July 31, 2013
First reading of Tāmaki settlement bill
Parliament will this morning hold the first reading of the bill covering the treaty settlement of Tāmaki Makaurau claims.
The bill covers the claims of 13 iwi entities in three clusters, Ngāti Whatua, Marutuahu and Waiohua.
It will give the joint ownership of 14 volcanic cones around the Auckland isthmus to the 13 iwi and hapū in the Tamaki Collective.
The collective will get title to four Hauraki Gulf islands – Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe and Tiritiri Matangi and then gift them back to the Crown, retaining the summit of Rangitoto and two small sites associated with historical waka moorings.
The collective also gets the right to buy some surplus Crown land.
Tame Te Rangi from Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whatua says the iwi have come a long way in the four years since they blocked the Crown’s attempt to fast track a settlement just with Ngāti Whatua ō Orakei.
He says the result is strong relationships not just among iwi but with central and local government entities.
He whakataunga motuhake
I tēnei ata i tū te pānuitanga tuatahi ō te pire pāremata hai whakakapi i te whakataunga Tiriti ō Waitangi, mō ngā tono e pā ana ki ā Tāmaki Makaurau.
Toru tekau mā toru ngā iwi kei raro i te tono whānui mō Tāmaki e noho ana.
Te tikanga kia hoatu ki aua iwi te mana pupuri whenua mō ngā puia tekau mā whā ō te takiwā whānui, ka whiwhi taitara hoki ngā iwi ki ngā moutere e whā i te moana ō Hauraki, arā ki ā Rangitoto, ki ā Motutapu, ki Motuihe, ki ā Tiritiri Matangi, katahi ka takoha i aua moutere ki te Karauna.
Hai tā Tame Te Rangi ō te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whātua, kua mahue i ngā iwi ngā here mē ngā raruraru ō mua i waenga i ā rātou mē te Karauna.
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