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Māori Affairs Committee seek submissions on settlement bill

25 October 2013

Media release – Select Committee Office

Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Bill

Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill

Te Urewera-Tūhoe Bill

Hon Tau Henare, Chair of the Māori Affairs Committee, is inviting public submissions on these bills. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 5 December 2013.

Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 18 July 2013 in which the Crown and Ngāti Hauā agreed to the final settlement of the non-raupatu historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Hauā.

The Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 20 December 2012, and the deed to amend signed in October 2013, between the Crown and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura. By signing these documents, the Crown and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura agreed to the final settlement of the non-raupatu historical Treaty of Waitangi claims for Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.

The Te Urewera-Tūhoe Bill is an omnibus bill that contains two component bills. It gives effect to the deeds of settlement signed on 4 June 2013 in which the Crown and Tūhoe agree to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Tūhoe.

A copy of each bill can be purchased at any Bennetts Government Bookshop or viewed online at www.legislation.govt.nz

Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online using our website (www.parliament.nz) or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at 04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Māori Affairs Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

ENDS

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