We will be holding a series of Settlement workshops over the coming month with a particular focus around Cultural Redress.

What is Cultural Redress?

When an iwi progress into negotiations with the Crown due to breaches of the Treaty and its principles, there are usually several components included in a settlement:

  • Crown apology / Historical Account
  • Commercial / Financial Redress
  • Relationship Redress
  • Cultural redress
  • Special Factors

Cultural Redress covers all other interests that are not a part of commercial or financial redress. This could include (but is not limited to) sites/regions/areas that hold spiritual, historical, cultural or traditional significance e.g. wāhi tapu, artifacts, recognition of specific rights to specific geographic sites such as rivers, mountains, waterways or lakes, changes to place names (including physical signage to indicate the change), co-management of resources.

In order to include such areas into the Maniapoto Settlement, these sites need to be identified.

The workshops being held provide an opportunity for all of our people to determine what specific outcomes we would want for cultural redress.


Workshop Dates:


Te Rā Kei: Te Wā
09/04/2017 Wharauroa Marae Taumarunui 10-3pm
22/04/2017 Taarewaanga Marae Otorohanga 10-3pm
23/04/2017 Mokau Kohunui Marae Piopio 1 – 5pm
30/04/2017 Mangatoatoa Marae Tokanui 10-3pm

Nau mai haere mai tātou katoa!