Aotearoa New Zealand continues to lead the way.

“East Coast iwi weighs up $110m cash offer

East Coast iwi Ngati Porou has been offered one of the biggest Treaty of Waitangi settlement packages, comprising $110 million in cash plus assets including forestry, carbon credits, 5869ha of conservation reserves and parks and the option to purchase schools and police stations.

The settlement comprises five elements – reconciliation, land and resources, culture, an accord between the Crown and Ngati Porou, and further financial and commercial redress.

Reconciliation includes an apology from the Crown, and a cash payment of $20 million “towards all of Ngati Porou’s historical, cultural and social redress aspirations”. ”

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