AIP signing in Wellington

13 March 2017

Kia hiwa rā!  Kia hiwa rā!

Tahia te pō, tahia te tahua kia rua te kai.

Ko te Paepae-a-Ngāhuru e tū nei i te pae rangi, ko te Paepae Ngāhuru e tata mai nei kia heke ai te tuna ki te moana.  Tēnei te pō, nau mai te ao!

He pānui tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Rangi kia mōhio ai tātau ka hainatia te Whakataunga Iti i waenga i a Ngāti Rangi me te Karauna

E te Iwi, tēnā tātau

Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle – Signing Ceremony

Over the last two years, Ngāti Rangi’s negotiation team have been progressing negotiations with the Crown towards an Agreement in Principle for the settlement of Ngāti Rangi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

We are pleased to inform you that, the signing ceremony for the Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle will be held on Wednesday 15 March, 12.15pm in the Banquet Hall, the Beehive, Wellington.

An Agreement in Principle is a standard document in the Treaty negotiations process and will be signed by the Ngāti Rangi Trust and the Crown.  This is a significant milestone in Ngāti Rangi’s journey to settlement; however, it is not the end of the journey. There is still more work to do in the months ahead to agree a Deed of Settlement with the Crown.

We sincerely apologise for the very short notice, but the final date and time for the Agreement in Principle signing had only been confirmed late this afternoon. 

As some of you may be aware, the final reading of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill will also occur on Wednesday 15 March, commencing at 9.00am at Parliament. We intend to celebrate this auspicious occasion with our awa whanaunga.

In preparation for both the Te Awa Tupua final reading and our AIP signing, we have arranged transportation from Raetihi and Ohakune and accommodation at Pipitea Marae, Wellington for Tuesday 14 March, for those who would like to attend.

Below is the programme and travel logistics. To book transport and accommodation, or to otherwise confirm your availability to attend the Agreement in Principle signing please contact the office on 0800 N RANGI or For those living in the wider Wellington area, please feel free to meet us at Pipitea Marae or at Parliament on Wednesday morning at 9.00am.             

Kia ora mai,

Shar Amner                                                Che Wilson           

Chair                                                           Lead Negotiator

Ngāti Rangi Trust                                       Ngāti Rangi

Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle – Signing Ceremony Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill.

TRAVEL LOGISTICS -Tuesday 14th March

11.30am             Raetihi – Bus departs from outside Dempsey bus depot, Seddon Street

12.00pm            Ohakune – Bus departs from Maungārongo Marae Burns Street Ohakune

4.00pm            Arrive at Pipitea Marae, Thorndon, Wellington for whakaeke.

5.00pm            Kai

7.00pm            Karakia


6.30am             Breakfast

7.00am Karakia

9.00am             Whanganui Iwi arrive at Parliament and receive a greeting by the Parliamentary Kaiwhakarite, Kura Moeahu, on the Parliament Forecourt

9.50am            Whanganui River Iwi are invited to proceed through security and up to the gallery and are seated ready for the beginning of our reading

10.20am                   Third reading speeches begin for the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill

12.00pm            Ngāti Rangi and whanaunga proceed to the Banquet Hall, the Beehive for the Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle signing.

12.15pm             Agreement in Principle signing ceremony commences.

1.00pm             Ngāti Rangi & Whanganui Iwi return to buses and proceed to Pipitea Marae for kai.

4.00pm             Return home