Ngāti Rangitihi is seeking redress from the Crown for breaches of guarantees set out in the Treaty of Waitangi.
What can Ngāti Rangitihi expect from a Comprehensive Settlement with the Crown?
- Apology and acknowledgement.
- Financial ($) and/or commercial (crown assets) redress – also known as 'quantum'.
- Cultural redress - relates to sites of significance for iwi. Redress might be return of site to iwi.
What steps has Te Mana taken in the settlement process?
1.Te Mana was established in 2008 as the post settlement governance entity representing Ngāti Rangitihi in the CNI Settlement and Mana Whenua Settlement processes. It was mandated by the iwi for this purpose.
2.As a large natural grouping of Ngāti Rangitihi, with over 4,000 registered members, Te Mana approached the Crown in 2010 to begin the process of seeking a further mandate from its iwi to represent them in Comprehensive Settlement negotiations with the Crown.
3.Te Mana followed the Office of Treaty Settlements process and gained Crown approval for its Mandate Strategy in September 2013.
4.In June 2014 Te Mana received a 77% approval rate from the iwi to enter direct negotiations with the Crown. Te Mana then forwarded a Deed of Mandate to the Crown for ministerial recognition.
5.The Crown recognised Te Mana's mandate in June 2015 and approved Terms of Negotiation in November 2015. Te Mana is now ready for direct negotiations with the Crown.