Ngai Te Rangi & Potiki Deed of Settlement – 14th Dec 2013
The Deed of Settlement with Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki will be the final settlement of all historical claims of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki resulting from acts or omissions by the Crown prior to 21 September 1992 and is made up of a package that includes:
- an agreed historical account and Crown acknowledgements, which form the basis for a Crown Apology to Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki;
- cultural redress; and
- financial and commercial redress.
The benefits of the settlement will be available to all members of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki, wherever they live.
This was to be my second treaty settlement signing. A tribe that still holds many grievances of past wrongs by Pakeha. The mood was tense but welcoming to me who was hired by Iwi to document the occasion. A rare spectacle of traditions held dare on display for all to witness. What a privilege to capture history in the making enhanced by valued treasures of the past.