The purpose of this Act, consisting of 137 sections divided into three Parts and four Schedules, is: to record the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to Rangitāne o Manawatu in the deed of settlement; to give effect to certain provisions of the deed of settlement that settles the historical claims of Rangitāne o Manawatu. The provisions of this Act take effect on the settlement date unless stated otherwise. Before the date on which a provision takes effect, a person may prepare or sign a document or do anything else that is required for: a) the provision to have full effect on that date; b) a power to be exercised under the provision on that date; c) a duty to be performed under the provision on that date.Part 1 sets out a summary of the historical account, and records the text of the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to Rangitāne o Manawatu, as recorded in the deed of settlement; defines terms used in this Act, including key terms such as Rangitāne o Manawatu and historical claims; provides that the settlement of the historical claims is final, etc. Part 2 provides for cultural redress, including cultural redress that does not involve the vesting of land, namely: protocols for conservation, Crown minerals, and taonga tūturu on the terms set out in the documents schedule; and a statutory acknowledgement by the Crown of the statements made by Rangitāne o Manawatu of their cultural, historical, spiritual, and traditional association with certain statutory areas and the effect of that acknowledgement, together with deeds of recognition for specified areas, etc.Part 3 provides for commercial redress, including the transfer of commercial redress properties and deferred selection properties, access to protected sites, and rights of first refusal in relation to certain land. The four Schedules describe, the following matters: statutory areas to which the statutory acknowledgement relates and, in some cases, for which deeds of recognition are issued (I); areas to which a whenua rāhui applies (II); cultural redress properties (III): provisions that apply to notices given in relation to RFR land (IV).
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.