27 Sep 2008

Tauranga iwi on course for Treaty of Waitangi settlement

3:44 pm on 27 September 2008

A ceremony is being held in Tauranga on Saturday afternoon as another Treaty of Waitangi claim heads towards resolution.

The Tuaranga iwi Ngati Ranginui will sign a Terms of Negotiation For Treaty Settlement with the Crown.

Minister of Maori Affairs Parekura Horomia and Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations Mita Ririnui will be at the ceremony to represent the Crown.

The chair of Ngati Ranginui, Lou Gates, says the signing of the document signifies the iwi's commitment to good faith negotiations with the Crown, and is another step forward in the process towards resolution.