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Last updated 09:36 11/12/2012

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Ngati Toa made the final signing of their treaty settlement with the Crown on Friday.

The first signing, in August, saw the iwi given attribution rights to the haka, Ka Mate, along with an apology from the Crown and cultural and commercial redress. They have rights to Taputeranga and Kapiti islands, which will be gifted back to New Zealand, along with a number of other properties and waterways.

There is also a payment of $40 million, $10m to recognise the tribe's maritime domain, $6.4m for iwi development and $11.5m for the purchase of commercial property. This could include Wellington central police station, which would be leased back to police.

All up, the settlement is worth more than $75m and follows a process that began 20 years ago. It has been led by chief negotiator Matiu Rei, with Tiratu Williams the sole remaining claimant.

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