July 03, 2013
Ko te kokoraho Tiriti ō Waitangi ā Ngāi Te Rangi
Kei te anga whakamua te tono tiriti ā Ngāi Te Rangi ō Tauranga Moana.
Kua toru tau Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Te Rangi rāua ko te Karauna e whakawhiti kōrero ana, i te otinga ake, he whakaaetanga kua puta
I raro i tēnei kawenata whakatau, ka whakaae atu te karauna ki ā rātou hara ki ā Ngāi Te Rangi i raro i te tiriti ō Waitangi, ka mutu he putea nui ka tukuna atu ki ā Ngāi Te Rangi, kia ea ai aua hara.
He rua tekau mā whitu miriona tāra te wāriu ō ngā whenua ka hoki atu ki te iwi ō Ngāi Te Rangi, mehemea koinei te huarahi e whai ana e rātou hei whakatau.
Ngāi Te Rangi has reached an agreement with the Crown that will see the Tauranga-based iwi move closer toward settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.
After almost three years of negotiations, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust and Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson recently reached an agreement in principle, which outlines what redress the Crown is offering the iwi due to breaching their rights under the Treaty of Waitangi that in turn saw them lose significant amounts of land.
The redress includes $29.5 million cash, key sites vested in Ngāi Te Rangi.
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