Ngāti Pāoa sign Tāmaki Collective Deed of Settlement
Last Saturday Ngāti Pāoa became the eleventh iwi to sign the Tāmaki Collective Deed of Settlement in Auckland. In September ten iwi initially signed the deed (refer pānui E32/2012 for details on this settlement).
Ngāti Toa signs Deed of Settlement
Today Ngāti Toa signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown. The total value of the settlement is circa $75 million (comprised of redress of $70 million, plus interest, plus capacity building payments.) The settlement also includes the right to purchase a number of Crown properties in the Wellington region, including the Wellington Police Station. Cultural redress includes the vesting of Kapiti and Taputeranga islands with the iwi, and the subsequent return of these to the Crown (although the iwi will retain ownership of a small proportion of Kapiti Island). Te Rauparaha will also be recognised in the settlement legislation as the composer of Ka Mate, Ka Mate.