The July 2009 newsletter and mailout have now been posted into the 'Private Area.'
UPDATE 4 - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2009:
A very brief and informal second-hand summary of the proceedings of the hui-a-iwi held in Kaitaia Community on Saturday 4th July 2009 has been posted into the 'Private Area' under 'UPDATE 4'
Ngati Kahu Instructions on the Crown's June 2009 Offer to Settle the Shared Interests and Overlapping Claims in Te Hiku o Te Ika
On Saturday 27th June, Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu considered and gave instructions to the Ngati Kahu negotiators on the following matters:
Foreshore law failing Maori, should be scrapped: Report2:05PM Wednesday Jul 01, 2009
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples. Photo / Mark Mitchell
A review of the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act says it should be repealed.
The 150-page report said the law failed to recognise Maori property rights as recognised by the courts and advanced the general interests of the public at the expense of Maori.
UPDATE 2 - WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY 2009:
Te Hiku O Te Ika Iwi Forum Negotiators held a teleconference to discuss the results of a meeting on 30th June 2009 between the Chief Crown Negotiator (Pat Snedden) and the Forum Lawyer (Te Kani Williams, who is also a Ngati Kahu Negotiator), and the implications on the timing and agenda for the planned hui-a-iwi in July 2009.
UPDATE 1 - MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2009:
The CEO report on additonal operational matters to be raised at the hui-a-marama on Saturday 27th June has been posted into the Private Area.
On Monday 22nd May, Influenza A [H1N1], commonly known as swine flu, was confirmed in one of our Ngati Kahu whanau at Pamapuria who had recently returned from Auckland.
Although the virus is highly contagious, the current form of it is relatively mild. The Ministry of Health is no longer trying to contain it and advises as follows:
The June 2009 newsletter and mailout has now been posted into the Private Area
The Negotiators representing Te Hiku O Te Ika Iwi Forum plan to hold a series of hui to present and receive feedback from the people of Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngaitakoto, Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu on the Crown offer to settle their claims to Te Aupouri Forest, Te Oneroa-a-Tohe and other lands.
DATES AND VENUES:
On Wednesday 10th June, three senior Crown Ministers met with Iwi leaders from throughout the motu to further discuss options and ideas for accelerating the settlement of historical Treaty claims.
An unofficial eyewitness report from Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu's CEO has now been posted into the Private Area.