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Ngati Kahu Agreement In Principle

On 17th September 2008, after five arduous years of negotiating, Ngati Kahu and the Crown signed an Agreement In Principle at Kareponia marae as a way station to partially settle the historical land claims of Ngati Kahu.  A copy can be viewed and / or downloaded below.  It is also available from the Office of Treaty Settlements website via this link -

Chief Negotiator

Professor Margaret Mutu
Ngati Kahu Staff and Executive

Ko Pūwheke te maunga
Ko Karikari te moana
Ko Māmaru te waka
Ko Kahutianui te tupuna
Ko Te Parata te tangata
Ko Ngāti Kahu te iwi
Ko Karikari te marae
Ko Te Whānau Moana te hapū. 

Margaret is also Te Rarawa from Ahipara and Ngāti Whātua from the Northern Wairoa on her father’s side and of the Robertson clan of Scotland on her mother’s side. She is the chairperson of Karikari marae and of Kapehu marae (in the Northern Wairoa).