Waitangi Tribunal Updates

Hōngongoi 2019

Kia ora koutou,

We hope you are all keeping dry and warm with this windy and wet weather.   

Those of you who are claimants and whānau witnesses will be aware that the Crown counsel recently submitted Briefs of Evidence from government agencies in response to our iwi claimants evidence, presented during hearing week 3 and 4. 

We have copies of these documents at the Trust office for people to view, or if you would like your own printed copy we are happy to supply you and whānau with one. 

The most recent evidence submitted is 

The evidence above is about archaeology undertaken in our rohe, the Paraparaumu Airport and land blocks that DOC administers, or are neighbours to whānau land. 

Please contact us if you would like copies, we will be uploading these to our Trust website by tomorrow afternoon. 

If any claimants or whānau would like to meet to discuss the issues which pertain to all our iwi please let us know if we can help to facilitate  and support any hui.

We are currently working towards hearing week 5 to be held in Wellington at the Waitangi Tribunal and will be in touch again shortly. 

Mihi Nui

Reina and Rewa

Kaitauhere@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz and Kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz

Pipiri 2019

Waitangi Claims Hearing Week 4

Kia hiwa ra, kia hiwa ra, kia hiwa ra ki tenei tuku, kia hiwa ra ki tena tuku, kia tu, kia onho kia mataara
 
Hearing week 4 is almost upon us and we hope that as many of you will be joining iwi claimants and whānau at Southwards Museum from Monday 10 June – Wednesday 12 June, 8.30 am.  
 
This is the last hearing where tangata whenua witnesses will provide evidence in front of Waitangi Tribunal staff on behalf of Te Atiawa/Ngāti Awa. 
 
Following on from our February hearings more whānau from our iwi are presenting their grievances to the Crown.  Please join us in supporting our iwi members.  
 
A whakatau will take place at 8.30am Monday morning at Southwards followed with a 9.00 am start. 
 
Please see the below final timetable, dates and times for the presentations are below:

Paenga-Whā-whā 2019

Tēnā koutou katoa,
We have been working steadily since our hearing in February and preparing for our upcoming fourth round of Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

June Hearings
These hearings will be held at Southwards Car Museum 10 – 12 June 2019. We encourage you all to join us and support our claimants and whanau who will be giving evidence.

Hui A Iwi
On Tuesday 30 April at our hui a iwi we will give an update about our most recent mahi for the June hearings and answer any questions you might have. The hui will be held at Whakarongotai marae. Please come along for interesting pānui and whanaungatanga.

Additional hearings
Wai 2200, #2.6.52 Judge Caren Fox Memo, 18 April 2019.

I now revise and set out the hearing dates for the final stage of the Ngāti Awa/ Te Ātiawa hearing phase:
a) The fourth hearing week will now be limited to the hearing of claimant evidence only and will proceed from 10-12 June 2019 at Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu.
b) We will hear from Mr Walzl and the Crown at a two-day hearing that will take place from 22-23 August 2019.

Support for claimants & whānau
We would like to remind claimants and whānau that we are here to assist you with claimant hui leading up to week 4 of our hearings. This is a continuation of the support that Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust secured from Crown Forest Rental Trust. Please contact us if you would like some help with hui or to chat about available resources.

Resources:
This segment we wanted to share significant resources that whakapapa to Taranaki and are relevant to us.

The Significance of our poi
Ko te poi, he tāonga tuku iho na kui ma, na koro ma, ki te ao nei. Ki ētehi o tātou, he whakangahau te mahi a te poi e kitea ana i runga i ngā atamira kapa haka huri noa i te motu. Koia tēra, engari i roto i a Taranaki he rereke te āronga o te poi. Koina te kaupapa o tenei hotaka o Waka Huia ko te poi o roto i a Taranaki.

The poi is an ancient gift passed down from our elders to the world. To some of us, the poi is an element used for entertainment purposes and seen on our Kapa Haka platforms throughout the nation. However, within Taranaki, poi has particular significance. That is subject of this Waka Huia programme – the poi of Taranaki.
Part 1 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here
Part 2 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here
Part 3 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here

Waiata links
In the meantime, here are some useful links to waiata that you might find interesting. If you have any waiata links you’d like to share with us please send them in. Here are some kupu for your file. https://tereootaranaki.org/waiata/
You will be able to view these waiata via the following video links:

He Pikinga Poupou: Click Here
Tau mai e Kapiti: Click Here
Haruru Ana – Taranaki: Click Here
Te Mihi o te Atiawa practice video Whakaohoake: Click Here
Ka pioioi e: Click Here
Again, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to meet up to learn more about our Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

Ngā mihi nui

Reina (Kaitauhere) and Rewa (Kaituara)
kaitauhere@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz and kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz

Hearing Documents and Evidence

Hearing Week 3: Due to the volume of information – please click on the link below:

http://teatiawakikapiti.co.nz/waitangi-tribunal-hearing-documents-and-evidence-3/

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā
Kia hiwa rā ki tēnei tuku, kia hiwa rā ki tērā tuku
Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara
Tihei Mauriora!

