Govt signs $11 million treaty settlement
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 6:06p.m.
The Government has signed an $11.76 million deed of settlement with South Island iwi Ngati Koata.
Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson says the deed settles all Ngati Koata's treaty claims.
As well as financial redress, the iwi has the opportunity to buy Waimea and Hira forestry land near Nelson.
"The actions of the crown left Ngati Koata without sufficient and suitable lands for their needs, which had serious consequences for their social and cultural wellbeing," Mr Finlayson said on Friday.
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29/12/2012 9:23:24 a.m.
Just a joke!!! How many off these iwis are there?Every week some new name is dragged up from somewhere. Suppose it will all come back when the whitey tribunal sits and we get compensation for all the wrong doings of maori over the last 200 years.Yeh right.
24/12/2012 5:37:52 p.m.
money tree wrote:
"without sufficient and suitable lands for their needs, which had serious consequences for their social and cultural wellbeing" Hey, Minister, I don't have enough land for my needs either. How about you give me a few million to make up for it, eh???????
22/12/2012 12:06:15 p.m.
positive vibes wrote:
Good on you Ngati Koata. They can now get on with things and hopefully this settlement can go some way to help further their aspirations.
21/12/2012 10:38:20 p.m.
When is rhis gravey train pulling into a station. This is costing each and every New Zealander a fortune. Including the average moari just so a privallaged few can live a luxuary lifestye. Its about time this rubbish was stopped.
21/12/2012 9:42:35 p.m.
Holy cow!!! 11 million dollars. I wonder if that is taxed.
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