The Tribunal has found that, among other things, the Crown provided additional redress (including provisions relating to Tauranga Moana) without undertaking a robust overlapping claims process. The Tribunal found that this created fresh grievances for the claimants, and was in breach of the principle of active protection and of the duty to avoid creating fresh grievances. The Tribunal also agreed with Ngāti Ranginui that provisions relating to Tauranga Moana included in the Pare Hauraki Collective Redress Deed had significant implications.
Te Pio Kawe, Chairman of the Settlement Trust says “Tauranga Moana has always been the primary motivation for the Settlement Trust in these proceedings. The moana is integral to Ngāti Ranginui’s cultural identity.”
Mr Kawe is also pleased with the Tribunal’s recommendation that the legislation giving effect to the Pare Hauraki Collective Redress Deed (and individual Hauraki iwi settlement deeds) not proceed until the contested redress items have been through a proper overlapping claims process.
“A tikanga-based resolution process is something that the Settlement Trust has advocated for several years. We look forward to engaging with the Crown and Hauraki iwi to implement the Tribunal’s recommendation.”