The Wai 175 claim passed a significant milestone on 28 March 2014 when the Rangitane Settlement Negotiations Trust signed an Agreement in Principle (AIP) with the Crown.
Please see this post to learn more about the AIP.
Read below to follow the journey thus far.

WAI 175 is the name given to the Waitangi Tribunal recognised claim for Rangitane people in the Wairarapa.

The claim was first lodged in 1989 by Jim Rimene and Piri Te Tau on behalf of the natural descendants of the tipuna Rangitāne who whakapapa to Wairarapa whenua.

In general terms, our claim district runs from Kawakawa (Palliser Bay) in the south to the Manawatu Gorge in the north and from the ridgeline of the Tararua Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.