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19 Aug- E kore mo te utu reeti whenua


E hia kee nei nga tau kua noho puumau a Toa Faulkner o Ngai Tukairangi ki ona paanga whenua taketake i te takiwa o Matapihi i Tauranga Moana. Na te titikaha oona, ka whawhai ia ki roto i te Kooti Piira o taua takiwa, kia kaua ia e utu reeti mo ona ano whenua tupuna, a, hei taana, ahakoa nga piki me nga heke o roto i nga tau, kei te whawhaihia tonutia mo ona tika tuku iho.

Kua neke noa atu nga taake utu reeti a Toa Faulkner i te $90,000 e whakahauhia ana e Te Kaunihera a Rohe o Tauranga Moana mo nga paanga whenua o te poraka nei a Ohuki 1C2, kei te takiwa o Matapihi ki Tauranga Moana.

Heoi ano, hei taana&

Toa Faulkner - "Our land is customary land, it's freehold, it's aboriginal title. That means it's origin comes from way back.

Mai rano i nga rau tau rima tekau ki muri, kua roa enei paanga whenua e mau ana ki raro i te whanau o Toa Haere. Mai taua wa, i eke rano nga whakahau utu reeti ki te hawhe miriona taara rano.

Toa Faulkner - "It looks bad for me, that I don't pay my rates which is now up to half a million dollars. It doesn't look good. Doesn't make me look good, but what if I still don't pay it."

I te tau 1993, i wikitoria te keehi a te whanau Faulkner ki roto i te Kooti Whenua Maori.

Toa Faulkner - "You don't lose your land for the non payment of rates. You can only evict me by a point of law. Refer me to that point of law please!"

Hei ta Toa Faulkner ano, ahakoa pehea atu te rahi o nga utu ka tapaehia atu e te Kaunihera a Rohe o Tauranga Moana, e kore tonu ia e piko.

Toa Faulkner - "They can keep on putting it up, if they want to. That's okay. It doesn't matter a thing to me. The thing is it can go up to a million.

He paanga whenua ano ahakoa te ngangaohia mai e te kaunihera me era atu, he wero nui tenei kei mua i te aroaro o era atu o nga kaunihera huri noa i te motu nei.


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