Although there may be a Deed of Settlement, it cannot be formally signed until the agreement is ratified by te Iwi o Maniapoto. Each of us will have a chance to review the agreement, and vote to accept or reject the proposed settlement. If this vote to ratify is successful, then the agreement is signed. The next steps will be for the new governance entity to work with the Crown to implement the settlement, developing and distributing a detailed plan on how they intend to do this. In addition, legislation has to be passed in Parliament to confirm the Crown’s commitment.
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Do you have a question you would like to ask the Treaty Settlement Team, or some feedback you would like to share? We would love to hear from you. Click link to contact the Treaty Settlement Team.