A report from the Māori Affairs select committee recommends that the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill be passed with amendments.
The bill seeks to give effect to matters contained in the deed of settlement signed between the Crown and Ngāti Tūwharetoa on 8 July 2017.
The deed will be the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Tūwharetoa resulting from acts or omissions by the Crown before 21 September 1992. It also records the acknowledgements and apology that the Crown offered to Ngāti Tūwharetoa.
The bill defines and settles the historical claims. It was referred to the committee on 19 December 2017, with submissions closing on 2 February 2018. The committee received 80 submissions from interested groups and individuals.