is a long and complex process, one that is often incomprehensible to the average whānau or hapū member. The best way to get involved is to return to your ūkaipō, and plug into your whānau and hapū spaces. He uri ahau nō Ngāpuhi. There’s a healing in reclaiming our reo, even as I stumble over the words. In the post-settlement arena, resources and statutory powers are granted to iwi-level entities (although some seem to be hapū or super-hapū that have contorted and morphed into iwi for the purpose of settlement). Little made the announcement about the $150 million fund at Waitangi today - almost a year since making his historic speech completely in te reo. Over the past year (post the mobilisation of our hapū to engage in the Tūhono process and ultimately reject the evolved mandate proposal), we have not been idle. Please enable JavaScript to view the page content. Ngāpuhi Speaks (2012) is an independent report on the hearing of this claim and was commissioned by Ngāpuhi kuia and kaumātua. The Fund will be interested in purchasing assets, including land, that could: • grow future financial value for Ngāpuhi; • re-establish the ngā hapÅ« o Ngāpuhi tribal footprint; and • encourage and … Te RÅ«nanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi Chair Rāniera (Sonny) Tau said in some cases majority shareholders in multiple-owned Māori land blocks were being held to ransom by the minority. If you work for a self-insured employer, you must file your claim with them.Contact your employer's personnel department for help. 48% of individuals voted kāhore, 51% voted āe), and therefore the Tūhoronuku mandate. We also have a custom editorial division which creates smart, shareable content for brands. A $150 million investment fund is being established for Aotearoa's largest iwi, Ngāpuhi, in a step towards finally reaching a settlement. Ngā hapÅ« o Ngāpuhi will have the option, in future negotiations, of purchasing the Fund or its assets. have any issues contact us on members@thespinoff.co.nz. Radio NZ reported in December: Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little will be forced to go back to the drawing board after Ngāpuhi overwhelmingly rejected a mandate for its Treaty settlement. There’s a healing in being able to name our maunga, rohe, pā sites, kāinga, even as others occupy our land, barring us from our own important places and damaging Papatūānuku. Yet as we navigate the trauma of our daily lives, the whole process can seem hopelessly abstract. Check your email inbox to finalise email verification. After the hearings process is concluded, this is written into a comprehensive report, and the Tribunal makes a series of non-binding recommendations to the Crown. In 2010 the Waitangi Tribunal began hearings into the Ngāpuhi's claim that sovereignty was not given up in their signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. We rely on donations to fund our work. Throughout the Tūhono process, a small group of us in Whangārei worked tirelessly to run an intensive campaign to ensure our whānau and hapū were informed and engaged throughout the process. Citizen, business, and visitor information sections, plus city government information. Ngāpuhi secured the landmark Waitangi Tribunal ruling that its chiefs did not cede their sovereignty when they signed Te Tiriti. The Board of Trustees for Te RÅ«nanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi (the RÅ«nanga) are resolute they are fit for purpose to lead Ngāpuhi. A $150 million investment fund has been set up for the benefit of Ngāpuhi as the Government continues settlement negotiations with the Northland iwi. Why our parents, aunties and uncles were given good Pākehā names, and not the kind that would strengthen their identity and whakapapa, but also make them targets in a new assimilationist world. For those on the frontlines, many of whom have been on this journey for a long time, kia kaha. The fund can invest in a wide variety of New Zealand assets - including land-based businesses and standard financial assets to grow the fund. We drink L'affare by day. We’ll continue to mahitahi, to work together, and to protect our whanaungatanga even in the face of divisive action by the Crown. Ngāpuhi’s whānau, hapÅ« and iwi and handed down through the generations on marae and other gathering places. The event. The co-leaders of the hapÅ« alliance, Pita Tipene and Rudy Taylor, have worked together for years on hapÅ« land claims with the Waitangi Tribunal process. Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations at the upper marae at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in 2020. The land is also part of a Waitangi claim submitted by Sir James Henare over 30 years ago, which calls for control of the whenua to be returned to Ngāpuhi, … Your claim will be sent to the City's Risk Management division the following business day after the date you filed the claim. I am of an entangled whakapapa of British, Irish and Scottish mingling with TÅ«hoe, Maniapoto and Ngāpuhi. Slowly, I began to piece it together. The personal and political were inseparable. Tauramoko was a descendant of Kupe, from Matawhaorua, and Nukutawhiti, of the Ngātokimatawhaorua canoe. Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama has released a statement firmly rejecting a claim that Australian company Caballus Mining will operate the Panguna copper mine. Joining him on the board is Māori development consultant Ripeka Evans, Northland businessman Lindsay Faithfull, chartered accountant Sarah Petersen and experienced fund manager Geoff Taylor. For me, the first critical part of the settlement process is naming and quantifying our loss. This email is not associated with a Spinoff can log in to The Spinoff. For the longest time, I wondered how the hearings process was even connected with the establishment and ongoing operation of post-settlement governance entities, those economic powerhouses (in other rohe) that I had heard so much about. Possible resolutions are … Every stone I turned, revealed another painful truth lurking beneath it. One … As Ngā Hapū o Whangārei, we decided by consensus that an agreed pathway to addressing the sovereignty issue must be in place before our hapū enter into any negotiations for Te Tiriti o Waitangi redress. Waitangi Day: Labour's Māori caucus met with small protest over land sale at Te Tii Marae - NZ ... Claire Trevett: Covid 19 coronavirus - the Waitangi conundrum for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern... Covid-19 coronavirus: Waitangi Day, Battle of Te Ruapekapeka events to go ahead - NZ Herald, Breaking the cycle: Domestic abuser turns life around with tikanga course, 'Heart wrenching': Massive fire at school - classrooms, staffroom destroyed, Waitangi live: 'We can be a beacon of light from the bottom of our world', 'Addicted to cars': The decade-long plan to change Hawke's Bay's transport habits, How Hawke's Bay's teaching shortage solved itself, Confirmed: Tuivasa-Sheck signs with Super Rugby franchise. The settlement was accompanied by a formal apology as part of the claims legislation, granted Royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II in person during her … A much more interesting and relevant story is the whakatau to remove the Tūhoronuku mandate and return the mana of decision making to the hapū. Ātea coverage is made with support from Creative New Zealand. The second part, which has only ever occurred to a partial degree, is the transfer of power, and the return of land and resources. In my experience, building up a picture of our whānau and hapū loss through the Waitangi Tribunal process is often carried by a small and committed group of claimants with the support of their whānau or hapū. After 1865 over 201,000 hectares of Ngāpuhi land went through the Native Land Court. There is a subtle but very important difference between those concepts. After I moved home to Aotearoa and started to build a professional career centred on contributing to my whānau and hapū, I began the slow process of learning my history. "It's had some of the hardest issues I've had to deal with but again, what I've found so rewarding is the engagement with iwi and learning the stories.". The Ngāpuhi protesters camp on Puketiti, an old headland in the Bay of Islands town of Opua which was sold for … 48% of individuals voted kāhore, 51% voted āe, The Bulletin: Nervous wait for Northland and Auckland, The Bulletin: What happens next after Northland Covid-19 case, The Bulletin: High alert as woman in Northland tests Covid-positive. Maranga mai e te iwi e. Independent journalism takes time, money and hard work to produce. Please try again or contact members@thespinoff.co.nz The Tribunal, in Te Paparahi o te Raki inquiry (Wai 1040), [16] is considering the Māori and Crown understandings of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga / The Declaration of Independence 1835 and Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi 1840. Photo / Michael Cunningham. I listened. for support, It looks like this account has been Ngāpuhi iwi like Ngāti Hine then contain a number of different hapÅ«, each with their own particular perspectives and claims. Chief Crown Negotiator for Ngāpuhi and chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Sir Brian Roche, will chair the fund and a board will oversee the fund. "The scale of the fund will allow it to build a base of assets throughout the rohe and beyond that may not otherwise be available for the Crown to offer, and provides a boost in investment for Te Tai Tokerau," Little said. is divisive and unhelpful. This would extinguish our claims with regard to our landmark stage one finding – that Ngāpuhi hapū did not cede sovereignty – a finding which the Crown has refused to engage with in any meaningful way. Waikato - Tainui 's confiscation claims were settled for a package worth $170 million, in a mixture of cash and Crown-owned land. If not satisfied with the response, the complaint may be referred to the online complaint form at www.presscouncil.org.nz along with a link to the relevant story and all correspondence with the publication. Housing advocate Jade Kake has been working with her hapū to increase engagement in the ongoing Ngāpuhi settlement and Tūhono process. The Spinoff is subject to NZ Media Council procedures. It should not be assumed by default that the Rūnanga will be the entity to take us forward into negotiations over our historic loss, nor to manage any future redress. The journey towards settlement (a misnomer – can a Treaty ever be settled?) The media seems to take a kind of malicious glee in highlighting our dysfunction, trauma and internal divisions which, when consumed in the public arena by a Pākehā-majority, is used by many to confirm their racist and colonial beliefs. For those who are disconnected but want to contribute, kia māia. The narrative (and legal precedent) to date is that full redress is not possible, and that 1-3% is all we should ever hope for, and that maybe over time, we can buy our land back and heal our people who have been fragmented and badly damaged by colonisation. The promises of the treaty were one thing; the reality of colonisation was quite another, especially when it came to land. If you can help, donate to The Spinoff Members.