Māori Aquaculture Deed of Settlement for the South Island and Coromandel Region
On Wednesday 6th May 2009 Ministers and iwi representatives signed a Deed of Settlement at Te Papa National Museum Marae.
The Deed of Settlement is for a one-off cash payment of $97 million in full and final settlement of the current Crown obligations for “pre-commencement space” or aquaculture space that was approved between 21 September 1992 and 31 December 2004 under the previous marine farming regime.
This Deed covers the vast majority of New Zealand’s aquaculture development areas including the Hauraki Gulf, Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay and remaining parts of the South Island.
The deed was signed by the Prime Minister John Key, Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley, Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson, Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Finance Bill English and leaders representing the iwi of Hauraki, Ngati Apa ki Te Ra To, Ngati Koata, Ngati Kuia, Ngati Rarua, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tama, Ngati Toa, Rangitane and Te Ati Awa (Te Tau Ihu). Download Deed of Settlement - Part 1 (PDF 2.35MB) Download Deed of Settlement - Part 2 (PDF 1.26MB) Download Deed of Settlement - Part 3 (PDF 1.86MB) Download Deed of Settlement - Part 4 (PDF 1.18MB) Download Register of Attendees (PDF 2.36MB)
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