Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Waitangi Tribunal asked to intervene in rush to settlement

Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu Iwi Ask Waitangi Tribunal to Intervene in Rush to Settlement

Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu claimants have asked the Waitangi Tribunal to intervene to halt the Treaty Settlement process for their Hauraki iwi.

The claimants seek to terminate the current settlement ratification process and provide an opportunity for their concerns to be heard before any further steps are taken. The Crown has refused to pause.

The claimants allege that the claimant group has heard nothing from the Crown for three years, and then had a rushed ratification of settlement process thrust upon them. They also claim that the Crown’s settlement policies are causing division and dissent from within the iwi.

The ratification process was announced on 14 July 2017, with the voting deadline less than a month later, 11 August 2017.

The claimants say that they are being coerced into a decision-making process that is of utmost importance to the future of their iwi, their marae, and their future generations. They are asking the Tribunal to recommend that the Crown stop and engage with the whole iwi before moving forward. They are also asking that the Crown update their entire Treaty settlement policy.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties

Reportedly, there have been nine incidents resulting in 17 civilian deaths and injuries (seven of the dead were children) caused by ordnance left behind on what used to be the firing range of our Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan province.

Given that the NZ Defence Force has needed to be hauled kicking and screaming into belatedly arranging an adequate clean-up of its old firing range… what would it take before New Zealand offers to pay compensation to the families of those who suffered death and injury from what was left behind on our watch? More>>


Fossil Fuel Investment: ACC Must Lead On Climate Change

As the largest publicly owned investor in New Zealand, the ACC board should divest from fossil fuels, demonstrating our leadership role on climate change, Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today. More>>


Total Officers, Up Less: Coalition's 1800 New Police Officers

The Coalition commitment to add 1800 new Police officers to frontline policing has been achieved with the graduation of 59 constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College today. More>>


Predator Free: $3.5m For New Pest Controls

New Zealand First is proud to announce the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has allocated $3.5 million to develop innovative predator control approaches which will reduce the need for repeated 1080 use. More>>


Children's Day: Commissioner Calls For Govt Commitment

“Three decades on, we are able to celebrate some significant changes for children like the recent launch of a Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. But we still have a long way to go to prioritise children’s rights.” More>>


Elections: Proposed Electorate Boundaries Released

The Representation Commission is proposing changes to half of New Zealand’s electorates and establishing a new electorate in south Auckland… More>>


"Effectively A Permanent Amnesty": Final Month For Gun Ban Compensation

The firearms buy-back comes to an end a month from today, but the police say the amnesty for returning banned guns will continue into next year and beyond. More>>







InfoPages News Channels