Māori Affairs Committee considering 3 Treaty settlement bill
3 May 2016
Māori Affairs Committee considering 3 Treaty settlement bills
Kua tuwhera i te wiki nei, te tuku tāpae mai mō ngā pire whakamana i ētahi whakataunga i raro i te mana o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Kei te whakaaroaro Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori o Te Pāremata, i Te Pire Whakataunga i ngā Kerēme a Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui, me Te Whakatika Hapa mō Te Ohu o Te Iwi o Tauranga Moana, Te Pire Whakataunga i nga Kereme a Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa, ā, me Te Pire Whakataunga i ngā Kerēme a Ngāti Pūkenga.
Ko ngā momo pire nei tētahi wāhi o nga wāhanga whakaotinga, kia tatū ai ngā kerēme i raro i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Kua hainatia ngā whakaaetanga whakataunga i waenganui i Te Karauna me ngā māngai o te iwi, o te hapū, ā, mā ngā pire nei e whakamana ngā whakaritenga o ēnei whakataunga kia ture ai.
Hei tā Te Heamana o Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori, a Tūtehounuku Kōrako, “Kei te titiro whakamua atu te komiti ki te wā, e whakarongo ai ki ngā whakaaro o te marea mō ngā whakataunga nei. He wāhi nui mō Te Pāremata te hātepe komiti whiriwhiri, kia rongo ai ki ngā take e pā ana ki ngā whakataunga Tiriti, otirā, mai i te hunga i papāngia.”
Hoatu wāhi ai te whakaaetanga Ohu o Te Iwi o Tauranga Moana, i tētahi whakatika hapa Tiriti mō ngā pānga tuari o te ohu, otirā, o ngā iwi e 3 o Te Moana-A-Toi Te Huatahi, ko Te Wahapū o Tauranga Moana nei kei waenganui i a rātou: arā, i a Ngāi Te Rangi, i ngā hapū o Ngāti Ranginui, ā, i a Ngāti Pūkenga. Kīhai taua whakaaetanga e kaha ki te whakatatū kerēme hītori.
Whakamana ai Te Pire Whakataunga i ngā Kerēme a Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa, i te whakaaetanga whakataunga, tērā i hainatia i te 18 o Hakihea tau 2015, ā, i whakaae rā Te Karauna me Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa i roto, ki tētahi whakataunga oti atu mō ngā kerēme hītori a Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, i raro i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ko te rohe o Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa, kei waenganui o Mangonui me Kāeo i te takutai moana o Te Tai Tokerau.
Whakamana ai Te Pire Whakataunga i ngā Kerēme a Ngāti Pūkenga i te whakaaetanga whakataunga, tērā i hainatia i te 7 o Paenga-whāwhā tau 2013, ā, i whakaae rā Te Karauna me Ngāti Pūkenga i roto, ki tētahi whakataunga oti atu mō ngā kerēme hītori a Ngāti Pūkenga, i raro i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Toro atu ai te rohe o Ngāti Pūkenga huri rauna i te rohe whānui o Tauranga, atu i Waihī ki te raki me te hipa atu i Te Puke ki te tonga.
Me tuku ā-tuihono ki: http://bit.ly/1RFKZPC hei mua mai i waenganui pō, Paraire 27 o Haratua, tau 2016.
Bills to enact a number of Treaty of Waitangi settlements are open for submission. Parliament’s Māori Affairs Committee is considering the Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective Redress and Nga Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui Claims Settlement Bill, the Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill, and the Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Bill.
Settlement bills such as these are part of the final stages of bringing Treaty of Waitangi claims to resolution. Deeds of settlement have been signed between the Crown and the iwi and hapū representatives, and the bills enact the terms of these settlements into law.
Chair of the Māori Affairs Committee, Tutehounuku Korako, said “The committee looks forward to hearing the public’s thoughts on these settlements. The select committee process is an important opportunity for Parliament to hear the issues relating to Treaty settlements, particularly from the people affected.”
The Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective deed provides collective Treaty redress in respect of shared interests of the collective, which is comprised of 3 Bay of Plenty iwi centred around the Tauranga Harbour: Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui, and Ngāti Pūkenga. It does not settle any historical claims.
The Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 18 December 2015 in which the Crown and Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa agreed to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa. The rohe of Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa is in centred on the Northland coastline between Mangonui and Kaeo.
The Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 7 April 2013 in which the Crown and Ngāti Pūkenga agreed to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Pūkenga. The Ngai Pukenga rohe extends around the wider Tauranga region, from Waihī in the north and past Te Puke in the south.
Submit online at: http://bit.ly/1RFKZPC before midnight Friday 27 May 2016.
See how to make a submission, visit: http://bit.ly/1VEeqVj
Te Reo version: http://bit.ly/1ZF6HmY
Further information on the bills: http://bit.ly/1OFbeFo
The Parliament website – Make a submission on the bills