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.

Deed of Reconciliation

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.

Parihaka Te Kawanata o Rongo Deed of Reconciliation [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Compact of Trust signed on 22 May 2016

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

Parihaka Compact of Trust [PDF, 124 KB]