E te whānau, the countdown is on until our hearing begins this coming Monday, 11 Hui-Tanguru 2019 at Whakarongotai Marae. 

Preparations are in full swing and we are looking forward to all of our whānau coming together to share this important occasion together.  We would like to thank all of our whānau who have generously contributed their time and efforts to make this happen.  If you are available this weekend to come and help please let us know.  We will be setting up at the marae this Saturday, 9 Hui-Tanguru at 8.15am, we need as many whānau on site to help with this as possible.

We continue to encourage all of our whānau to come and share in this event and to ensure that rangatahi are also included.  The Tribunal hearing process provides a unique opportunity for all whānau to listen to our stories, as told by the voice of our people.  It also the best opportunity for whānau to observe and participate first hand in the formal procedures of the settlement process overall.

Next week we have an unprecedented 29 tangata whenua witnesses giving evidence to the tribunal, which is more than previous hearings.  We should all support our whānau who have taken the time to research and prepare their evidence over many months and years for the benefit of everyone. 

Schedule for hearing week 3 – Monday 8.15am pōwhiri

The hearing on Monday will commence at 8.15am with a pōwhiri.  Please come and support us to welcome the Tribunal, Council partners, and waewae tapu to our marae for this historic event.

The schedule of witnesses for the week is below. (see below) download to print

Hearing week 4 confirmed
We have just received confirmation from the Tribunal that an additional three hearing days will be granted, and will take place in June at Southward Car Museum.  This is great news as this request was made a number of months ago.

Travel Assistance
Please contact us if you would like support for travel costs to be able to attend.  We will do our best to help you as much as we can.  Please either contact kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz or respond to this email.  There is limited accommodation available at the marae, if you would like to stay at the marae please let us know.

Ngā mihi o te raumati
Reina & Rewa
Kaitauhere (Project Manager) & Kaitaura (Claims Administrator)

  • General Information Hui:  17 January 2019, 6.30 pm  
  • General Information Hui:  24 January 2019, 6.30 pm 
  • Final date for written submissions of evidence:  22 January 2019
  • Hearing Week 3 Whakarongotai Marae:  11-14 February 2019
 
Ngā mihi o te raumati
Reina & Rewa
Kaitauhere (Project Manager) & Kaitaura (Claims Administrator)
 
 

 Useful Web links:

Tēnā koutou katoa,
 
We hope you all had a good Christmas with whānau and friends. 

Claims Project Update
We have been working steadily over the holiday season with our Marae Trustees towards the facilitation of our Waitangi Tribunal hearings to be held at Whakarongotai marae Monday 11 February – Friday 15 February 2019.

Attendance at Hearings
It is important to us that whanau are able to attend and participate in our Waitangi Tribunal hearings.  This is a significant event for our people, and a unique opportunity for whānau to listen and learn about our history from our perspective as tangata whenua.  We want to encourage whānau to attend if possible and include our rangatahi. 

To support claimants and whānau to be able to attend the hearing there are limited funds available to contribute towards travel costs & accommodation if needed.  If you wish to apply for assistance, please provide your details and an estimate of your costs to kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz

All requests will be assessed and allocated by the Claims Committee.  We may not be able to accommodate all requests, however we will do our best to assist where we can.  If we receive numerous requests for assistance from whānau living in the same area, we may be able to assist whānau to travel together and provide a contribution towards these costs.

General Information Hui  
On Thursday 17 January at Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust, 11 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae at 6.30pm we will hold a hui for claimants and whānau.  This is a General Information hui so come along if you would like to know more.

If you would like to attend for catering purposes, please contact Rewa at kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz   If you cannot attend Thursday 17 January, we will also be holding another Claimants Hui – General Information Thursday 24 January 6.30pm at the Charitable Trust Offices.

Important Dates

website address is: http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/waitangi-tribunal/inquiries/district-inquiries/porirua-ki-manawatu

 Inquiry documents can be accessed through the link on that page to ‘Inquiry documents’.

 Follow the link, type ‘2200’ into the Wai Number box, and a keyword such as ‘Atiawa’, “Ati Awa” or “quarterly research update” (include quotation marks) in the ‘Other Terms’ search filter. Several documents wil come up, which can be sorted by ROI or date.

