TREATY OF WAITANGI
Negotiation - Deeds of Settlement
Deeds of Settlement
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Iwi Register forms
Office of Treaty Settlements
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Waitangi Tribunal Reports
Department of Conservation Treaty information.
Given the particular importance of the land and other natural resources administered by the Department to Māori, the Department is included as a member of each Crown negotiating team.
Office of Treaty Settlements, Ministerial briefings.
Keep up to date with various stages of claimant groups who are in the process of establishing negotiation with the Crown.
Office of Treaty Settlements Claims Progress information
Under the Treaty of Waitangi Act, any Maori may lodge a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal although the Government prefers that settlements are concluded with large natural groupings eg all the claims of a large tribe. The number of registered claims therefore gives an inflated picture of how many settlements will be required. Settlements are currently occurring at a rate of about one every six months.
Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa (signed Terms of Negotiation)
Wellington (Taranaki Whanui) Deed of Mandate recognised, February 2004.
Claimant groups in this stage have signed Terms of Negotiation and are negotiating with the Crown towards the basic elements of a settlement.
There are many groups currently engaged in negotiation with the Office including :
Ngāti Manawa (Terms of Negotiation signed on 7 May 2004)
Ngāti Whare Iwi Trust (Terms of Negotiation signed on 7 May 2004)
Ngāti Apa (Rangitikei)
Ngāti Whātua o Orākei
Agreements in Principle
Parties have agreed in principle and now work on the fine detail of the settlement to agree a draft Deed of Settlement that can be put to the claimant community for full agreement.
DEEDS OF SETTLEMENT
The following groups have reached Deeds of Settlement since December 2000 and are now awaiting settlement legislation for the Deeds to become unconditional.
Ngäti Awa ($42.39 million)
|Iwi||Redress Amount||Year of Deed||Legislation|
|Te Uri o Hau||$15,600,000||2000||2002|
|Waitomo||loan of $1,000,000*||1989|
*The Crown transferred land at the Waitomo Caves to the claimant group, subject to a lease, and provided a loan.