Ngapuhi meet over treaty
Friday, 11 June 2010
A Ngapuhi Runanga committee will hold a third round of meetings in New Zealand and across the Tasman about the tribe's Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims.
Beginning late this month, the Te Roopu o Tuhoronuku committee will hold 14 hui in marae throughout Northland and in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Invercargill, Sydney and Perth.
The hui will include the presentation of a deed of mandate strategy and explain the role of hapu kaikorero who have been mandated to represent their hapu in the settlement negotiations process.
Tuhoronuku held two rounds of hui last year. The runanga says the overwhelming feedback from Ngapuhi was to get on with a comprehensive settlement.
Runanga chairman and Tuhoronuku spokesman Raniera (Sonny) Tau said; "Now that the Waitangi Tribunal hearings for the Ngapuhi claims have begun, Ngapuhi need to step up the preparation for settlement at the conclusion of these hearings."
Tuhoronuku had developed a negotiations model that was hapu-driven and provided an opportunity for all Ngapuhi to be involved in the process.
Mr Tau stressed the negotiations model was a proposal for further discussion.
He emphasised it was a model for negotiating with the Crown, not a settlement model or post governance settlement entity - Ngapuhi was still to discuss these matters.
"There are assumptions by some that Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi will receive and manage any settlement assets," Mr Tau said.
"This is not correct. Ngapuhi have yet to decide whether or not it will be the runanga, another existing entity or a new entity. We are still to have that discussion."Back to top
First Week of Ngapuhi Tribunal Hearings
Monday, 24 May 2010
Radio New Zealand's Lois Williams reports on the first week of Ngāpuhi Waitangi Tribunal Hearings which took place at Te Tii Marae, Waitangi from 10th to 14th May 2010.
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Te Paparahi o Te Raki Initial Hearings
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Week One - 10th to 14th May 2010
The Tribunal panel consisted of Judge Craig Coxhead (Presiding Officer), Kihi Ngatai, Dr Ranginui Walker, Joanne Morris, Keita Walker and Dr Richard Hill.
Opening statements by Maryanne Baker, Kingi Taurua, Sir Graham Latimer, Titewhai Harawira & Erima Henare
Monday am; Rima Edwards
Monday pm; Rima Edwards and Hirini Henare
Tuesday am; Hirini Henare and Patu Hohepa
Tuesday pm; Patu Hohepa
Wednesday am; Patu Hohepa
Wednesday pm; Hone Sadler
Thursday am; Erima Henare
Thursday pm; Erima Henare
Friday am; Erima Henare
Friday pm; Panel session and close.
Te Rōpū o Tūhoronuku Independent Internal Audit Report
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Ms Paula Rebstock who recently resigned as Chair of the Commerce Commission accepted the role of Settlement Financial Auditor for Te Rōpū o Tūhoronuku. The primary tasks include providing independent financial oversight of the Project of Te Rōpū o Tūhoronuku, including the Project’s financial management and financial reporting systems.
In March 2010, Ms Rebstock presented to Trustees the Final Report of the Settlement Financial Auditor. Ms Rebstock commented, ‘the Project Team and others interviewed have been open, prompt and professional in their dealings with me. This has greatly assisted me and I am grateful to them. Notwithstanding this, the findings in the Final Report have been independently arrived at and are mine alone’.
The overall financial performance and control environment is strong and based on a combination of sound principles and conscientious practice, particularly when account is taken of the uncertainties surrounding the establishment phase coupled with the need to advance the Project expeditiously. The Board of Trustees has acted promptly and prudently in addressing all matters that were identified in the Interim Report. A short bibliography of Ms Rebstock is provided below.
Paula Rebstock, CNZM
- Deputy Chair of New Zealand Railways Corporation.
- Chair of Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Commission.
- Chair of Expert Panel on the Probation Service of the Department of Corrections.
- Director of Shared Services Establishment Board (Health).
- Advisory Board Member of University of Auckland Business School.
- Non Executive Director of Synergia, Ltd.
- Lead Assessor (Department of Conservation and Justice Sector), Performance Assessment
- Framework for the State Services Commission.
