Now that the AIP has been signed, both negotiation teams have been working together in good faith to develop a Deed of Settlement. This will cover the more specific terms of how and when redress will be made, what governance entities will be established and what responsibilities they will have. The Deed will also explain what the future roles of the Crown, Waitangi Tribunal and Claimants will have once the proposed settlement is signed. 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.
Our latest Maniapoto Deed of Settlement information booklet is available to read here.
Our Treaty Settlement booklet, developed and distributed in 2017 below provides an overview of the treaty settlement process.