July 05, 2018
$10m for Tamaoho loss and suffering
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says the Crown can never fully compensate Ngāti Tamaoho for the loss and prejudice they have suffered, but the $10 million settlement passed into law yesterday provides a solid foundation for a new relationship.
The iwi, whose area of interest extends from the Āwhitu peninsula across Franklin District and the Hunua Ranges and also includes both Waikato wetlands and central Auckland, were declared rebels in 1863 and their settlements at Pōkeno were looted and burned.
Ngāti Tamaoho were left landless, their tribal structure undermined, and they were denied their role as kaitiaki of their rohe and its waterways, rivers and lakes.
Mr Little says the crown acknowledges breaches that led to complete land loss and suffering.
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