Tamihere cautious on urban Māori High Court ruling

E hari ana te māngai mō Te Uepū Māori Noho Taone ā-motu a John Tamihere i te whakatau a te Kōti Teitei, tērā me whai wāhi te hunga noho tāone ki roto i te whakataunga hao ika Māori. 

E mea ana te pou mō Ngai Māori a Tamihere, ehara i te mea na rātou anō i toa te pakanga ki Te Ohu Kaimoana, te Tarahiti Maori whakataunga Tiriti.  

Hei tā Tamihere, "When you continue to be trampled on by leaders who don't even respect our culture, and when we're in positions of authority and power and hand the mana back to them. You don't expect this nonsense. So it's a bit of a Pyrrhic victory really."  

Nō te Ramere, puta ai te Whakatau aTe Kooti Teitei o Pōneke, kihai te hunga Māori noho tāne, i whai wāhi ki ngā whiriwhiringa hou mō Te Putea Whakatupu, he tarahiti mau putea haonga ika rua mano miriona taara te wariu. Ko tā te tono, he whakarahi ake i ngā kaiarataki o te tarahiti mai i te toru ki te rima.

E ai ki a Tamihere, "And we have been commanded by this judgement to meet together, but now this time, the iwi leaders are told that you can't appoint directors to this fund unless they have experience and knowledge of Urban Maori groupings."

I roto i tētahi whakahoki ā tuhi, hei tā Te Ohu Kaimoana, me titiro anō rātou ki ngā āhuatanga e noho tahi ai rātou me ngā rōpu noho Taone, ā, ka kawe rātou i ngā mahi hei whakatau i te take nei i roto i ngā wiki ko te heke mai.

Hei tā Tamihere, “It (The Judgement) tells them, hey your people over here in the cities are not doing very well, and they need to be recognised. So they need to be recognised by people who really know their plight.”

Kīhai te kōti i whakahē i te tono hou mō Te Putea Whakatupu, engari, hei tā te whakatau, me tuku atu Te Ohu Kaimoana i tana whakahoki me pehea hoki ra e whai wāhi atu ai te iwi noho Taone ki te Minita tika.