Tēnā koutou ngā whānau whānui o Ngāti Hauiti,
Please read through this panui with the program for Ngā Korero Tuku Iho starting next week from 12th September to 15th September.
There is a powhiri at 11am Sunday 11th September at Rata Marae for Ngā Iwi o Mokai Patea as well as preparation for the powhiri on Monday morning for the Tribunal and others.
If you are looking at attending please come to tautoko our whānau kaimahi as many hands mean light work.
E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā, tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa!
The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust will be hosting the Waitangi Tribunal,
from 12-15 September 2016, for Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho.
This is our opportunity to tell our stories, to deliver our waiata, whilst standing on our whenua.
This hui will lead us into the Taihape Inquiry Substantive Hearing that is scheduled to commence in early 2017.
Ngā iwi o Mōkai Pātea are encouraged to attend this hui if you are able to do so.
The general timetable for this 4-day hui is as follows:
9am – 5pm, Rātā Hall
Whakapapa and early origins
Settling in the Mōkai Pātea rohe
9am – 5pm, Rātā Hall
Ngāi Te Ohuake
9am – 5pm, Hīkoi for the Waitangi Tribunal
Sites of Significance
9am – 5pm, Moawhango Marae
The pōwhiri for Ngā iwi o Mōkai Pātea will be held at 11am,
on Sunday 11th September, at Rātā Marae (Te Hou Hou Road, Rātā).
Following this, we will practice our waiata and pātere
and then an update on the hui and more detail on
what can be expected for the coming days will be delivered.
At 9am, Monday 12th, Ngā iwi o Mōkai Pātea will deliver
an extensive haka pōwhiri to the Waitangi Tribunal, Crown and manuhiri,
bringing them onto Rātā Marae.
Commencement of the Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho hui is scheduled for approximately midday and will be held at the Rātā Hall (situated at the back of Rātā Marae).
Ngā iwi o Mōkai Pātea are asked to note, that following the hīkoi for the Waitangi Tribunal on Wednesday 14th, we will welcome them and the Crown into the Moawhango rohe by way of a combined pōwhiri for both Moawhango Marae and Te Riu o Puanga Marae.
This will commence at 4pm,
Moawhango Marae, Wherewhere Road, Moawhango.
Any updates will be emailed through and posted up on our Facebook page.
Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi!