Kaupapa: Treaty Settlements

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki claim passes final reading

Talisa Kupenga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Tata ki te rua rau tau a Ngai Tai ki Tāmaki e pēhitia e ngā hara a te Karauna, ēngari inaeanei kua eke te pānuitanga tuatoru o tā rātou whakataunga kerēme ki Paremata. Ko tā te iwi he wā whai mana tēnei ki to rātou hitori.

Ko te reo o Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki tēra ki te whare na runga i te mōhio ka tata oti tā ratou whakataunga kerēme. 

Ko tā te Heamana o Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki a James Brown, Heamana "It's 188 years in so far as our grievances the original claims and petitions so it's hugely historic. Our people are hugely excited about the whole arrival of the moment and the journey we've been on to get here." 

Ko tā te Minita Take Tiriti a Andrew Little "It's kind of the new beginning. It's the start of the next chapter and hopefully a relationship of genuine partnership and of equals."

Ka riro ki a rātou te tekau ma rua miriona tāra neke atu, e rima tekau mano tāra ki te whakarauora i a rātou ake tikanga, ā ka whakahokia atu ki a rātou ngā wāhi tapu tekau ma ono, ko tētahi aua wāhi e noho pātata ki te waihirere o Hūnua.

Ko tā Brown "they're our ancestral landscapes but they're Auckland's iconic gems like Motutapu Island, there is some exclusive redress there, Motuihe Island, Motukaraka Island, so a whole Island. Hūnua falls o Te hīhī o Rapa amd Musick Point."

Ko tā Peeni Henare o Reipa kōrero he pīnati noa te pūtea i tuku atu.

“Me whakapāha te Karauna mo aua tūkinotanga katoa i pā ki runga ki a koutou. Engari [ki] te rahi o te pūtea. Ae Mārika. Ko te koretake o taua rahi.
“Me te kite atu ko tētahi wāhi pīnati nei ka whakahokia ki a koutou hei whakatipu ake hei poipoi ake I te reo me ona tikanga e pā ana ki a Ngai Tai ki Tāmaki."

Ko tā Brown "for me it's never enough but the role I have is simply the messenger for the people so they've ratified their settlement."

Kei Hauraki tae noa ki Te Tara o te Ika a Māui te rohe o Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki. E kotahi rau rua tekau mano eka neke atu ngā whenua i murua e te Karauna, ā i tata pau katoa te whenua a te iwi i mua i te tau kotahi mano e waru rau waru tekau. 

Ko Brown tētahi o nga kaiwhakarite tokotoru i kōkiri whakamua ai i ngā mahi a o rātou māmā a i mate aua māmā i mua i te whakataunga kerēme.

"[For} those negotiators, the journey was intense enough, but those three negotiators including myself lost our mothers in this whole thing. So had they still been with us today they wouldn't have only been here they would have led us through the doors."

Kei te whakarite te iwi kia tū ki te Kōti Matua kia whai mana motuhake ki ngā take Ohanga ki Rangitoto ki Motutapu ano hoki.