Nga¯ ti Hine says no

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Nga¯ ti Hine has re­jected the new plan to set­tle Nga¯ puhi’s Treaty claims, and is en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to do the same.

Te Maara a Hinea­maru chair­man Wai­horoi Short­land said the evolved man­date did not de­liver hapu¯ sovereignty, and Nga¯ ti Hine would mo­bilise hapu¯ and in­di­vid­u­als to par­tic­i­pate in the vote, and say no to the fi­nal pro­posal.

“Nga¯ ti Hine has al­ways looked for a rea­son to stay, and we have been un­able to find it in this fi­nal it­er­a­tion,” he said.

“We are dis­ap­pointed that the pro­posers did not have the courage to sup­port a truly hapu¯ led multi-set­tle­ment regime. Af­ter ne­go­ti­at­ing with the Crown, hapu¯ are then forced to ne­go­ti­ate within them­selves to re­dis­tribute the set­tle­ment quan­tum.”

Treaty Ne­go­ti­a­tions Min­is­ter An­drew Lit­tle (sec­ond left) with Nga¯ puhi rep­re­sen­ta­tives Rudy Tay­lor, Pita Tipene, Hone Sadler and Raniera (Sonny) Tau in Wellington ear­lier this year.

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