Ngāti Pūkenga’ offer to host the hui at Whetu Marae and our Kuia Merewhiua Bennett’s karanga welcoming Ngāti Paoa manuhiri set the scene for a tikanga process to occur.
Ngāti Ranginui representatives came away feeling encouraged and humbled by Ngāti Paoa’ open, honest and transparent presentation from Hayden Solomon and Chairman, Gary Thompson.
Tika, Pono me te Aroha are the mātāpono (key principles) of Ngāti Paoa’ tikanga process which are clearly aligned with Ngāti Ranginui’ tikanga process.
Ngāti Paoa confirmed that they have no interests in Tauranga Moana.
We are looking to progress a Ngāti Paoa – Ngāti Ranginui Kawenata process.
This is a great outcome as we continue to engage with the individual iwi of Hauraki.