Treaty settlement plan

Three Taranaki iwi set to sign

Last updated 10:06 19/12/2012

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Taranaki iwi are set to sign multi-million dollar provisional agreements with the Crown this weekend as part of progress to a full Treaty settlement.

Representatives of three iwi - Nga Ruahine, Taranaki and Te Atiawa - are expected to sign documents with Treaty Settlements Minister Chris Finlayson on Saturday.

The signing is expected to take place at parliament and will involve financial and cultural redress.

A spokesperson for Mr Finlayson said Nga Ruahine and Te Atiawa would both sign an Agreement in Principle and the Taranaki iwi would sign a Letter in Agreement.

The next stage would likely be a Deed of Settlement.

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