4 Apr 2011

Ngati Makino settlement signed

8:51 am on 4 April 2011

Bay of Plenty iwi Ngati Makino signed a $11.9 million settlement with the Crown at the weekend.

The iwi, whose rohe stretches from Maketu to Matata and inland to lakes Rotoiti and Rotoma, split from umbrella group Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa to seek a separate resolution to its historical claims.

Negotiator Annette Sykes told Waatea News that the process brought the iwi together.