The second wave of takutaimoana ratification hui involved hapu from both sides of the Waiapu river coming together in acknowledgment of their shared kaitiakitanga interests.
On Sunday 19th March whanau and hapu members from Whangaokeno ki Onepoto met at Rahui marae in Tikitiki to decide whether to support or not support the Deed to Amend the Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore and Seabed Deed 2008. In January the first wave of takutaimoana ratification hui were held with four hapu cluster groups in Te Araroa, Hiruharama, Tolaga Bay and Tokomaru Bay.
Almost 60 hapu members representing 19 hapu from Whangaokena ki Onepoto, attended the hui and voted in favour of the two resolutions presented at the meeting. All attendees present at the hui unanimously agreed to support the amendments to the 2008 Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore and Seabed Deed of Agreement and the establishment of a hapu cluster based trust to exercise hapu foreshore and seabed rights that flow from the Deed.
After both resolutions had been passed, the trustees of the inaugural Whangaokena ki Onepoto Takutai Kaitiaki Trust were introduced and endorsed. The seven trustees were selected by the hapu at a hui at Hinepare marae that had been held earlier to discuss the ratification kaupapa. Ruihana Paenga was one of new trustees introduced, and in an interview conducted later with Radio Ngati Porou she described some of the mahi they will undertake in the short and long term.
"As a result of the Deed it triggers off a whole lot of work that needs to be done", said Ruihana. "Customary fisheries plans; establishing bylaws to give legal effect to concepts like rahui; working with the GDC to acknowledge the mana our hapu have over their takutai moana, in respect of any resource consents they may have in our rohe."
The next takutaimoana ratification hui will be held at 11am on Sunday 21st May at Uepohatu in Ruatoria for the Onepoto ki Rahuimanuka hapu cluster representing: Ngai Tangihaere, Ngati Rangi, Ngati Uepohatu, Te Whanau a Umuariki, Te Whanau a Ruataupare ki Tuparoa, Te Whanau a Hinetapora, Te Whanau a Hinekehu.
- For more info go to: www.ngatiporou.com/takutaimoana
- To listen to the interview on Radio Ngati Porou about the ratification hui at Rahui marae in March go to: https://soundcloud.com/tronpnui/ruihana-paenga_23-march-2017_re-fssb-ratification-feb-hui
- Outcome of the hapu cluster hui held Sunday 19 March at Rahui marae, Tikitiki.
|Whangaokeno ki Onepoto – The following hapu voted unanimously to ratify the amended Deed and the trust deed of the hapu cluster trust.|
Te Whanau a Takimoana
Te Whanau a Tapuhi
Te Whanau a Tinatoka
Te Whanau a Rerewa
Te Whanau a Rakaimataura
Te Whanau a Ngai Tane
Te Whanau a Hinepare
Te Whanau a Karuai
Te Whanau a Hinerupe ki Waiapu
Te Whanau a Uruahi
Te Whanau a Pokai
Te Whanau a Rakaihoea
Te Whanau a Mahaki
Te Whanau a UruhoneaTe Whanau a Hineauta