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 Reconciliation on 9 June 2017 at a ceremony held at Parihaka. A copy of the Deed of reconciliation is linked below.

 Parihaka-Te-Kawenata-o-Rongo-Deed-of-Reconciliation.pdf [PDF, 5.3 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 22 May 2016 [PDF, 1.8 MB]