Our Settlement was negotiated on the basis of enhancing our effective control within our rōhe across the domains of Mana Whenua, Mana Moana and Mana Tangata.

In comparison to other Iwi, we are in the top 8 Settlements of all time. Only 8 Settlements have been more than $100 million and all of the others have had higher populations than ours. See the table below to see how this Settlement compares against other Iwi Settlements.

Group Quantum Added Value Total Population (2013) Raupatu Report at AIP
Waikato-Tainui (Raupatu) 170 million 60 million (approx.) 230 million 40,083 Yes No
Ngai Tahu 170 million 50 million (approx. and still contested) 220 million 54,819 No No
Tuhoe 169 million - 169 million 34,887 Yes No (had inquiry)
Maniapoto 165 million - 165 million 35,358 Yes No (had inquiry)
Ngati Porou 90 million 20 million 110 million 71,049 No No
Heretaunga Tamatea 100 million 5 million 105 million 15,900 No No
Te Tira Whakaemi 100 million - - - No No
Whakatōhea (2022) 85 million 85 million + marine space + 4 million interest 12,177 Yes No
Whakatōhea (1996) 40 million - 40 million 8000+ (1996 estimate) Yes No


Ratification is where we are now, the process where Whakatōhea get to vote on the Whakatōhea Settlement. Anyone who is 18 years or older and has whakapapa to Whakatōhea can have their say in the vote.

The date is yet to be confirmed for the ratification vote, however once it is known we will be advising Whakatōhea when voting will start and how to get involved.