Overview

Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua (“Rangitāne”) and the Crown have negotiated the settlement of the Rangitāne Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi historical claims. The details of the settlement redress package are contained in a Deed of Settlement with the Crown.

Rangitāne signed the Deed of Settlement with the Crown at an official ceremony held at Mākirikiri Marae in Dannevirke on 6 August 2016.

“Today’s deed signing at Mākirikiri Marae in Dannevirke is a historic day in the relationship between Rangitāne and the Crown,” said Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson.

The Trust previously signed an Agreement in Principle with the Crown in March 2014.  At the same time, Tū Mai Rā was established as the post-settlement governance entity (“PSGE”) for Rangitāne.

The Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill will be introduced to the House of Representatives on Thursday 22 August 2016.  The bill must go through various stages in the House of Representatives before it becomes law – we anticipate this process being completed by mid-2017.

For more information about the bill, see the New Zealand Parliament website

The settlement redress offered by the Crown is recorded in the Deed.  The redress is not full compensation for the historical claims and grievances of Rangitāne.  The settlement is intended to enhance the ongoing relationship between Rangitāne and the Crown.

The Treaty settlement is comprised of:

  • Historical Account, Crown Acknowledgements and Apology;
  • Cultural Redress; and
  • Financial and Commercial Redress.

For a summary of the redress please see the following information document.

Rangitāne Settlement, An Overview

Rangitāne Settlement, An Overview

A full copy of the Deed can be found on the New Zealand Government website.

A copy of the bill can also be found here.

We are very pleased to note that the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on Thursday 22 August 2016 for its first reading.  The Rangitāne Settlement Negotiations Trust and Tū Mai Rā will continue to work on remaining matters and next steps towards finalising the Rangitāne settlement.

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