November 15, 2021
Te Ākitai Waiohua signed off on settlement
The crown has signed a deed of settlement with south Auckland Te Ākitai Waiohua.
The redress package includes seven sites of cultural significance, financial and commercial redress valued at $9.7 million, and a range of other commercial, cultural and relationship redress.
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says land confiscation, crown purchasing, and the impact of native land laws meant the crown failed to ensure Te Ākitai Waiohua retained sufficient lands for its present and future needs.
Te Ākitai Waiohua is located in Māngere and the wider South Auckland area and has about 1,000 members at the 2013 Census.
Negotiations started in 2011 and an agreement in principle was signed in 2016.