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Exactly 183 years to the day over 500 whānau, manuhiri including Kingi Tūheitia and the wider Ōpōtiki community gathered at Whitikau on the 27th of May 2023 to witness the signing of the Settlement between Te Whakatōhea and the Crown.

Click on the videos below to view key moments captured of the day. For an extended collection of videos and photos capturing the Deed of Signing Day and the Whakatōhea Claims Settlement Bill’s First Reading in Parliament, please visit our website’s Gallery tab.

Dr Te Kahautu Maxwell speech

Minister Andrew Little - Apology

Vaughan Payne TToTW Chair

Robert Edwards WMTB Chair & TToTW Trustee

Danny Paruru Chair Komiti Whiriwhiri Hitori (KWH)

Opotiki Mayor – David Moore

Preparing for the signing

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