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Hauraki Treaty Settlement

Redress proposals under the Treaty Settlement relevant to this District will be revealed on Wednesday in a closed door 'Public Excluded' session.

Rumour has it that some of these proposals are likely to cause shock around the table. It seems that the Hauraki negotiators - David Taipari and Paul Majurey have patiently put together a list of claims that the Government negotiators have been hard pressed to refute.

All will be revealed in the New Year, no doubt. In the meantime, some of the rednecks on Council better make sure that they have their heart medication close at hand on Wednesday when the Government's Northern Treaty negotiator tables the draft Settlement.

For a better look at what is being claimed take a look at Paul Majurey's Newsletter dated January 2012.




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Reader Comments (3)

Sandra and her National Party Cohorts are going to choke and splutter like a V8 with water in the petrol line.

Welcome to the new way of doing things.

The Co Governance arrangements with Tainui and Waikato Councils has meant more of a meaningful voice for Maori at Council(s) table but in the end even they do not want the to undertake the minutae of Council functions and responsibilities as they do not have the capacity nor desire.

Makes for a more an inclusive community and that can only be good.

December 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

The settlement will herald an opportunity the likes of which is seldom seen. But the opportunity may well be lost is the validity of the redress is not recognised, and co-governance is not sincerely and enthusiastically embraced. The real test for our elected representatives looms at settlement time; let us hope they are not found wanting.

December 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRussell

I should clarify.

Tainui are more interested in setting policy than implementing it through the mechanism of local government, especially in the absence of an income stream to cover the costs of such a bureaucracy.

However, the ownership of water is a different argument :)

December 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

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