11 Mar 2013

Ngati Rarua holds hui on settlement offer

6:50 am on 11 March 2013

A South Island iwi has started a five-stop hui to ask its people to have their say on a proposed Treaty settlement.

Ngati Rarua held its first meeting in the King Country on Sunday.

Iwi chairperson Amoroa Luke says it's time to decide whether they accept the Crown offer which includes an apology for land loss and commercial and financial redress worth nearly $12 million.

She says their ancestors were deprived of having their say, so it's important people today embrace the opportunity and their right to vote.

Further hui will be held in Wairau, Motueka, Christchurch, and Auckland.