Ngai Te Rangi has reached an agreement with the Crown that will see the Tauranga based iwi move closer towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

After almost three years of negotiations, Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi Iwi Trust and Treaty negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson recently reached an agreement in principle, which outlines what redress the Crown is offering the iwi due to breaching their rights under the Treaty of Waitangi that in turn saw them lose significant amounts of land.

The redress includes $29.5 million cash, key sites vested in Ngati Te Rangi.

Kei te anga whakamua nga whakawhiti korero a te iwi o Tauranga a Ngai Te Rangi i roto i nga whakataunga tirit.  Kua toru tau kua pahure ake nei e whakawhiti korero ana te iwi o Ngai Te Rangi i raro i nga mana whakahaere o ta ratou Runanga Matua me te minita o nga take tiriti a Chris Finlayson e whai hua ai tetahi oranga hei painga mo te iwi, e whakaae tahi ai nga taha e rua i te toonga o te ra.  Ko te kaupapa nei e whakaae ai te karauna ki a ratou mahi kino kik te whakahuri i te tiriti i nga rau tau ki te muri.  He rua tekau ma whitu miriona taara te wariu o nga whenua ka hoki atu ki te iwi o Ngai Te Rangi, mehemea koinei te huarahi e whai ana e ratou hei whakatau.