23 Oct 2013

Tuhoe Bill goes before Parliament

6:41 am on 23 October 2013

A bill to put Tuhoe's Treaty settlement into law will have its first reading in Parliament on Wednesday.

The tribe signed an agreement with the Crown earlier this year, when officials apologised for breaching the Treaty of Waitangi.

Central to the wider package will be the creation of a new legal entity to oversee what is currently known as Te Urewera National Park.

That means the park won't be owned by anyone.

Tuhoe representatives attend the ceremony at Parliament.

Tuhoe representatives attend the settlement ceremony at Parliament in March. Photo: RNZ