Agreement to provide a statutory pardon for Rua Kēnana

An agreement paving the way for a statutory pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana has been signed by the Crown and his descendants and Ngā Toenga o ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me ngā uri o Maungapōhatu.

The Crown intends to introduce new legislation that includes a summary of the circumstances surrounding the 1916 invasion of Maungapōhatu; Crown acknowledgements, a Crown apology and a declaration to restore the character, mana and reputation of Rua Kēnana, his descendants and followers of the Iharaira Faith.