Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill passes First Reading



08 AUGUST 2018

Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill passes First Reading

A contingent of Ngāti Rangi iwi descended on Parliament today to witness the first reading of their settlement bill – Rukutia Te Mana. The Bill has been referred to the Māori Affairs Select Committee.

Trust Chairman Shar Amner said today was an important occasion for Ngāti Rangi.

“This is another significant milestone for Ngāti Rangi and I acknowledge those who begun the claims back in 1991. Rukutia Te Mana recognises the significant amount of work our negotiators have put in to get to this point.

“Since signing our Deed, we have now moved from where the Crown goes so goes Ngāti Rangi’ into a place of ‘where Ngāti Rangi goes so goes the Crown.

Rukutia Te Mana is framed around the six Poupou (Pillars) of Ngati Rangi’s settlement framework, Nga Poupou o te Whare Toka o Paerangi (The Pinnacles of the House of Stone of Paerangi) and includes the Crown’s acknowledgement of numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreed historical account and an apology from the Crown for those breaches.

The settlement includes a groundbreaking and integrated new framework for the Whangaehu River catchment called Te Waiū-o-Te-Ika, which recognises the intrinsic connection between the iwi and hapu of Whangaehu with the awa. It also includes the return of the lake beds at Rotokura, a comprehensive Conservation Partnership Framework and special arrangements in relation to pākohe, pākere, onewa and matā.

The settlement includes financial and commercial redress of approximately $17m made up of a combination of cash, commercial redress properties to transfer through the settlement as well as a range of rights of first refusal and deferred selection over specified Crown property.

“This Bill recognises the deep cultural and spiritual connection between Ngāti Rangi iwi and our natural environment. We have suffered greatly because of the Crown’s failure to uphold its Treaty obligations but we acknowledge this is another step toward healing the mamae between Ngāti Rangi and the Crown” concluded Mr Amner.

The Bill does not contain redress in relation to the area within the Tongariro National Park. The Crown has committed to collective negotiations with all iwi with an interest in the area of the Park, which will occur at a later date.

Copies of the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement can be found at https://www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/ngati-rangi/.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>


Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

Education Amendment Bill Proceeda: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>


Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>


Fate Of Tahr Sealed: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>


Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>


Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>


PM's Press Conference: Fuel And Leaks

Other topics included the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the relation between the Government moves against high fuel prices and the commitment to act on climate change, NZTA's failures in compliance checks ... More>>


New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>





InfoPages News Channels