- Financial Management Auditor for Te Runanga-A-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, Te Tiriti O Waitangi Settlement Project.
- Former Chair/Deputy Chair/ Member of the Commerce Commission; 1998-2009.
- Former Director of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology; 1999-2004.
- Former Chair of Local Media Group; 2000-2009.
- Former senior government official with the Treasury and Department of Labour.
- Former Economic Advisor to Right Honorable James Bolger, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
- Bachelor of Science Degrees in Economics and Political Science and a Masters Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
- Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Waitangi Tribunal Hearings 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Week 1 - May 10th to May 14th
Week 2 - June 14th to June 18th
Review of hearing timetable
Week 3 - August 9th to August 13th
Week 4 - October 11th to October 15th
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Radio NZ Broadcast
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
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He Whakaputanga discussion
Insight, Sunday 8 November 2009: Ngapuhi, RadioNZ
Lois Williams looks at the primary grievance claims of the country's largest tribe: Ngapuhi
New Zealand's Largest Iwi Moves Closer To Settlement
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Kaumatua and Kuia of Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu have expressed overwhelming support for Te Runanga‐a‐Iwi o Ngapuhi sponsored Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement committee, Te Roopu o Tuhoronuku, to progress with a mandate strategy in settling Ngapuhi’s grievances against the Crown.
Up to 90 Kaumatua and Kuia attended a hui held by Te Roopu o Tuhoronuku on Friday the 26th of February to report back on the results of the second round of Road Show hui held with Ngapuhi around the nation and in Australia regarding the settlement of Crown breaches against Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Te Roopu o Tuhoronuku member Raniera (Sonny) Tau says “ as promised we have reported back and followed the guidance and direction of Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu Kaumatua and Kuia as well as the thousands of Ngapuhi who have participated in the Road Show Hui and website discussion forums”; Mr Tau says “We have now been directed to continue on this journey to present a mandate strategy to Ngapuhi-nui‐tonu and seek the Mana from the Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu nation to progress with settling Ngapuhi’s grievances against the Crown. This will be done after the initial hearings on He Whakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tireni me Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.
At the hui Te Roopu o Tuhoronuku presented a proposed model to represent Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu in its settlement discussions with the Crown and suggested a timeframe within which those settlement discussions would commence. After lengthy and intense discussion Kuia and Kaumatua expressed strong support to move forward with presenting the strategy to Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu and taking another step closer to settling the grievances of Ngapuhi against the Crown.
Mr Tau says “Our Kaumatua and Kuia as well as Ngapuhi around the nation and in Australia have called for Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu to unite and progress with settling the grievances of Ngapuhi against the Crown to ensure a brighter more positive future for the generations to come. We need to move from grievance to independence that Ngapuhi‐nui‐tonu may become people of the future not people of the past.”Back to top
Te Runanga-A-Iwi o Ngapuhi Annual General Meeting 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Over $160.000.00 distributed to Takiwa, Taurahere and Hapu Development. Hapu agreeing to work more closely with Te Runanga-A-Iwi o Ngapuhi in the Treaty Settlements process and a rise in assets through a turbulent year of recession are just some highlights of Te Runanga-A-Iwi o Ngapuhi’s Annual Report this year.
Over 150 Ngapuhi descended onto Ngati Hine’s Motatau Marae on Saturday the 14th of November for the presentation of Te Runanga- A-Iwi o Ngapuhis Annual Report 2009. An impressive new whare tupuna filled with the descendants of Hineamaru welcomed the manuhiri who arrived by car and busload from around the motu.
Te Runanga-A-Iwi o Ngapuhi Chairman Sonny Tau was honored and humbled by the large turnout and wanted to thank Ngati Hine for “the expression of their concerns through their one speaker and announcement to the Whakaminenga that their duty for the rest of the day was to “manaaki o ratou manuhiri.” This expression of Tikanga tuturu is a lesson to all that were there and witnessed this occasion. Ngati Hine, tena koutou katoa. Mo nga kai, e hara mai tetahi ahua.”
