Story: Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process

Treelords settlement, 2008

Treelords settlement, 2008

In 2008 Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen signed a deed of settlement with seven central North Island tribes, transferring ownership of over $400 million worth of state forest land and accumulated rentals. The so-called 'Treelords' deal (a play on the name of the earlier Sealord settlement) was the largest treaty settlement signed to that date.

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Richard S. Hill, 'Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process - Refining the settlement process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2022)

Story by Richard S. Hill, published 20 Jun 2012