Â. More than 70% of Ngāpuhi hapū rejected the evolved mandate proposal (the outcome – 73 Ngāpuhi hapū said kāhore, 31 hapū said āe. Ko ngā Rarangi Maunga ngā Poutokomanawa i hikia te Tahuhu o Te Whare O Ngāpuhi.” “The Minister has been badly advised. Owners of Māori land have a right to develop their land and take advantage of opportunities to develop their land. You'll then be asked to choose a password so you But it is the last iwi in the country to settle its land claims. It also sent a "clear signal of our intention" to endeavour to meet the redress. The Board has seen growth in … Our Unity of Purpose is the same as it has been since mai rānō, and which our tūpuna asserted with He Whakaputanga in 1835, and was again reaffirmed through our stage one finding. www.rnz.co.nz Last edited: Oct 20, 2020. This made it … Before 1865 Ngāpuhi lost in excess of 72,000 hectares of land in the Hokianga and Bay of Islands through pre-treaty claims by Europeans, so-called surplus land passed to the Crown, and other dubious Crown purchases. "To ask you to address first and foremost the old land claims. I decided early on that Treaty settlements were not the space where I would be best placed to contribute. As a kid I wondered how our whānau had come to lose so much. Little said the fund would give the Crown more options to put on the table and ensure ngā hapÅ« o Ngāpuhi didn't miss investment opportunities while they work through negotiations. Near the beginning of my own political awakening, I read a lot. Dissatisfied with the media’s preoccupation with the rūnanga leadership, she writes here about the real work and healing that has been, and is still to be, done. The Tūhono process was a fraught one, imposing restrictions on our consensus decision-making process as hapū, and forcing us into a Crown-determined process whereby the tyranny of the majority serves only to undermine the traditional social and cultural structures in our hapū. National MP Shane Reti said today he was disappointed his party's leader was not allowed to speak during the Parliamentary pōwhiri in Waitangi. Te Hauangiangi was the daughter of Puhi, who captained the Mataatua canoe northwards from the Bay of Plenty.. The Crown hasn't been able to reach a settlement with Ngāpuhi, which has more than 100 registered sub-tribes or hapÅ«, in more than a decade. By acquiring and growing assets before negotiations begin, the Fund will help ensure ngā hapÅ« o Ngāpuhi do not miss out on assets such as land that may become available while they are doing the necessary work of developing mandates. Waikato iwi Ngāti Hinerangi have agreed to gift land back to Tauranga Moana and enter into a shared governance arrangement over other land. My koroua was born in Kerikeri, Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands), a descendant of Te Wera Hauraki, a rangatira of Te Uri Taniwha, who walked with the likes of Hongi Hika and Pōmare I, of the Ngāpuhi chiefs who had first contact with the British and many a meeting with … The Ngāpuhi Investment Fund Limited will be a new Crown company which will grow a portfolio of assets which can be offered to the Far North iwi in negotiations. Land that was traditionally owned by the community was given to individuals. A claims adjuster will then investigate your claim. More recently they have worked with the original mandate leaders, Hone Sadler and Sonny Taniera Tau, on a working group and roadshows convened by the Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little. After 1865 over 201,000 hectares of Ngāpuhi land went through the Native Land Court. A banner hangs on the wall at the hearings for Te Paparahi o Te Raki, also known as the Northland Inquiry in Waitangi, October 2017. It was established for a specific purpose, to hold and manage the assets received through the fisheries settlement, through an act of Crown legislation. L&I’s Claim & Account Center. This came to a head late last year, when the hapū of Ngāpuhi resoundingly rejected a last ditch attempt to ‘evolve’ the mandate and make it fit for purpose. Photo: Leonie Hayden. Ngāpuhi (or Ngā Puhi) is a Māori iwi associated with the Northland region of New Zealand and centred in the Hokianga, the Bay of Islands, and Whangarei. TÅ«horonuku will become a separate legal entity from Te RÅ«nanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi, and new elections will be held for its governance board. Those disconnected from their ūkaipō or disengaged from their hapū processes tend to be particularly vulnerable to manipulation in service of political agendas. 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