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Written by Brigid Lynch and Mike Dinsdale, The Northern Advocate   
Monday, 16 October 2006

At front, left to right, Pamela Peters, Violet Sade and Phillip Marsh. Picture/Tania Webb

A Whangarei hapu trust has been given cash and an apology as compensation for the council using a strip of Maori land for the past 110 years.

Te Waiariki/Ngati Korora/Ngati Taka Hapu Trust accepted the Whangarei District Council deal yesterday in return for the council using a 30m strip of hapu land as part of Pataua North Rd.

Although both sides have signed a confidentiality agreement, the Advocate understands the deal is worth more than $500,000.

In exchange, the hapu is giving the council the right to use the land in perpetuity for roading purposes.

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