March 22, 2013
Tūhoe deal good for all
Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson says the deed of settlement initialled today with Ngāi Tūhoe will be good for all New Zealanders.
The 170 million settlement reflects the serious nature of the breaches by the Crown including large scale confiscation of the best agricultural land, brutal military campaigns targeting Tūhoe settlements, and later unjust land purchases.
Redress includes a new joint governance arrangement for Te Urewera Forest, a social service management plan for the Tūhoe rohe, and a financial and commercial package worth $170 million.
Tūhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger says the people now have the final say whether to accept the settlement.
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