March 21, 2013
Tūhoe initial settlement
Ngāi Tūhoe turned out in force at Parliament this morning to initial their $170 million Deed of Settlement.
The deal will be taken back to the iwi for ratification.
It includes giving the iwi joint governance with the Crown over Te Urewera National Park, as well as assistance with health, education and economic development programmes.
Treaty lawyer Willie Te Aho says the Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi is taking an innovative approach.
“I heard Tamati Kruger the other night talking about their 40 year plan to get rid of the dole within Ngāi Tūhoe and I really support all those aspirations that they’re initialling today. It will be a relief and start of a new pathway for Ngāi Tūhoe and I really wish them all the best,” says Willie Te Aho.
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