2 November 2016
Hōne Sadler, Tūhoronuku IMA Chairperson has signaled to the Crown that the Tūhoronuku
IMA’s (Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority) commitment to engage in a transition
Tūhoronuku’s acceptance of the Maranga Mai Report defaults to the same position that Te
Kotahitanga has, as resolved in their resolution passed at their meeting at Kerikeri RSA on 20
interference in the affairs of Ngāpuhi.
whether or not individuals can work together, this is now about the Crown deciding what is best
for Ngāpuhi and we will no longer tolerate that treatment.
Negotiations are not stalled, they are still to commence. We look forward to moving into a post
Ngāpuhi has therefore withdrawn from the Transition Process until such time as the Office of
Treaty Settlements Lead Negotiator provides documentation that both parties have accepted the
Maranga Mai Report in principle.
We believe we can effectively address any issues but will not engage in the Transition Process
until we have the facts. This is a matter of principle and while it is affecting Ngāpuhi today, it
could easily affect any other iwi tomorrow.
some opposition is to be expected, but don’t expect people to accept the Crown dictating to
Ngāpuhi what is to be done and when, if they themselves cannot produce simple documentation.’
For further comment contact:
Hone Sadler, Chairperson, Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority – 027 270 4915
*Ngapuhi is the largest Iwi in Aotearoa with 120,000 members;
**Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority is the entity mandated by Ngapuhi to negotiate a fair and durable settlement on
behalf of Ngapuhi.