Posts Tagged ‘Ngāi Tahu Settlement’

Quantification of Loss – negotiations with the Crown

Central to the tensions that arose during the course of the Ngāi Tahu negotiations was the question of how the total value of the settlement would be ascertained and dealt with. While the Crown approached the negotiations from the perspective that earlier settlements of the 1940s only required updating, negotiators for Ngāi Tahu believed that the amount returned to them had to reflect the value of what they had lost. Ngāi Tahu understood that full reimbursement would have been impossible, but they believed that some rationalisation or formula was necessary.

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The Ngāi Tahu Treaty Settlement Negotiation with the Crown: Key players and background

In August 1986 Henare Rakiihia Tau, on behalf of the Ngāi Tahu Māori Trust Board (NTMTB), submitted a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal about the government’s announcement that it would transfer Crown land interests to State-Owned Enterprises. Ngāi Tahu and Māori across the country were worried that after the government privatised land and assets they would become unavailable for transfer in future Treaty settlements. Over the following year-and-a-half, seven further amendments to their statement of claim were made that set out the grievances arising from land purchases and the lack of reserves provided by the Crown, and the loss of access to food-gathering areas (mahinga kai), including both sea and inland fisheries. Tau was the Deputy Chairman of the Trust Board, and the Upoko of Ngāi Tūāhuriri. Tā Tipene was the Chairman of the NTMTB, and he and Tau formed an effective partnership in leading the Ngāi Tahu claim in the 1980s.

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Ngāi Tahu Claim Settlement Act, 29 September 1998

The Ngāi Tahu Claim Republication from Te Karaka Raumati / Summer 1998, page 20 By Tā Tipene O’Regan The passage of the Ngai Tahu Claim Settlement into law on 29 September 1998, was an historic and significant point in the long history of Ngai Tahu. As I stood there in Parliament while our people sang…

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27th September 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu youth on a hīkoi in Southland

Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) from all over New Zealand will descend on Southland this weekend to take part in the first ‘Manawa Hou’, a four day hīkoi (journey) around local marae and culturally significant sites. The hīkoi is specially designed to introduce rangatahi to their history as well as provide an insight into their Ngāi…

26th August 2011
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Whakaora Te Waihora

26 August 2011 The restoration and rejuvenation of the mauri and ecosystem health of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere has been confirmed with the signing of Whakaora Te Waihora on Thursday 25 August 2011- a long-term relationship agreement and shared commitment between Environment Canterbury, Ngāi Tahu and Te Waihora Management Board. The parties have also signed an…

1st February 2011
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Ngāi Tahu acknowledge legacy of CEO

Kia ora koutou, Yesterday I received the resignation of Anake Goodall. Most of you will appreciate the exceptional dedication, diligence and intelligence that Anake has brought to his role as CEO, so you will understand that it is with some reluctance that I am passing on Anake’s decision to you all. Anake has accomplished the…

3rd March 2009
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Forging Futures – 10 Years Post Settlement

3 March 2009 A new era in the relationship between Ngāi Tahu and the Crown was the focus of a reception hosted by the Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs, in association with Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu at Parliament today. Ten years on from the Ngāi Tahu Settlement, Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon met…