Link to draft scoping report:

electronic copy of the DRAFT initial research scoping report prepared by Researcher Tony Walzl on 20 October 2015. This is a working document that the Trust encourages our iwi members to review and consider providing their feedback, input and comments to the Waitangi Tribunal – Ngatiawa Te Atiawa Scoping Report Draft 20.10.15 (1)

Link to Ngā kōrero Tuku Iho Transcripts:

Here is an electronic copy of the Wai 2200 – Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho held at Whakarongotai Marae Waikanae on 22 April 2015. Please click on this link to view – Wai 2200, 4.1.10

Link to latest Tribunal Pānui:

Here is an electronic link to the most recent Porirua ki Manawatu pānui: PkM Pānui Feb 2016 Final

Information Update as at 25 February 2016:

Tēnā koutou,

Tirohia ngā manatu hou i runga i te pūranga tuhinga Wai 2200 kua tāpiri ki te īmera nei.

Please find attached the following documents now recorded on the Wai 2200 Record of Inquiry as:

  1. 3.2.90 M Sinclair (Wai 88 & Wai 89), Memorandum of counsel in relation to Muaupoko expedited hearings, 19 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.2.0090
  2. 3.2.91 M Sinclair (Wai 88 & Wai 89), Memorandum of counsel seeking an extension to file closing submissions by Friday 19 February 2016, 16 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.2.0091
  3. 3.3.22 D Hall / H Te Kauru Green (Wai 437 & Wai 1461), Closing submissions for Te Hono ki Raukawa, 12 Feb 16 Wai 2200, 3.3.022

Ngā mihi,

Toni-Faith Temaru

Kairuruku Tono | Claims Coordinator

Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi | Waitangi Tribunal

DDI: +64 4 914 3050 | Ext: 53050

www.waitangitribunal.govt.nz

June Hearings
These hearings will be held at Southwards Car Museum 10 – 12 June 2019. We encourage you all to join us and support our claimants and whanau who will be giving evidence.

Hui A Iwi
On Tuesday 30 April at our hui a iwi we will give an update about our most recent mahi for the June hearings and answer any questions you might have. The hui will be held at Whakarongotai marae. Please come along for interesting pānui and whanaungatanga.

Additional hearings
Wai 2200, #2.6.52 Judge Caren Fox Memo, 18 April 2019.

I now revise and set out the hearing dates for the final stage of the Ngāti Awa/ Te Ātiawa hearing phase:
a) The fourth hearing week will now be limited to the hearing of claimant evidence only and will proceed from 10-12 June 2019 at Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu.
b) We will hear from Mr Walzl and the Crown at a two-day hearing that will take place from 22-23 August 2019.

Support for claimants & whānau
We would like to remind claimants and whānau that we are here to assist you with claimant hui leading up to week 4 of our hearings. This is a continuation of the support that Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust secured from Crown Forest Rental Trust. Please contact us if you would like some help with hui or to chat about available resources.

Resources:
This segment we wanted to share significant resources that whakapapa to Taranaki and are relevant to us.

The Significance of our poi
Ko te poi, he tāonga tuku iho na kui ma, na koro ma, ki te ao nei. Ki ētehi o tātou, he whakangahau te mahi a te poi e kitea ana i runga i ngā atamira kapa haka huri noa i te motu. Koia tēra, engari i roto i a Taranaki he rereke te āronga o te poi. Koina te kaupapa o tenei hotaka o Waka Huia ko te poi o roto i a Taranaki.

The poi is an ancient gift passed down from our elders to the world. To some of us, the poi is an element used for entertainment purposes and seen on our Kapa Haka platforms throughout the nation. However, within Taranaki, poi has particular significance. That is subject of this Waka Huia programme – the poi of Taranaki.
Part 1 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here
Part 2 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here
Part 3 of 3 Maori Poi of Taranaki Click Here
Waiata links
In the meantime, here are some useful links to waiata that you might find interesting. If you have any waiata links you’d like to share with us please send them in. Here are some kupu for your file. https://tereootaranaki.org/waiata/
You will be able to view these waiata via the following video links:

He Pikinga Poupou: Click Here
Tau mai e Kapiti: Click Here
Haruru Ana – Taranaki: Click Here
Te Mihi o te Atiawa practice video Whakaohoake: Click Here
Ka pioioi e: Click Here
Again, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to meet up to learn more about our Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

Ngā mihi nui

Reina (Kaitauhere) and Rewa (Kaituara)
kaitauhere@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz and kaituara@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz