The Settlement

The Ngāi Tahu Settlement had a long and arduous journey to completion, and even though the heads of agreement was signed in 1996 there are still some aspects of the settlement that have not yet come to fruition.

What follows is a summary of the struggle, the road to Settlement and the Settlement package. This is a condensed version of the Te Karaka Special Edition Crown Settlement Offer, which was a consultation document, sent out from the Ngāi Tahu Negotiating Group in November 1998. Where possible the offer has been updated to include what has actually happened since the offer was made.