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Rangitane o Manawatu settlement passed

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/12/2016

A Deed of Settlement with Rangitane o Manawatu will be given effect after parliament passed enabling legislation during extended sitting hours.

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson said Rangitane o Manawau had waited a long time for this day.

"Settlement marks a turning point in the iwi's history and the beginning of a new relationship with the Crown," he said.

Under the agreement they will receive $13.5 million in financial and commercial redress, while a Manawatu River advisory board to the Horizons Regional Council will be formed.

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