How much did Ngai Tahu settle for?

How much did Ngai Tahu settle for?

$170 million
In 1998, after nearly 150 years, Ngāi Tahu completed their efforts to have the Crown address their grievances. They signed a Deed of Settlement that provided compensation valued at $170 million.

Why did Pakeha arrive in the 1790s?

The British Government thought that Aotearoa would be a good base in the Pacific for Britain. Many British families packed their bags and boarded ships to start a new life in a land they had never seen on the other side of the world.

When was NZ First settled?

Māori settlement The first people to arrive in New Zealand were ancestors of the Māori. The first settlers probably arrived from Polynesia between 1200 and 1300 AD. They discovered New Zealand as they explored the Pacific, navigating by the ocean currents, winds and stars.

When did the British first arrive in New Zealand?

October 1769
The British explorer James Cook arrived in Poverty Bay in October 1769. His voyage to the south Pacific was primarily a scientific expedition, but the British were not averse to expanding trade and empire.

How much land is given back to Māori?

An estimated 8.3m hectares (20.5m acres) of land in the North Island – nearly 73% of the landmass – as well as almost the entire South Island were taken from Māori through confiscation and inequitable purchases between 1840 and 1939.

How much has been paid out in Treaty settlements?

As of August 2018, 73 settlements had been passed into law. The total value of all finalised settlements is $2.24 billion.

Who settled New Zealand in the 17th century?

Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G. Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on North Island. In 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman became the first European to discover the South Pacific island group that later became known as New Zealand.

Who were the first settlers in NZ?

Māori were the first to arrive in New Zealand, journeying in canoes from Hawaiki about 1,000 years ago.

Can Māori freehold land be sold?

Can I sell my share in Māori land? Māori freehold land can only be sold in accordance with the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

Do you pay rates on Māori freehold land?

Rates must be paid on all Māori land, and all General land owned by Māori, unless the land comes under one of the exceptions in the rates legislation, or the local council decides to remit (not collect) or postpone collection of rates for the land.

How many cases has the Waitangi Tribunal solved?

The Tribunal’s achievements registered 2501 claims. fully or partly reported on 1028 claims. issued 123 final reports.

What do iwi do with their money?

Iwi are increasingly using the proceeds from Treaty of Waitangi settlements to fix longstanding problems facing their people. Richer tribes are investing more in social housing, savings schemes and health insurance.

Did the Māori practice cannibalism?

Apart from the passing European, however, Maori cannibalism, like its Aztec counter- part, was practised exclusively on traditional enemies – i.e., on members of other tribes and hapuu (Vayda 1960:71).

What did the British do to the Māori?

The effects of disease, as well as war, confiscations, assimilation and intermarriage, land loss leading to poor housing and alcohol abuse, and general disillusionment, caused a fall in the Māori population from around 86,000 in 1769 to around 70,000 in 1840 and around 48,000 by 1874, hitting a low point of 42,000 in …

Are Māori indigenous to New Zealand?

The Māori are the Indigenous People of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Although New Zealand has adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of the Maori population remain unfulfilled.

Do I own any Māori land?

You can start your search for Māori land on our Māori Land Online website which provides a summary of current ownership, block and trust information relating to Māori land.