30 Nov 2012

Another iwi eyes volcanic cones, islands

7:09 pm on 30 November 2012

Another Auckland iwi is due to sign a Treaty settlement with the Crown that returns volcanic cones, islands and reserves to mana whenua.

Ten out of 13 tribes endorsed the package in September, as part of a group known as the Tamaki Collective.

Ngati Paoa and Crown officials are expected to put pen to paper on Saturday at a ceremony in Karaka Bay in St Heliers.

Another iwi, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, will sign its settlement on Tuesday.

That leaves Ngati Whanaunga, which still hasn't made a decision.

The Tamaki Collective and the Crown have always maintained that all 13 tribes will get behind the package.