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Ngāti Manawa take action against Central North Island iwi

Ngāti Manawa take action against Central North Island iwi

Ngāti Manawa has lodged a High Court application, taking action against Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Central North Island Iwi Holdings Limited (CNIIHL) Board for failing to allocate 176,000 hectares of the Kaingaroa forest as part of the Treaty of Waitangi  Central North Island (CNI) iwi treaty settlement.  

The court proceedings will seek to have the CNI Deed cancelled under the Contractual Mistakes Act 1977, declared void pursuant to the common law and/or seek damages pursuant to the Contractual Remedies Act.  AlsoNgāti Manawa  will seek to have the land subject to the claims of Ngāti Manawa and the income derived from thatland held in trust pending resolution of the mana whenua of the lands.

The dealine for allocation was July 1, 2011

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