Kua hainatia a Ngāti Hineuru i tō rātou kawenata whakataunga

He rua tekau mā rima ngā tau nō te wā i whakatakoto ai a Ngāti Hineuru ō rātou kerēme tiriti, kua hainatia tō rātou kawenata whakataunga.

Nō te rohe o Hāroto, e ai ki ngā kuia me ngā koroua o tēnei iwi pakupaku, kua roa rātou e whanga ana ki tēnei rangi whakahirahira.

Kāore rawa o rātou tūpuna i waitohu i te Tiriti, heoi i waiho tata whenua-kore tonu ai, engari ehara tēnā i te aukati mā Ngāti Hineuru.

He tata ki te toru rau ngā uri o taua iwi e whakarauika mai ana ki te whare Pāremata i te rangi nei.

Hei tā Te Reo Spooner, “Tino tino…aue pīrangi au ki te tangi.  Koina ou whakaaro, tangi ki a rātou kua haere.”

I o rātou whenua kei te puku o te ika, kua whiriwhiria tetahi whakataunga pai e Ngāti Hineuru, kua riro i a rātou he rawa, he rua tekau mā whitu miriona te wāriu, me te whakahokinga o ētahi o ō rātou wāhi tapu.

E ai ki a Piri Prentice, “Kua whakaaro ana te tangata e kei whea mai te whakautu mō aua he e kōrero nei e te minita kāre e taea te Karauna mō ōna e kī ana tōku kuia, he kumu kīkī a te Karauna mō ngā whakatautanga o ngā kereme nei.”

Engari ko te mea nui, mā te oranga o te putea, ka tae atu o rātou tamariki mokopuna ki ngā pae o angitū.

Ki tā Te Reo Spooner, “Me mahi mai tonu mātou ki te whakahua ēnā mahi kua wehe atu ki te pō.  He pai tika whakaaro o ngā rangatahi, kia pai mō rātou.”

Heoi tāria te wā mēnā ka tutuki ai ngā wawata o te reanga kaumātua nei ki tua.