Ngā kaupapa: Politics, Treaty Settlements

Ngāti Tamaoho in “high spirits” at final claims reading

Talisa Kupenga

Kua eke te pānuitanga tuatoru o te whakataungā kerēme o Ngāti Tamaoho. Ko tā te iwi he ngakaun ui tā rātou i te taenga mai o tēnei wā.

Ko ngā korokoro tui o Ngāti Tamaoho e whakamahana i te whare, he reo hei whakaoho i te hunga kaitōrangapū.

Ko tā te Heamana o Ngāti tamaoho Trust a Dennis Kirkwood "one of our old koroua he composed that, Toko Pompey, he was called Sammy D in his day…the song talks about our ancestors and thanking them for their strength and their gifts."

I ngā rā o mua i noho pai te honona ā-iwi ki te Karauna ēngari kihae te Karauna i pupuri ki ngā whenua o Ngāti Tamaoho. I tapaina te iwi hei hunga whakatutū a i pēhitia rawatia o rātou hononga ki ngā iwi o roto i to rātou ake rohe.

Ko tā te Minita Take Tiriti a Andrew Little "despite Ngāti Tamaoho never having been in rebellion Crown Troops burned buildings and looted property at the Ngāti Tamaoho settlement at Pōkeno prior to the invasion of Waikato."

E $10.3-miriona te whiwhi, me te $590,000 hei whakarauora i o rātou ake tikanga. He whenua a iwi ka whakahokia. Ka mahi tahi hoki rātou me nga rōpu o Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki ki te tiaki i te whenua ki Hunua.

Ko tā Peeni Henare MP o Reipa ki Tāmaki Makaurau "I kite atu ahau i te tere o to koutou mahi ki te whakatutuki i tēnei o ngā ture ki roto ki roto i te whare e mihi atu ana. Na, he wero tēra ki ōku ake o Ngāpuhi.

I waitohutia to rātou kirimana whakataunga kerēme i tēra Paengawhāwhā.

Ko tā Kirkwood "one of the things we're mindful of is to not get too bogged down and to keep pushing along because we do want to be able to be around to help the next generation to move off on a good footing."

Ko ngā pito whenua o te iwi kei Tīkapa Moana tae atu ki ētahi whenua i Tāmaki Makaurau.