Deed of Settlement SignningHe whenua tipu tonu he tangata tipu tonu
The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, the Honorable Christopher Finlayson signed the Deed of Settlement (DOS) on the 2nd November 2016 in Wellington at Parliament House.
The settlement provides an acknowledgement, apology and redress for the Crown’s historical breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Financial and commercial redress includes $19.5 million and the right to buy shares in the Kaweka and Gwavas Crown Forest Licensed lands. Pakake, Heipipi Pa Historic Reserve and Conservation House in Napier will be vested in Ahuriri Hapū as part of their cultural redress.
The settlement will also establish a permanent statutory committee called Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga to protect and enhance the environmental, economic, social, spiritual, historical and cultural values of Te Muriwai o Te Whanga (Ahuriri Estuary) for present and future generations.
Here are some photographs of the whanau that attended the signing of the Deed of Settlement, another significant day in the history of our people.
Ngā Uara – Our Values
Knowing our identity and our relationships with each other
Looking after our people from mokopuna to pakeke
Protecting and Preserving our taonga tuku iho of Mana Ahuriri
Kia tika, kia pūmau
Acting with inergrity, true to our people and our kaupapa
Respecting the spiritual essence in all of us