Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui River) Deed of Settlement Summary 5 Aug 2014
Ruruku Whakatupua, the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement, provides for the full and final settlement of all historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Whanganui Iwi in relation to the Whanganui River which arise from Crown acts or omissions before 21 September 1992.
The Deed of Settlement has two parts and comprises two documents:
- Ruruku Whakatupua – Te Mana o Te Awa Tupua
- Ruruku Whakatupua – Te Mana o Te Iwi o Whanganui.
Ruruku Whakatupua – Te Mana o Te Awa Tupua is primarily directed towards the establishment of a new legal framework (Te Pā Auroa nā Te Awa Tupua) for the Whanganui River that is centred on the legal recognition of the Whanganui River from the mountains to the sea, incorporating its tributaries and all its physical and metaphysical elements, as an indivisible and living whole – Te Awa Tupua.
Ruruku Whakatupua – Te Mana o Te Iwi o Whanganui is primarily directed towards Whanganui Iwi and the recognition and further development of the relationship between Whanganui Iwi and the Whanganui River through both cultural and financial redress.