22 Jan 2018

Tainui welcomes Treaty settlement top-up

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 22 January 2018

Earlier on Morning Report we spoke to the Minister for Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little on the $370 million settlement top-up given to Ngai Tahu and Tainui iwi. The payout is thanks to a clause included during the settlement process in the 1990s, to ensure the amounts received remain in proportion to more modern agreements. Out of the $370 million, Waikato-Tainui received $189.6 million. Rukumoana Shchaafhausen is the chair of Tainui's executive board Te Arataura. She tells Susie Ferguson their focus now is talking to tribal members about how the payout should be used.