22 Mar TARANAKI MAUNGA SETTLEMENT
Tākiri mai ko te ata nā runga o Taranaki maunga Ko te rārangi kura kei runga, Ko Ngāti Ruanui kei raro, kei ngā whānaunga-ā-iwi i ngā tahataha, nei ka mihi.
He maimai aroha ki ngā hauata o te wā, ngā mate nō nā tata nei Kia tangihia, kia mihia koutou ki ngā papa o Taranaki koutou ki a koutou.
Rā te haeata rā runga ana mai o tō tātau Maunga Titōhea. I reira te manawa-tina, te manawa-toka me te manawa-ora. Nei rā ētehi kōrero taunaki, hei whakaarotanga mā tātau katoa. “Pikipiki Maunga Tāngaengae”
Ngati Ruanui presence in, on and around Maunga Taranaki is something that Ngati Ruanui have always aspired to achieve. While this has been captured in part through Statutory Acknowledgement, the purchase of the Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House and relationship protocols with various organisations, Ngati Ruanui have an opportunity now to settle with the Crown on the Maunga Taranaki Historical Treaty Claim alongside all Iwi of Taranaki.
Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust have been preparing high level aspirations of Ngati Ruanui. In the coming months hui will be called with nga uri o Ngati Ruanui to gather korero and keep whanau updated as this kaupapa progresses.
Ngati Ruanui are fortunate enough to have Haimona Maruera (Jnr) as a member on the Negotiations Team. Ngati Ruanui supported Haimona to pursue a position in this role at the November 2016 AGM and expect that he will represent Ngati Ruanui views well when engaging at Crown level.
This will be first of many panui over the coming months that will keep uri up to date with both the negotiaiton team and where Pou Tuara is at.
It’s about reconnecting whānau to their Tupuna Maunga
January 2017: Negotiation Team confirmed as Haimona Maruera Jnr (Ngati Ruanui), Jamie Tuuta (Ngati Mutunga), Liana Poutu (Te Atiawa), Hemi Sundgren (Te Atiawa), Daisy Noble (Nga Ruahinerangi), Marty Davis (Nga Rauru Kitahi)
March 2017: Terms of Negotiation signed in Parliament
April 2017: Engagement with Nga uri o Ngati Ruanui commences
July 2017: Engagement with Nga uri o Ngati Ruanui concludes and report drafted.
August 2017: Nga Iwi o Taranaki sign the Agreement in Principle.