“The Crown apologies to the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi/Hapū for past dealings that breached the Crown’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. These were the failure to adequately protect tribal structures following the impact of the native land laws, the failure to actively protect the interests of the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi/Hapū when purchasing land and the failure to ensure that some Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi/Hapū were left with sufficient land for their present and future needs.” For more information on the contents of the Settlement, please check out this summary document.
We have completed transfer of 17 of the 20 Cultural Redress properties to Affiliates. For the remaining three properties the respective iwi are working through a process to transfer the properties back into their possession.
We are also engaged in the Mana Whenua process regarding settlement assets from the Central North Island (CNI) Settlement on behalf of Affiliates. Click here for more information about the Mana Whenua process.