Why did Ngati Whatua sell their land?

Unfortunately, the relocation of the capital from the Bay of Islands to Auckland meant there was extra pressure for land. Ngāti Whātua sold 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) to the Crown for cash and goods worth £341; six months later, 44 acres (17 hectares) were sold by the Crown at public auction for £24,275.

When was the Orakei claim settled?

This bill gives effect to the deed of settlement entered into by the Crown and Ngati Whatua Orakei on 5 November 2011 for the final settlement of the historical claims of Ngati Whatua Orakei.

How much land does Ngati Whatua own?

In September 1840 government officials successfully negotiated with Ngati Whatua Orakei for the transfer of around 3500 acres of land, which today covers the central city area of Auckland.

When did Ngāti Whātua get their land back?

In 1978, largely in response to the protest at Bastion Point, the Government made a settlement with some of Ngati Whatua. The Crown returned only some of the land taken under the Public Works Act – the land which had not been used for the purpose for which it had been taken.

Where is Ngāti Whātua from?

Ngāti Whātua consist of four tribes whose lands stretch from the Hokianga down to Auckland. They share a common ancestor called Tuputupuwhenua or Tumutumuwhenua. They also share a common ancestral canoe, Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi.

When did Ngati Whatua get their land back?

What happened at Bastion Point?

The tribe mounted a 506-day occupation of the site in 1977–78. The protest ended when the government sent in police to clear the protesters and demolish their makeshift homes. The new housing was never built and under a Treaty of Waitangi settlement much of the land was returned to Ngāti Whātua.

How much is Ngati Whatua worth?

around $1.3 billion
Ngārimu Blair, deputy chairman of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, puts the iwi’s gross assets at around $1.3 billion.

Who fought for the land rights of Ngāti Whātua at Takaparawhau?

Bastion Point (Māori: Takaparawhau) is a coastal piece of land in Ōrākei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitematā Harbour. The area is significant in New Zealand history as the site of protests in the late 1970s by Māori against forced land alienation by pākehā (European settlers).

What is Ngāti Whātua Waka?

The terms Ngāti Whātua-whānui or Ngāti Whātua-tūturu – meaning ‘wider’ or ‘true’ Ngāti Whātua – refer to the confederation of four tribes occupying the lands between the Hokianga Harbour and Tāmaki (Auckland).

Is Ngāti Whātua an iwi?

The Ngāti Whātua population includes all people of Māori descent who gave Ngāti Whātua as their iwi or as one of several iwi.

Did Ngāti Whātua get Bastion Point back?

The government announced that it had agreed to the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendation that Takaparawhā (Bastion Point) on the southern shore of Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour be returned to local iwi Ngāti Whātua.

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