Ka mihi nui ki nga pakeke mo te kaha ki te kaupapa whakatikatika nga hara nga mamae me nga mate katoa o tera wa.
We acknowledge the efforts of those kaumatua who have passed on without realising the settlements for the Treaty breaches and grievances of Rongowhakaata.
Rongowhakaata claims to the Waitangi Tribunal were lodged from 1992 by Heni Sunderland, Peter Gordon, Darcy Ria and Stan Pardoe. The Waitangi Tribunal Hearings were held from 2001-2002. The Waitangi Tribunal Report was released in 2004.
Rongowhakaata negotiators and Claims Komiti are in the final stages of negotiations with the Crown. By February 2011 we will be able to give a clear indication of the timeframes for the Rongowhakaata Deed of Settlement and PSGE ratification process.
Rongowhakaata negotiators: Meka Whaitiri, Jody Wyllie, Stan Pardoe
Rongowhakaata Claims Komiti: Kaumatua, Lisa Taylor, Waka Taylor (Te Kuri a Tuatai Marae), Jackie Jones, Albert Stewart (Pahou Marae), Erena Nepe, Scott Riki (Whakato Marae), Jody Toroa, Tu Wyllie (Manutuke Marae), Thelma Karaitiana, Stan Pardoe (Ohako Marae), Specialist Advisors Layne Harvey and Spencer Webster
August 2008 – Turanga Agreement in Principle for the Settlement of the Historical Claims of Turanganui a Kiwa
Signed by the Kaumatua and Negotiators of the respective claimant groups, the Turanga AIP set the terms for subsequent negotiations to the draft Rongowhakaata Deed of Settlement, yet to be signed.