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23 April, 2014

Ngāti Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship

The Crown has signed an Accord with Ngāti Porou in Gisborne, formalising the government’s ongoing commitment to the iwi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson said today.

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17 April, 2014

Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement legislation passed

The House sat for extended hours this morning to pass four bills giving effect to the final deeds of settlement for historical Treaty claims in the South Island.

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10 April, 2014

Ngā Punawai o Te Tokotoru legislation passed

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Ngāti Rangiwewehi Claims Settlement Bill, the Tapuika Claims Settlement Bill, and the Ngāti Rangiteaorere Claims Settlement Bill.

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10 April, 2014

Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement legislation passed

The House sat extended hours this morning to pass the third reading of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Bill, which will give effect to the hapū’s historical Treaty settlement with the Crown.

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28 March, 2014

Agreement in Principle signed with Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua

The Crown has signed an Agreement in Principle to settle historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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26 March, 2014

Whanganui River deed of settlement initialled

The Crown and Whanganui Iwi negotiators have initialled the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement and Te Awa Tupua Framework Document which, if agreed to by Whanganui Iwi members through a ratification process, will settle historical Treaty of Waitangi claims relating to the Whanganui River, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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13 March, 2014

Raukawa settlement legislation passed

The House sat extended hours this morning to pass the third reading of the Raukawa Claims Settlement Bill, which will give effect to the iwi’s historical Treaty settlement with the Crown.

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22 February, 2014

Deed of Settlement signed with Te Kawerau a Maki

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Te Kawerau a Maki at Makaurua Marae in Mangere, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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14 February, 2014

Ministers recognise mandate for Ngāpuhi negotiations

All Ngāpuhi members will be entitled to vote in elections for representatives to the independent mandated authority that will negotiate the iwi’s historical Treaty settlement with the Crown, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson and Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples announced today.

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7 February, 2014

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Kuri

The Crown has signed a Deed of Settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngāti Kuri at Waiora marae at Ngataki, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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20 December, 2013

Minister welcomes Wharere farm talks

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson has welcomed state owned enterprise Landcorp’s decision to provide Ngāti Makino and their neighbouring iwi, a further opportunity to purchase the Wharere Farms near Te Puke.

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14 December, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki at Whareroa Marae near Tauranga, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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1 November, 2013

Finlayson encourages Labour apology

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson has encouraged delegates to support the rank-and-file conference remit that the Labour Party’s leadership apologise for passing the Foreshore and Seabed Act while in government under Helen Clark.

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23 October, 2013

Three Treaty settlement bills pass first reading

The House of Representatives sat through extended hours this morning to pass the Te Urewera-Tūhoe Bill, Ngāti Haua Claims Settlement Bill and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill through their first readings.

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7 August, 2013

Further progress in Treaty settlement legislation

The Raukawa Claims Settlement Bill, which will settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of the central North Island iwi, Raukawa, passed its first reading today in extended sitting hours today, and will now be considered by the Māori Affairs Committee.

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1 August, 2013

Three Treaty bills progressed

The House of Representatives sat through extended hours this morning to unanimously pass three bills for the settlement of historical Treaty claims through their first readings.

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18 July, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Haua

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngāti Haua at Rukumoana Marae, near Morrinsville today, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.

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14 June, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Rangiteaorere

The Crown signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Rotorua iwi Ngāti Rangiteaorere at Parliament today, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.

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6 June, 2013

Treaty settlement legislation progressed

The House sat extended hours this morning to pass the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill through its first reading and the Waitaha and Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara claims settlement bills through their third readings.

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4 June, 2013

Crown and Ngāi Tuhoe sign deed of settlement

Representatives of the Crown and Ngai Tuhoe signed a Deed of Settlement to settle the historical claims of the iwi at a ceremony at Parliament today, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson and Tuhoe Chief Negotiator Tamati Kruger announced.

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4 June, 2013

Address at Tuhoe Deed of Settlement Signing ceremony

I want to begin by acknowledging the memory of two people, recently deceased, who longed for this day. The first is well-known to you all. Dame Judith Binney, the author of Redemption Songs and Encircled Lands.

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28 May, 2013

Public information sought for East Coast customary marine title enquiry

The Office of Treaty Settlements is seeking information from the public on their use of parts of the common marine and coastal area (CMCA) on the East Coast, to assist with an enquiry into the existence of customary marine title under the Marine and Coastal Area Act, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said today.

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25 May, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū at Tangoio Marae near Napier, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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20 April, 2013

South Island historical Treaty settlements now completed

Today’s signing between the Crown Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu at Onetahua Marae in Golden Bay marks the final deed of settlement for historical claims in the South Island, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.

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20 April, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu

The Crown has signed a Deed of Settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu at Onetahua Marae in Pohara, Golden Bay today, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.

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13 April, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Rārua

The Crown signed a Deed of Settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with Ngāti Rārua at the Parerārua Centre in Blenheim today, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.

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5 April, 2013

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Pukenga

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for historical Treaty claims with Ngāti Pukenga at Te Whetū o Te Rangi Marae near Tauranga, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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22 March, 2013

Tuhoe Deed of Settlement Negotiations Completed

The Crown and Te Kotahi a Tuhoe, the mandated negotiating body of Tuhoe, have completed negotiations on a Deed of Settlement to settle the historical claims of Tuhoe, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson and Tuhoe Chief Negotiator Tamati Kruger announced today.

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4 February, 2013

Crown welcomes Tribunal report

The Crown has welcomed the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal for providing redress to historical claims in the Far North, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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22 December, 2012

Agreements reached with Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi

The Crown today signed two Agreements in Principle and a Letter of Agreement with iwi groups today, taking an important step towards settling the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced.

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