Ngāti Kuri Claims Settlement Act 2015. | Land Portal

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September 2015
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The purpose of this Act, consisting of 181 sections, divided into three Parts and completed by five Schedules, is: to record the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to Ngāti Kuri in the deed of settlement; and to give effect to certain provisions of the deed of settlement that settles the historical claims of Ngāti Kuri. Part 1 sets out a summary of the historical account and records the text of the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to Ngāti Kuri, as recorded in the deed of settlement; defines terms used in this Act, including key terms such as Ngāti Kuri and historical claims; provides that the settlement of the historical claims is final.Part 2 provides for cultural redress, including: in subpart 1, cultural redress requiring vesting in the trustees of the fee simple estate in certain cultural redress properties; cultural redress that does not involve the vesting of land. Part 3 provides for commercial redress, including: in subpart 1, the transfer of commercial redress properties; in subpart 2, the licensed land redress; in subpart 3, the provision of access to protected sites; in subpart 4, the right of first refusal (RFR) redress. The 5 Schedules describe the following matters: cultural redress properties (I); Te Oneroa-a-Tohe redress (II); the korowai (III); statutory areas to which the statutory acknowledgement relates (IV); sets out provisions that apply to notices given in relation to RFR land (V).

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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.

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