Over the weekend, the Trustees of Uenuku Charitable Trust confirmed the date and venue for signing the Te Korowai o Wainuiarua Deed of Settlement.

The signing will be held on Saturday, 29 July, at Raetihi Marae.

The Trustees also established a working party to prepare for this momentous occasion.

Caroline Heta, a member of the signing working party, said that the day is for whānau uri, hapū, iwi and friends to celebrate the deed signing.

“This is a significant day for the Uenuku, Tamahaki, Tamakana and all of New Zealand,” she said.

“We would like to acknowledge the enormous amount of work that has been achieved by mana whenua and the government to get us to this point.”

She said the settlement will bring closure and the ability to move forward.

More details about the signing programme will follow.



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