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Claims Settlement Bill is now open for submissions

The Rangitane Tu Mai Ra (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill is now open for submissions

Māori Affairs Committee – House of Representatives

For immediate release – 26 September 2016

Whakaputaina mai ō whakaaro, mō te Pire Whakataunga Kerēme a Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua).

Kua tata tae haere atu Te Iwi o Wairarapa, ki te whakatatū i ngā kerēme hītori Tiriti o Waitangi, a Rangitāne nā te mea, kua tuwhera i nāianei te pire mō ngā tāpaetanga tūmatanui, ki Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori o Te Pāremata.

Inā noa nei Te Whare Māngai i noho ai, mō ngā hāora kua whakatotoroa, ki te pāhi i te pānuitanga tuatahi o Te Pire Whakataunga, i ngā Kerēme a Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua).

Whakamana ai te pire, i te whakaaetanga whakataunga, i hainatia i te 6 o Here-turi-kōkā tau 2016, ā, i whakaae rā Te Karauna, a rātou mā ko Rangitāne o Wairarapa, me Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua, ki tētahi whakataunga oti atu. Ka pāhi ana tērā, ka riro mā te hanganga ture ngā karangatanga whakataunga e whakamana, ā, kua hia tau kē nei e hangaia ana.

E kī ana rā te heamana o Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori, a Tūtehounuku Kōrako, “He wā te pire nei mā Te Iwi o Wairarapa, ki te whaiwhai ake i ngā rā ō-mua, ā, me te whiwhi whakapāha mai i Te Karauna. Ko ngā hīkoi whai tikanga, haerenga whakamua ēnei, mā ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa.”

“He iwi e 3,000, āwhiwhi pea, ngā tāngata o Rangitāne. Mō tēnei pire, tāwhanawhana haere mai ai te takiwā pānga i Mākaramu, me te heke haere iho ki Te Mātakitaki-a-Kupe. Kei roto i te takiwā pānga, te rohe whānui o Te Wairarapa, me te rohe whānui o Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua. Ka whakatenatena au i ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa, ā, he whakapapa Wairarapa tō rātou, kia whakaputaina mai, ō rātou whakaaro mō tēnei pire”.

Have your say on the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill.

Wairapapa iwi are a step closer to settling the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Rangitāne, with the bill now open for public submissions with Parliament’s Māori Affairs Committee.

The House of Representatives recently sat through extended sitting hours to pass the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill’s first reading.

The bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 6 August 2016 in which the Crown and Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua agreed to a final settlement. Once passed, the legislation will give effect to the terms of the settlement, which has been years in the making.

Māori Affairs Committee chairperson Tutehounuku Korako says, “This bill is an opportunity for Wairapapa iwi to address the past, and receive an apology from the Crown which are important steps forward for all New Zealanders.”

“Rangitāne is an iwi of about 3,000 people. The area of interest for this bill spans from Mākaramu down to Cape Palliser. It encompasses the wider Wairarapa and Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua regions. I’d encourage all New Zealanders with Wairapapa whakapapa to have their say about this bill,” he said.

Have your say to the Māori Affairs Committee and tell them what you think
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on Monday 7 November 2016.

For more details about the bill, visit the Parliament website:
· Read the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill
Visit the Māori Affairs Committee’s Facebook page

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