Our News

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 […]

Draft Deed of Mandate Update

Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust (MPWCT) draft Deed of Mandate was advertised for submissions on the 16 May 2020. We encourage people to read the draft Deed of Mandate. You can read it by clicking on this link:  https://mokaipateaclaims.maori.nz/draft-deed-of-mandate/.  We need your support and encourage you to put in a submission of support for the […]

Declaration of Result of Mandate Vote 2019

Monday 22 July 2019 Results Declaration of Mandate July 2019 Vote Our appreciation is extended to all of those people who participated in the vote on the resolution “that the Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust is mandated to represent the Mōkai Pātea claimant community in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all […]

Reminder To Vote In The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust Mandate Vote

Tēnā koe You should have received your voting papers in June for this Mandate Vote! Voting opened on the 10 June 2019 and closes 5 pm on 8 July 2019. If you have already voted, thank you for voting and please disregard this reminder. Haven’t voted yet?  It’s not too late.  Use the instructions posted […]

Ko tēnei te rā e te iwi! Kinsmen – now is the time!

Click here to read the Newsletter.  We have gone to Mandate! We are calling upon you, our many whānau of Mōkai Pātea, to support the Mandate process at both our mandate hui around the motu and vote in June. Kōrero in this edition of our Newsletter, Ka Rere ki te Ao! (30 May 2019): From […]