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Hineuru claims settlement bill passed

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/06/2016

Parliament has passed a bill that settles Treaty of Waitangi claims for Hawke's Bay iwi Hineuru.

The settlement includes financial and commercial redress worth $25 million, a $2m fund for cultural development and the return of a number of sites of cultural significance.

"Today marks the end of a long journey to settlement," said Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

"This settlement will enable Hineuru to build a stronger future for their people and begin a new relationship with the Crown."

Parliament sat through extended hours on Wednesday morning to pass the bill.

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