Ka Mate haka iwi, Ngati Toa, wins $70.6 million Treaty settlement

Fri, 07 Dec 2012

By Pattrick Smellie Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The government has acknowledged Treaty of Waitangi breaches against the Ngati Toa iwi and agreed a settlement package of cash, land and rights of first refusal on Crown assets valued at $70.6 million. Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson announced the settlement related to land expropriation and confiscations around Wellington's so-called "Nicholson Block" and the top of the South Island, as well as the arrest and imprisonment of Te Rauparaha, the originator of New Zealand's most distinctive...

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