In addition to the $100m there is also a significant amount of land being returned (6692ha). This is far in excess of what is normally provided and recognises the subsequent land loss through non-raupatu means. Similarly, the 5000ha of marine space has never before been used as Settlement redress but will provide additional value once consented. Our relationship with the Tertiary Education Commission is also unique and provides additional leverage into getting appropriate training for our people.
Part of the raupatu were lands confiscated and sold privately. We can’t get back these privately-owned lands within this Settlement. However, the Settlement will provide us with the seeds to assert effective control within our rōhe. As lands become available, we can purchase them if we want. An ongoing aspiration is to achieve complete ownership of our rōhe even if it is one acre at a time.
In comparison to other Iwi, we are in the top 7 Settlements of all time. Only 7 Settlements have been more than $100 million. Within that top 7, we have the highest per person ratio, in that all of the others have had significantly higher populations. See the infographic 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)|
|Ngai Tahu||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 (2017)||85 million||85 million + marine space||100 million + marine space||12,177||Yes||No|
|Whakatōhea (1996)||40 million||-||40 million||8000+ (1996 estimate)||Yes||No|
|Maniapoto||165 million||-||165 million||35,358||Yes||No (had inquiry)|
The Historical Account is being drafted at the moment and you have the chance to read it and suggest additions via the WPCT trustees or the Komiti Whiriwhiri Hītori.
The Historic Account sets out a concise history of Whakatōhea and its raupatu. It also sets out the range of Whakatōhea grievances with the Crown. It has been developed from various research reports and verified with our whānau over the past few years. It is not the entire history of Whakatōhea but is an important component of the Settlement process as this account will sit within the Deed of Settlement and will be the basis by which the Crown acknowledges any breaches to the Treaty and creates an Apology.
The Deed of Settlement, and therefore the Historic Account, will sit in the legislation that is passed once the Settlement has been ratified (accepted and voted on by Whakatōhea).
Here are some links to resources that support the Historical Account:
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We need you to have your say, Kōrero mai.
Here is a link to the DRAFT Whakatōhea Historical Account. View Here »