Summary of Rangitāne o Manawatū Cultural Redress

The cultural redress recognises the traditional, historical, cultural and spiritual associations Rangitāne o Manawatū has with places and sites within their area of interest. The cultural redress package consists of the vesting of sites of significance, other site specific and statutory decision-making (governance) redress and relationship redress.

  • The settlement vests 11 DOC sites in fee simple to Rangitāne o Manawatū, subject to the protection of conservation values, public access and third party interests such as leases;
  • The settlement provides for statutory acknowledgement over 12 sites/areas, (six DOC sites, five rivers and the Manawatū coast);
  • Deeds of recognition over 11 sites/areas, (six DOC sites and five rivers), which require various government entities to consult with the iwi on specific matters in regard to the property;
  • Overlay classifications over Makurerua Swamp Wildlife Management Reserve and part of the Himatangi Bush Scientific Reserve to set out agreed protection principles for the sites to be taken account of by Government ;
  • Protocols with the Ministers of Conservation, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Energy and Resources and a relationship agreement with the Ministry for the Environment;
  • Letters of introduction to regional and local authorities and Massey University;
  • A payment of $300,000 towards cultural revitalisation projects;
  • Establishment of a Manawatū  River Maori Advisory Board for the Manawatū  River catchment, involving Rangitāne o Manawatū  in natural resource management of the river with Horizons Regional Council;
  • Site specific Crown acknowledgement over two sites; and
  • Four recommended Name Changes.