Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014

Preamble

(1)

The iwi and hapū constituting the collective known as Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau have claims to Tāmaki Makaurau based on historical breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) by the Crown:

(2)

Settlement of these claims is progressing through negotiations between the Crown and each individual iwi and hapū:

(3)

At the same time, the Crown has been negotiating other redress with Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau—

(a)

that relates to certain maunga, motu, and lands of Tāmaki Makaurau; and

(b)

in respect of which all the iwi and hapū have interests; and

(c)

in respect of which all the iwi and hapū will share:

(4)

The maunga and motu are taonga in relation to which the iwi and hapū have always—

(a)

maintained a unique relationship; and

(b)

honoured their intergenerational role as kaitiaki:

(5)

The negotiations between the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau began in July 2009:

(6)

On 12 February 2010, the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau signed a Framework Agreement:

(7)

On 5 November 2011, the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau signed a Record of Agreement:

(8)

On 7 June 2012, the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau initialled a deed encapsulating the agreed redress arising from the Framework Agreement and the Record of Agreement:

(9)

On 8 September 2012, representatives of the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau signed the deed:

(10)

To implement the deed, legislation is required:

The Parliament of New Zealand therefore enacts as follows: