Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 13, 2017 17:28:48 GMT 12
HAURAKI CLAIMS LINED UP FOR SETTLING
The treaty settlement process in Hauraki is starting to wind up, with Ngati Patukirikiri, Ngati Maru and Ngati Tamatera settlements now going out for ratification after being initialled last Friday. But there's disquiet in one iwi that their process is being rushed.
Ngati Rahiri Timutimu initialed its settlement in July, but some members have asked the Waitangi Tribunal to intervene.
The crown is offering $5.5 million in financial redress and 17 culturally significant properties, including reserves on Mount Te Aroha maunga.
The iwi wanted the whole maunga, but the crown says it must be shared with the wider Pare Hauraki......