E te iwi, kia hiwa rā! 

Ko Ruhiterangi kei te pae o te rangi, ko Paerangi tangata kei te mata o te whenua i tēnei wāhanga o te tau. Huri atu te pō, nau mai te ao! Nau mai, haere atu ngā mihi o te Nuku, o te Rangi ki a tātau ngā uri o Paerangi e koni ana i tōna ahi kā kei te take o Matua te Mana, torotoro atu i te motu, puta noa i te ao. Tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau.

On Wednesday 15 March 2017, at the Beehive in Wellington, the Ngāti Rangi Trust’s Negotiation Team and Trustees signed an Agreement in Principle (AIP) with the Crown in respect of Ngāti Rangi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon Chris Finlayson, signed on behalf of the Crown. This is a significant milestone in our journey to settlement; however, it is not the end of the journey. There is still more work to do in the months ahead to agree a Deed of Settlement with the Crown.

If you would like to read a brief summary of the Trust's Agreement in Principle please click HERE

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Keen to hear more kōrero and see some of our sites of significance included in the NRT Treaty Agreement in Principle signed with the Crown? please click HERE

Road to Settlement Pānui #5

It has been an extremely busy time for the Negotiation Team leading up to AIP and there is still more work to do in the months ahead to agree a Deed of Settlement with the Crown. At part of reaching this historic milestone we've released a special Agreement in Principle edition of our Road to Settlement Pānui. To read more about this milestone in our journey please click HERE

Like to read the complete Ngāti Rangi Trust Agreement in Principle with the Crown?

Please click HERE (Please note this is a large PDF document and may take a little time to load in your browser)

Press Releases:

From the Ngāti Rangi Trust Lead Negotiator Che Wilson - 15 o Poutūterangi 2017​

He Pānui – Te Whakataunga Iti mō ngā Take Tiriti o Ngāti Rangi

Kia hiwa rā!  Kia hiwa rā!

Tēnei a Ngāti Rangi te pāho atu nei ki ngā uri me ngā iwi puta noa i te motu, i te ao e huri nei i ngā rongo o te wā, me kī, kua tatū te Whakataunga Iti mō ngā take Tiriti i waenga i a Ngāti Rangi me te Karauna.

I tīmata ngā whiriwhiringa kōrero i waenga i a Ngāti Rangi me te Karauna i He Tanguru (Pepuere) 2015 me te āta wetewete i ngā kōrero kia hua mai tēnei ka tū whakataunga.

Ahakoa kei te whiriwhiri tonu hētehi o ngā wāhanga o te kaupapa nei, heoi, kei te hari koa a Ngāti Rangi, ka whakahokia mai te takere o hō mātau roto tapu o Rotokura me ngā ka tū hua e pā nei ki te mana ā-iwi, ki te taiao, ki ngā mahi hāpori me ngā pūtea hei painga mō te iwi.

Heoi, ko ngā mea matua, 
-    E whakaae ana te Karauna, he mana motuhake tō Ngāti Rangi.  He mea whakahirahira tēnei mā Ngāti Rangi kia whakatairanga i te rangawhenua ake o Ngāti Rangi i te ao; a
-    Kua tīmata hoki te whakaraupapatanga i ngā hītori tika o Ngāti Rangi me te Karauna kia kore ai e tūohu pēnei ki ngā tau ki muri nei.  He mea nui tēnei kia ea te mamae kua roa nei e aupēhi ana i a Ngāti Rangi.

E te iwi, he tīmatanga tēnei kia ara anō te ua o Ngāti Rangi ake kia whiti mai te mārama i hēnei ka tū rongo papai.

Me he pātai, whakapā atu ki a Che Wilson.

Terea te kaupapa ki ngā ia o te wā, hoea!

Nā mātau ngā Kaiwhiriwhiri me ngā Kaitarati o Ngāti Rangi

To view the press release please click HERE

 

From the Ngāti Rangi Trust - 15 o Poutūterangi 2017​

Ngāti Rangi takes key settlement step with AIP signing​

Members of Ngāti Rangi today gathered at Parliament to sign an Agreement in Principle (AIP) with the Crown to settle the iwi’s historic Treaty of Waitangi claims.

The AIP which has been negotiated over the past two years proposes a settlement which includes the Crown’s acknowledgement of numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreed historical account and an apology from the Crown for those breaches.

It includes a settlement package which includes cultural redress covering lands significant to Ngāti Rangi, including the return of Rotokura. 

Ngāti Rangi Lead Negotiator, Che Wilson, said after the signing ceremony:

“Today we have taken an important step in our journey to have the Crown both recognise and right the Treaty breaches Ngāti Rangi suffered.

“However, it is just one step and there are a few more to take before the process is completed and we can celebrate fully,” Mr Wilson said.

“We are on the right path, but there is still much work to be done.”

Mr Wilson said that today is even more poignant with the passing of the Te Awa Tupua Bill in to law.

“We are delighted to be at Parliament today to celebrate this achievement alongside our relations from the Whanganui River. We look forward to seeing the new legal
status of the river develop and flourish."

To view the press release please click HERE

From the Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations - 15 March, 2017


Agreement in Principle signed with Ngāti Rangi


The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Rangi to settle its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Ngāti Rangi has an area of interest centred around the upper Whangaehu River catchment, on the southern flank of Mount Ruapehu, including the settlements of Ohakune and Waiouru.

“Today marks an important milestone in negotiations with Ngāti Rangi and demonstrates the commitment and hard work of Ngāti Rangi leaders,” Mr Finlayson said. “This agreement provides a strong basis from which to develop a deed of settlement.”

The Agreement in Principle outlines a broad settlement package which includes provisional Crown acknowledgements of Treaty of Waitangi breaches as well as cultural, financial and commercial redress.

The total value of the financial and commercial redress outlined in the agreement is $17 million. Cultural redress focuses on the significant conservation lands, and the management of those lands, within Ngāti Rangi’s area of interest as well as redress aimed at re-establishing relationships with key Crown agencies.

A copy of the Agreement in Principle is available at: www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/.

 

Keen to review the latest Treaty Team powerpoint update to Te Kāhui o Paerangi from February? Please click HERE