Ngati Koroki Kahukura Deed of Settlement
The Crown and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims on 20 December 2012.
The settlement includes financial and commercial redress of $3 million.
It also vests the Crown-owned Maungatautari scenic reserve in te hāpori o Maungatautari / the Maungatautari Community.
Maungatautari is a sacred place to Ngāti Koroki Kahukura. This settlement recognises the aspirations of iwi as well as the importance of the maunga to the wider community. It also ensures that all New Zealanders can continue to use and enjoy the reserve as they do today.
Waipa District Council will continue to administer the reserve and there will be no impact on the Maungatautari Ecological Island conservation project.
A Deed to Amend was signed on 16 October 2013. The Deed to Amend removes the Pukeatua Cemetery redress. It also adds the balance of the Puahue Quarry property site.
A summary of the Deed of Settlement is available here