The Crown and the Parihaka community have been working together to reconcile their relationship and support Parihaka to achieve its aspirations.
The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS), with support from a number of Crown agencies and local authorities, led the development of a reconciliation package which includes a legacy statement and Crown apology to Parihaka.
Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka/Parihaka Reconciliation Bill has been referred to the Māori Affairs Select Committee following its first reading on 22 March 2018.
More information about Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka/Parihaka Reconciliation Bill can be found here, on the Parliament website.(external link)
The Crown and the Parihaka community signed a Deed of Recognition and Relationship Agreement on 9 June 2017 at a ceremony held at Parihaka. A copy of the Deed of Reconciliation and the Relationship Agreement are linked below.
The Crown and Parihaka signed a compact of trust as a first step towards reconciling the Crown’s relationship with Parihaka. It is intended to set the direction and tone of future relations.
The compact of trust is not part of a Treaty Settlement and acknowledges the devastating historical experiences of Parihaka and the significance of the legacy of Tohu and Te Whiti to New Zealand