30 Sep 2008

Govt signs unique deal with Hawke's Bay iwi

10:28 pm on 30 September 2008

The Government has signed a unique agreement with a northern Hawke's Bay iwi.

Ngati Pahauwera is a confederation of hapu centred on the Mohaka River, with a population of 1700.

Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen says it is the first ever agreement in principle to deal with both historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and foreshore and seabed rights.

The agreement involves financial redress of $20 million.