Banks Peninsula


Banks Peninsula Deeds of Purchase

The Banks Peninsula claims consisted of three ‘purchases’ by the Crown (Port Cooper 1849, Port Levy 1849, and Akaroa 1856). The background against which these three Deeds were signed is complicated. The French claimed to have purchased the land from Ngāi Tahu by way of two deeds of sale in 1838 and 1840. At the…

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24th
August
2009

Pita Sharples to Talk to Maori Youth

24 August 2009 Dr Pita Sharples, co-leader of the Maori party, will meet and talk to senior secondary school students at a three day leadership forum – Tu Mai Rakatahi – at Living Springs on Banks Peninsula this week. Over eighty Maori students from throughout Canterbury have registered to participate in the tenth annual Tu…