Jan 5 - Gisborne
Jan 5 - Gisborne tribes have called Tainui for help
Kua toro atu nga iwi o turanganui a kiwa ki te heamana o Te Arataura a Tukoroirangi Morgan hei awhina i a ratou mahi whakatau kereme, hei whakatau hoki i nga nawe kei waenganui i nga kaitono whenua.
Gisborne tribe's have called on Tainui's Te Arataura chairman Tukoroirangi Morgan to help bridge the gap between a number of issues regarding its treaty settlement in a bid to bring unity among its people.
Ko Tukoroirangi Morgan te kaihautu matua i nga rawa kereeme a Waikato Tainui - inaianei ko ia te kaiwhakatika i nga tautohe a nga iwi o turanganui a kiwa
Tukoroirangi Morgan is the chief negotiator for Tainui claims, now he has come to help the tribes of Gisborne resolve their issues
Owen Lloyd:"Ka tono atu te kawana kia Tuku Morgan ki te hara mai ki te tautoko ki te whai atu tetahi huarahi ka puta mai matou i te kotahitanga"
Tokotoru nga iwi kei raro i te kahui kaitono e kiia nei ko Te
Pou a Haokai - ko ngariki kaiputahi, ko te Whanau a Kai me Te
Aitanga a Mahaki - hei ta Owen Lloyd, ko te raruraru, kei te
noho totara wahi rua ratou...
There are three iwi under the cluster of Te Pou a Haokai Ngariki Kaiputahi, Te Whanau a Kai and Te Aitanga a Mahaki. Owen lloyd says the problem is they have opposing thoughts.
Owen Lloyd::"Tetahi tangata e pirangi te rahi o te keke kia ratou kaore matou e whakae me noho tahi matou"
He toru rau neke atu heketea i murua i ngatapa, hei ta te mangai mo te Whanau a Kai, kua tae te wa me hoki whenua mai
More than three hundred thousand acres of land was seized from the Ngatapa area, and member of the local tribe Te Whanau a Kai say it is time to take the land back
Dave Hawea:"Te Whanau a Kai went under ground through shame because they were left landless, they were left homeless and to me thats it, thats our claim."
Neke atu i te tekau ma rima tau kua hipa mai i te whakataunga o nga kereeme whenua a Waikato Tainui - he matau rawa te heamana o Te Arataura ki nga uauatanga o tenei mahi..
Tainui Waikato signed off their land claim more than fifteen years ago, and the chair of the Tainui board Te Arataura has experienced first hand the difficulties of this process
Tukoroirangi Morgan:"Kei te mohio katoatia ratou ki te kore ratou e kotahi ka pakeke ka uaua engari me kotahi i raro i te kowai tootika, kaua mo te koretake noa iho "
"I believe they understand that if they do not come together the process will get harder, but it is important that it is fair and has purpose and its not wasted."
Dave Hawea:"I made it clear to Tuku that our people are saying
that if we havent been settled fairly or unjustly, we will just
walk away from it."
Katahi ano ka mutu te hui i waenganui i nga iwi.. Ko te korero, kei te wehewehe tonu te noho - heoi kua whakaae ratou, me whakakotahi i runga i te tumanako, ka mau tonu tena iwi, me tena iwi, ki ona mana whakahaere, rangatiratanga hoki.
The tribal meeting has just concluded, and although there is still some separation amongst them, they have agreed to come together with the hope that each tribes rights to their own authority and self governance will remain.
Koira taku hiahia kia tatou me mahi tahi tatou ka whiwhi oranga tino tere i tenei wa engari ma te wa ka kite matou.
Hei te wiki e tu mai nei - i runga i te powhiri a Tukoroirangi Morgan, ka haere atu nga iwi e toru nei ki Hopuhopu, ki reira, tirotiro ai, wananga ai hoki i nga mahi a Te Kauhanganui o Waikato.
Tukoroirangi Morgan has invited the tribes to look at his
tribal body next week in Hopuhopu near Huntly.