Our journey to settlement is more than 20 years old. Our story dates to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Learn about our past, present, and future in the following pages.
- Endorsing Deed of Mandate 14 December 2016.
- Considerable effort has been made by initially Tu Ake Whakatōhea Collective, then the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust with the support and assistance of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.
- The Government withdrew it’s first offer to Whakatōhea to settle its Raupatu Claim in 1996. That was twenty years ago.
- In 2003 an interim working party with hapū support developed Te Ara Tono mō te Raupatu which was adopted by the Iwi in 2007.
- Whānau and hapū have been encouraged to work together to develop the context for the settlement of our Historical Raupatu Claim.
- Ensured that we have consulted extensively with hapū and iwi. We are aware that 90% of Whakatōhea live away from our rohe, a result in part to the displacement caused by Raupatu.
- Therefore settlement of our Historic and Economic claim is the priority of Whakatōhea.