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Mōkai Pātea Nui Tonu takes next step towards settlement

The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust signed the Crown Expectations and Matters for Agreement at a ceremony held at Parliament on Monday 20 September.  Otherwise known as the ‘Terms of Negotiation’, this is a non-binding agreement setting out the ground rules for negotiation between the Crown and the four iwi of Ngāi Te Ohuake, Ngāti […]

Quarterly Hui a Rohe Friday 3 September (Webinar)

Mōkai Pātea Hui-a-Rohe  – 3 September 2021 – 6pm – 7pm Online Zoom Webinar To register follow the link  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O-pV8fEdRqew9qVqN3E9Lw If you have any difficulty registering, please email iwi.admin@mokaipateaservices.org.nz E nga mana, e nga reo, o nga whanau, o nga hapu, o nga iwi mai o te rohe o Mōki Pātea, nau mai, haere mai. […]

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR WAITANGI TRIBUNAL HEARING WEEK 16

MPWCT, NGĀTI WHITIKAUPEKA & MOAWHANGO MARAE, NGĀTI HAUITI & RATA MARAE IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION RELEASE 5 AUGUST 2021 KA HIWA RA! KA HIWA RA! Ngāti Whitikaupeka and Moawhango Marae have made the difficult decision to hand over the hosting of Hearing Week 16 on 10 to 12 August to whanaunga Ngāti Hauiti and Rata Marae.  Due […]

Update on adjournment of Hearing Week 16 Waitangi Tribunal Taihape District Inquiry, Moawhango

Tena koutou nga whanau whanui o Mokai Patea. Following up on the adjournment of hearing 16 until 10 to 12 August 2021. On 27 May 2021, the Waitangi Tribunal Registrar was directed to advise parties to the Taihape: Rangitīkei ki Rangipō District Inquiry that hearing 16 scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2021, to be […]

Mōkai Pātea mandate first step on hīkoi to Tiriti settlement

The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust welcomes the Crown’s recognition of its mandate, the critical first formal step towards Tiriti settlement, and warmly thanks the whanau, hapū and iwi of the Mōkai Pātea rohe who have supported and enabled this mahi to date. “The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust thanks the iwi Rūnanga and people […]

Te whakaaetanga mana kōkiri o Mōkai Pātea te mahi tuatahi ki te whakatau i ngā nawe mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Ko tā te Tarati Kerēme o Mōkai Pātea (Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust) he ngakaunui ki te whakatau o te Karauna ki tōna whakaaetanga mana kōkiri, ko tēnei te mahi tuatahi ki te whakatau i ngā nawe mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, ka mihi rātou ki ngā whānau, ki ngā hapū, ki ngā iwi […]

70% Maori retained land in the Taihape Inquiry district is landlocked

From the Crown’s first part of their closing submission on Landlocked Lands, during Hearing Week 14 at Rata in January 2021. A sobering statistic to remember when talking to others about what is unique, for us in Mōkai Pātea and the Taihape Rangitikei Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry District. “Māori retain approximately 14% of the land within […]

Te Korowai o Wainuiārua and Mōkai Pātea Nui Tonu relationship agreement

On Friday the 27 November 2020, Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust hosted Aiden Gilbert Chair Person Uenuku Charitable Trust, Steve Hirini, and Paora Haitana on behalf of Te Korowai or Wainuarua.  The four Iwi Rūnanga who established the Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust, Te Korowai o Wainuiārua and Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust signed a […]

E-Pānui – Members Update – 10 June 2020

We need your submissions of support for the draft Deed of Mandate.  Your Iwi Rūnanga and Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust need your support for the draft Deed of Mandate. On the 16 May 2020 you received an e-pānui advising that the Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust draft Deed of Mandate had been advertised by […]

Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust and Mōkai Pātea Iwi Response to Change.Org Petition

Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust is aware of a change.org petition that started on 17 May 2020, the day after the advertising of the draft Deed of Mandate, by supporters of the Ngāti Hinemanu me Ngāti Paki Heritage Trust.  Following is the Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust (MPWCT) response to statements made and specific Iwi […]