killings including executions, years of scorched earth warfare, the failure to implement the Urewera District Native Reserve Act 1896 and the exclusion of Tūhoe from the establishment of Te Urewera National Park” he said.

Today, was a day to be remembered – a day to celebrate peace and a forward looking future,” said Tamati Kruger.

The ceremony was attended by descendants of Premier Richard Seddon. Great grandson, Mr Tim Jerram of Auckland, presented Tūhoe with a taiaha gifted to Seddon by the Tūhoe rangatira Kererū when the Premier visited Te Urewera in 1894.

An historic flag that flew at the Tūhoe prophet Rua Kenana’s Maungapōhatu community was returned by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The flag was confiscated by Crown forces when they arrested Rua in 1916.

“The ceremony marks a turning point in the Crown – Tūhoe relationship. The focus has shifted from the settlement of historic Treaty grievances to cooperation between the Crown and Tūhoe on areas of mutual interest, exemplified by the new arrangements for the governance and management of Te Urewera. Mr Finlayson.

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