The Terms of Negotiation (TON) state how Kōmiti Nui and the Crown will negotiate, consult and engage with each other regarding the settlement process for Ngāti Whakaue.
On 11 December 2013, representatives of Kōmiti Nui (supported by legal counsel) met with Honourable Chris Finlayson, Minister of Treaty Settlements and his officials to discuss the Crown process and time frame regarding the Terms of Negotiation.
Since December 2013, Kōmiti Nui and the Office of Treaty Settlements have met regularly to progress the Terms of Negotiation. Kōmiti Nui intends to have this signed with the Crown by April 2014.
Once signed, Kōmiti Nui and the Crown can start negotiations regarding the settlement of Ngāti Whakaue historical claims.
Kōmiti Nui are spending this month defining and finalising the details of the Negotiation team for Ngāti Whakaue. If you have any queries please contact Tiri Morgan, Kōmiti Nui Administrator on 07 348 3599.