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


Far North iwi enters negotiations with Crown

Tue, 2 Nov 2004

Far North iwi enters negotiations with Crown

The Crown and Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa have signed Terms of Negotiation for the settlement of the Far North iwi's historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.


The Crown and Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa have signed Terms of Negotiation for the settlement of the Far North iwi's historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson said today. "The Terms of Negotiation set out how the parties will negotiate a durable settlement of all Ngâti Kahu ki Whangaroa's historical Treaty claims," Margaret Wilson said.

"I am optimistic that these negotiations can be completed in a timely fashion, so that Ngäti Kahu ki Whangaroa's historical claims can be resolved." Ngâti Kahu ki Whangaroa are a small iwi based on the peninsula between the Mangonui and Whangaroa harbours in the Far North.

The Waitangi Tribunal's 1997 Muriwhenua Land Report found that the Crown's actions in relation to Ngâti Kahu ki Whangaroa lands breached the Treaty of Waitangi.

"Although Ngâti Kahu ki Whangaroa is a small iwi, the Crown is negotiating with it separately, because it does not fit naturally with any other group," Margaret Wilson said. "This is consistent with the Waitangi Tribunal hearing, also conducted separately."

Once negotiations are completed the two parties will sign an Agreement in Principle. Work has already begun on this agreement, which will outline the components of a settlement package. Ngâti Kahu ki Whangaroa is the fifth group to sign Terms of Negotiation with the Crown this year. The signing follows the recent initialling of the Te Arawa lakes Deed of Settlement and today' introduction of the Ngâti Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Claims Settlement Bill.

"These Terms of Negotiation are a further indication of the increasing momentum of settlements, and a demonstration of this government's commitment to settling historical Treaty of Waitangi claims," Margaret Wilson said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Juggling Covid, And France’s Trump-like Populist

It is the age-old Covid problem. How to balance the needs for firms (and schools) to re-open against the need to protect public health. In the past, the balance has been struck by insisting that the best public health outcomes also deliver the best economic (and educational) outcomes. While that may still be objectively true, it is no longer a politically tenable position... More>>

Covid-19 & Education: NCEA And NZ Scholarship Exams To Proceed

NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed, including in areas where Alert Level 3 has been in place, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have been working together to ensure exams can be managed in a safe way, so students have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned... More>>


Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>


National: Launches Back In Business Plan

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins has today launched National’s detailed plan to save livelihoods and unleash our economy in the face of the huge damage being wrought by the extended Covid lockdown... More>>


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>

Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>

Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>




InfoPages News Channels