Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua (“Rangitāne”) and the Crown have negotiated the settlement of the Rangitāne Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi historical claims. The details of the settlement redress package are contained in a Deed of Settlement with the Crown.
Rangitāne signed the Deed of Settlement with the Crown at an official ceremony held at Mākirikiri Marae in Dannevirke on 6 August 2016.
“Today’s deed signing at Mākirikiri Marae in Dannevirke is a historic day in the relationship between Rangitāne and the Crown,” said Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson.
The Trust previously signed an Agreement in Principle with the Crown in March 2014. At the same time, Tū Mai Rā was established as the Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) for Rangitāne.
On 14 August 2017, the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Act 2017 became law by Royal Assent by Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO, DStJ, Governor-General of New Zealand.