Reports from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Teresa Te Pania-Ashton were tabled at the hui in which the performance of trustees of the board and the operational staff was outlined which showed major improvement and advances in a range of areas over the past year. Also presented at the hui were the Runanga subsidiary reports the Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company (NAHC) presented by Chairman Sir John Goulter and Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services.
Robust discussion was carried out among those who attended in regards to the day to day operations of the Runanga, the challenges it faced in the year to date and how improvements would be made and implemented over the coming year.
In presenting the annual report of the NAHC an important note raised by Sir John Goulter was the fact that even through a tough year of recession, where many organisations had experienced serious slumps in investments and assets, it was in fact quite the opposite for Ngapuhi. Sir John Goulter says “While many other organisations suffered a loss the value of Ngapuhi’s assets had actually risen by 4%”. He says “This was an extraordinary achievement for the iwi”.
As well as improving the performance of the Runanga over the coming year, another high point of discussion was Treaty Settlements and a distinct call reverberated from hapu to work together with Te Runanga-A-Iwi o Ngapuhi to build a pathway forward. Mr Tau says it was “heartening to hear that Hapu that are not already working alongside Te Runanga-a-iwi o Ngapuhi pledge to work together to ensure we have a robust Te Tiriti o Waitangi claims settlement process and we would like to begin those discussions as soon as possible.”
Another important issue was encouragement from the Chairman and CEO for all Hapu members to realise the value and importance of their input in all issues to do with Ngapuhi, especially in the election of their representatives for the Board. Mr Tau says “confidence in our trustees is essential and we want to be 100 percent certain that anyone who claims to speak on behalf of Hapu have the mandate to do so, this can only be achieved by Hapu members taking the initiative and becoming involved in discussions regarding the Runanga, their iwi and Treaty Settlement korero. To help encourage more participation the Runanga will look into a more robust and effective manner of distributing and disseminating information of importance to its people.
Sonny Tau says “We will give due consideration to the issues raised, especially the Iwi Social Services operations. The iwi supported keeping our iwi social services going but with better controls around the operational spend and measured outcomes for what is funded from the Crown. We do understand that this is indeed a Government responsibility and will endeavor to press them for adequate funding to meet the outcomes prescribed in their contracts.”Back to top
Apple Mac Laptop Winner
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Congratulations Paratene Pehi
We would like to congratulate the winner of our Tuhoronuku Ngapuhi Online Survey Competition Paratene Pehi from Kerikeri. Paratene and his whanau are now the proud owners of a brand new Apple Mac Laptop as a result of their efforts to be involved and informed in issues to do with Ngapuhi. Mr Pehi was presented with his prize by Runanga Chairman Sonny Tau in Kaikohe. Mr Pehi thanked the Runanga for his taonga “I am proud to be Ngapuhi and you can be rest assured me this computer will be put to good use”Back to top
Chairman of Ngapuhi Commercial Arm Knighted
Monday, 12 October 2009
22 August 2009
Business leader and Ngapuhi commercial arm chairman, John Goulter, was recently invested as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Northland-based Sir John, who chairs the Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company, was one of 24 women and 48 men who were formally installed as dames and knights at a recent ceremony in Wellington.
Sir John was previously honoured in 2003 as a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community.
He has a distinguished business career spanning almost 50 years.
This includes 15 as the inaugural chief executive and then managing director of Auckland International Airport Limited. He has chaired a number of New Zealand organisations, including the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and United Carriers Group in Whangarei.
Sir John is currently Chair of the NZ Business and Parliament Trust, Paraparaumu Airport and a director of TVNZ and the Reserve Bank.
Chairman of Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi, Raniera (Sonny) Tau, congratulated Sir John on his investiture. He said Ngapuhi was fortunate to have his commercial and business skills on their team.
“Ngapuhi have worked with Sir John for more than a year now. His contribution to the development of the Runanga’s subsidiary companies is significant.
“He brings both his business skills and a real affinity for Ngapuhi to everything he does on our behalf.”
“Sir John started his management career in Taitokerau with Ceramco. Now he has come home to work with Ngapuhi and guide our commercial arm through a consolidation phase during a time of deep economic recession. We are grateful for his contribution and hope we can keep him engaged for some years to come.”
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