Treaty Settlements

This page provides links to the Claims Settlement Acts, as negotiated between the Crown and Iwi, who are mana whenua or have interests within the region. It includes Te Awa Tupua (The Whanganui River Claims Settlement), a claim made by Whanganui Iwi specifically for the River. Ngāti Toa Rangatira resides within the Greater Wellington Regional Council area; however this iwi also has interests within the Horizons Region.

Te Kōpuka Nā Te Awa Tupua

Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017 established a unique legal framework; a special feature being the recognition of Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River) as a legal person with rights, powers, duties and liabilities. It recognises that Te Awa Tupua is a singular entity comprised of many elements and communities. The collective interest and responsibilities of those communities is acknowledged through their inclusion into Te Kōpuka.  Te Kōpuka is a strategy group charged with advancing the environmental, social, cultural and economic health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua through developing a river management strategy. There are up to 17 members appointed by iwi, agencies, and other communities with interests in Te Awa Tupua. 
 
Horizons Regional Council is seeking a primary sector member for Te Kōpuka. This role will suit an individual that is self-motivated, operates well within the rural community, and can work collaboratively with others in a considerate manner. More information is available below:

  • the job description for the role;
  • a description of Tupua te Kawa; taken from the Deed of Settlement, members are expected to uphold these innate values; and
  • copies of the Settlement documents.
If you would like to apply for the role, please send a CV and covering letter to Jerald Twomey at jerald.twomey@horizons.govt.nz. If you would like to discuss the role please contact Jerald via email or call on 06 952 2984 or 021 2277 464. Applications close on 28 May 2021.

Tupua Te Kawa

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Ruruku Whakatupua - Te Mana o Te Awa Tupua

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Te Awa Tupua Whanganui River Claims Settlement Act 2017

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Job Description

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