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