Ngāruahine iwi receive Crown apology for historic injustices

Ngāti Waewae host Ngāruahine iwi to receive Crown apology - Photo / file

Today the Crown made a formal apology to a large contingent of Ngāruahine descendants in Hokitika, which was associated with the iwi's historic claims.

The apology took place in Hokitika at the Seaview site, which was the site of a gaol (jail) to Ngāruahine ancestors. 

In a press statement released today, lead negotiator for the Ngāruahine settlement, Tihi Noble stated, “When the treaty claim process began our old people were clear the apology for the muru raupatu (wars and land confiscation) of the late 1800’s had to be delivered to the tūpuna (ancestors) who never came home.”

Te Kāea reporter Wepiha Te Kanawa has his full report on Te Kāea at 5:30pm, 7pm with subtitles.