Te Tihi o te Rae – Deed of Settlement
Since the initialling in December and six information hui in January, Uenuku Trustees and the Negotiation Team have agreed with the Crown to commence the formal ratification of your Deed of Settlement later this month.
Trustees and Negotiators believe that the Deed of Settlement package is the best that can be achieved in all the circumstances and the redress will nonetheless secure a platform for Te Korowai o Wainuiārua development and protection, and materially improve the ability of Te Korowai o Wainuiārua to exercise their mana, tino rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga.
Aiden Gilbert says that no Treaty settlement will fully compensate the Iwi for historical claims, grievances, loss and prejudice suffered but that this settlement is a way forward for the people of Te Korowai o Wainuiārua.
“Te Tihi o te Rae is for our tīpuna, our whānau, our mokopuna and their mokopuna to come” he said.
Project manager, Steve Hirini says over the coming weeks’ further information will be provided so that uri are well informed of the ratification process.
“We encourage whānau to register now so that they are sent their individual Ratification Information Booklet and voting pack,” Hirini said.