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Ngati Rahiri Maori Komiti hosted week 26 of the Wai­tangi Tri­bunal Hear­ings at the Copthorne Ho­tel’s Waitaha room from Oc­to­ber 16-20. For the last eight years, Nga­puhi have pre­sented sub­mis­sions to the Tri­bunal of the im­pacts suf­fered due to the breaches of Te Tir­iti o Wai­tangi, Ngati Rahiri Maori Komiti ad­min­is­tra­tor Waireti Paora says. ‘‘This week saw the Crown pre­sent­ing their sub­mis­sions to the Tri­bunal and Nga­puhi who were rep­re­sented from the Whangaroa, Whangarei, Te Pe­whairangi, Wai­mate-Ta­ia­mai and Man­gakahia re­gions. We would like to ac­knowl­edge the Copthorne staff, Kirsty Gal­loway and An­drew Whit­taker for ac­com­mo­dat­ing the daily changes to en­sure ev­ery­one was com­fort­able.’’

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