Ngati Haua Settlement Signing

Ngati Haua Settlement Signing

Ngati Haua Trust Board

 On 27 May 2013 Ngāti Hauā initialled a Deed of Settlement with the Crown to settle the Ngāti Hauā non-raupatu historical Treaty claims against the Crown. In order to meet the requirements for settlement prescribed by the Crown, a post-settlement governance entity was established to sign the Deed of Settlement and to receive and administer the settlement assets received as part of the Ngāti Hauā Treaty settlement. This entity is the Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust.

At Rukumoana Marae on 18 July 2013 history was made and once again I was called to record the event.

The Ngati Haua tribe has played a prominent role in the Maori King Movement, with its descendants being known as the “Kingmakers”.

This provided an exciting opportunity to visit the past in a time honoured manner yet with all the best modern tools at hand. Never has there been a time where the captured image can be instantly reviewed and immediately make technical adjustments so that the best story can be told. Such was the strength and value placed on these images I was called upon to cover another signing only months later.