June 2001

In this issue

12 years of negotiations with the Crown and the Department of Conservation sees the return of Hikurangi maunga and Pakihiroa Station to Ngati Porou, 100s of people gather at Rahui marae to remember and acknowledge the life of Tohunga Whakairo, Pineamine Taiapa and Wananga Reo held to promote and support the retention of Te Reo ake o Ngati Porou.

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Hikurangi returned to Ngati Porou

Legal title to Hikurangi was lost to the iwi a century ago. Efforts to restore the mountain to the people began in 1989, with an agreement by the Crown to sell the part of the mountain, covered by Pakihiroa Station to Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, for $300,000.