26 Jul 2012

Four bills passed to complete Treaty settlements

8:30 pm on 26 July 2012

Parliament has passed four bills to complete a number of Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

The settlements include apologies from the Crown for historic events in which there was loss of life, imprisonment without trial, summary execution of prisoners and confiscation of land.

The four bills cover settlements for Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri, Ngati Makino and descendants of the Maraeroa A and B blocks.

Financial redress for each iwi claims ranges between $11 million and $22 million.