Treaty Settlements List - $4.3b financial redress

Treaty settlements 1989-2019  (See subpage at bottom 1848 - 1958)

The financial redress of the 79 settlements detailed below were compiled from details on the Office of Treaty Settlements website and include claimant group, date of settlement, and dollar value which totalled $4.3-billion to December 31, 2019. That website publishes a quarterly report that lists all settlements to date without publishing the financial redress of each settlement. That conceals the total amount paid in financial redress.

With financial redress (cash and/or property), and rights of first refusal on the purchase of properties within the claim area, each settlement includes recognition of tribal interests over rivers, mountains, lakes, and areas of land, relationship protocols with government departments, and co-governance arrangements with local authorities. These arrangements give a scale of influence to a handful of family groups and individuals around New Zealand that is not available to anyone without Maori ancestry.

Claimant group Year Value ($m)
COMPLETED SETTLEMENTS

Waitomo (loan) 1990 1
Commercial Fisheries 1992 170
Ngati Rangiteaorere 1993 0.76
Hauai 1993 0.72
Ngati Whakaue 1994 5.21
Waikato/Tainui 1995 170
Forest rentals (Waikato/Tainui) 1997 0.25
First relativity top-up (Waikato/Tainui) 2012 70
*First relativity arbitration claim payment 2014 12.5
Second relativity top-up (Waikato/Tainui) 2017 190
*Second relativity arbitration claim payment 2018 18
Third relativity top-up (Waikato/Tainui) 2018 16.6
*Third relativity arbitration claim payment 2019 0.095
Waimakuku 1995 0.38
Rotoma 1995 0.04
Te Maunga 1996 0.13
Ngai Tahu 1998 170
Forest rentals (Ngai Tahu) 2000 35
First relativity top-up (Ngai Tahu) 2012 68.5
*First relativity arbitration claim payment 2014 12.5
Second relativity top-up (Ngai Tahu) 2017 180
*Second relativity arbitration claim payment 2015 17.5
Third relativity top-up (Ngai Tahu) 2018 18.7
*Third relativity arbitration claim payment 2018 19
Ngati Turangitukua 1999 5
Pouakani 2000 2.65
Te Uri o Hau 2002 17.2
Ngati Ruanui 2003 41
*Ngati Tama 2003 14.5
Ngati Awa 2005 60.09
Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) 2005 12.4
Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi 2005 31
Te Arawa Lakes 2006 10.8
Ngati Mutunga 2006 14.9
Te Roroa 2008 9.5
Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa 2008 38.9
*Central Nth Island Forests Iwi Collective  2008 372.56
Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika 2009 25.03
*Waikato River 2010-12 211.8
Ngati Apa (North Island) 2010 22
Ngati Whare 2012 18.88
*Ngati Manawa 2012 2.6
Ngati Pahauwera 2012 20
Ngati Porou 2012 110
Maraeroa A and B Blocks 2012 1.8
Ngati Makino 2012 11.3
Ngai Tamanuhiri 2012 11.35
Rongawhakaata 2012 23.4
Ngati Whatua o Orakei 2012 20
Ngati Manuhiri 2012 9
Ngati Whatua o Kaipara 2013 22.1
Waitaha 2013 11.8
Raukawa 2014 61.58
Maungaharuru-Tangitu Hapu 2014 25.02
Tapuika 2014 6.5
Ngati Rangiwewehi 2014 6
Ngati Rangiteaorere 2014 0.75
Ngati Toa 2014 75.73
Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui 2014 20.01
Ngati Tama ki Te Tau Ihu 2014 20.31
Ngati Rarua 2014 19.51
Ngati Koata 2014 19.51
Rangitane o Wairau 2014 25.37
Ngati Kuia 2014 24.87
Ngati Apa ki te Ra To 2014 28.37
Tuhoe 2014 168.92
Ngati Koroki Kahukura 2014 6.98
Ngati Haua 2014 13.18
Kawerau a Maki 2015 6.8
Ngati Kuri 2015 26.68
NgaiTakoto 2015 26.59
Te Rarawa 2015 36.7
Te Aupouri  2015 24.65
Ngati Hineuru 2016 27
Rangitane o Manawatu 2016 13.8
Te Atiawa Taranaki 2016 87
Ngaruahine 2016 68.2
Taranaki Iwi 2016 70
Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa 2017 6.5
Whanganui River 2017 115.43
Ngati Pukenga 2017 5.5
Rangitane o Wairarapa 2017 32.5
Tuwharetoa 2017 27.8
Ngati Tamaoho 2017 10.89
Ngai Kai ki Tamaki 2018 12.75
Ngati Kahuhgubu ki Heretaunga Tamatea 2018 110
Te Tira Whakaemi te Wairoa 2018 100
Ngati Rangi 2019 16.92
Parihaka Reconciliation Act 2019 9


0
TOTAL
3685.76



LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Ahuriri Hapu 2019 19.5
Ngati Hinerangi 2019 8.1
Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective 2015 0.25
Ngai Te Rangi and Nga Potiki 2016 29.5
Ngai Ranginui 2015 38.03


0
TOTAL
95.38



GROUPS AT VARIOUS EARLIER STAGES

Incomplete total financial redress of 44 groups
535.68
at earlier stages of the process




GRAND TOTAL
4316.82

* The relativity clauses in the settlements of both Waikato-Tainui and Ngai Tahu transform, for those two tribes, an additional settlement of historical grievances to a gift that keeps on giving. The clauses mean that both tribes can make a request for payment every five years ensure that the value of their settlement remains relative to the total value of all Treaty settlements – which is 17 percent for Waikato-Tainui and 16.1 percent for Ngai Tahu.1 Bear in mind that conflicting information exists about these payments.2

1 Waikato-Tainui: Relativity mechanism payments. https://www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/waikato-tainui-raupatu/

2 Ngai Tahu and Waikato-Tainui payments. https://www.labour.org.nz/ngai_tahu_and_waikato_tainui_payments

* Taranaki tribe Ngati Tama announced in 2012 that it lost its entire $14.5-million settlement received in 2003 blaming poor investments

*Central North Island Forests Iwi Collective also received $223-million in forest rentals held in trust since 1989. That is not included in the financial redress total because it was regarded as tribal money from 1989.

* By mid-2013, bad investments and bailouts were blamed for wiping out almost half the value off Taupo tribe Tuwharetoa’s $66-million share of the 2008 “Treelord’s” settlement.

*Waikato River. The Office of Treaty Settlements argues that this is not historical redress and so should not be included in the settlement total. This is despite the fact that the settlement is named the “Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement where “raupatu” means “confiscation”. The $211.8-million total includes all payments for 27 years. A total of $130.8-million was paid up front.

*Ngati Manawa also received $12.2-million worth of Central North Island forestland included in the Central North Island deal.

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