Crown signs deed for Auckland iwi claims
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 7:50a.m.
The Crown has today signed a deed to collectively settle the historical claims of iwi and hapu over shared interests in the Auckland area.
Interests covered in the deed include maunga, (volcanic cones), and motu, (islands), the ownership of which will now be passed over to Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau.
Eighteen place names will be changed as a result of the deed, but there will be no changes to public rights and access.
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson, was in attendance and says it marks a critical step towards settling all historical Treaty grievances in the Auckland region.
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