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Supporting Te Tiriti O Waitangi Settlements Process For Ng puhi
Ng puhi. This is the most significant time in our
The message we are getting from Ng puhi every-
where is that we should proceed together, towards a
comprehensive and durable settlement.
T horonuku have listened to concerns and we want to
keep Ng puhi united. We support Ng Hap o Ng puhi
to organise Waitangi Tribunal Stage 2 hearings -- if that's
what Ng puhi want.
We have also heard the concerns of some hap , and
want to give them our commitment that we are sincere
in wanting to engage with them so we can find a way
What are we doing about this? We have extended the
commencement date of the Mandating Hui to July
2011. During the next few months we will place our
efforts into creating a unified Ng puhi settlement. What
we want to make clear is that T horonuku has one job
-- to secure a mandate for the road to settlement.
Our strength is our people, our mana, and our heritage.
Let our strength also be our unity. To those who
say "we are not ready, wait", we say, we have already
waited 170 years. Every year delayed is a year of
It is important to know:
T horonuku supports a parallel process -- that
is, Ng puhi claimants appearing before the Waitangi
Tribunal at the same time as negotiations occur
with the Crown. It is vital that Ng puhi support each
other in this process.
The Waitangi Tribunal hears individual claims,
and the Crown settles historical claims
collectively. Waiting for the more than 600 Ng puhi
claims to be heard by the Waitangi Tribunal before
negotiating a settlement will take many years, holding
back our people and our region.
T horonuku will not be the recipient of any
settlement assets. At the conclusion of negotiations,
T horonuku's work will be completed.
Te R nanga Iwi o Ng puhi will not necessarily
be the recipient of any settlement assets. The
R nanga is a Charitable Trust and it is Crown policy
not to transfer assets to Charitable Trusts. Whether
it is a new Ng puhi entity or an existing one that
receives and manages settlement assets, this is a
decision for Ng puhi to make -- not the R nanga or
During the past three years, T horonuku has held 44
consultation hui throughout Aotearoa and with our
whanaunga in Australia.
Settlement will bring social and cultural upliftment and
economic opportunities for Ng puhi and the North.
Two large iwi who settled more than a decade
ago -- Tainui and Ngai Tahu -- are now economic
powerhouses, creating employment opportunities
for their people and their regions. They have growing
influence over every sphere of their community life.
Our local MPs, H ne Harawira (MP Te Tai Tokerau),
Kelvin Davis and Hon. Shane Jones all support a
Ng puhi settlement. Their statements, those of many
other Ng puhi and more information on the coming
mandating process can be read on our website
"Kia t tika ai te whare tapu o Ng puhi"
Te R p o T horonuku
For further information:
FREEPHONE: 0800 101 084
MAIL: PO Box 263 Kaikohe 0440
Open letter to Ng puhi Nui Tonu
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Everything Must Go!!!
Apr 8-22, KDZRUS, an exhibition of Hokianga
children's art at Rawene Gallery.
Apr 14-17, Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri, auction
fundraiser for Red Cross Christchurch
Earthquake Appeal. Paintings donated by local
artists to be auctioned April 17, 2pm. Artists
include David Barker, Frank Habicht, Hone
Tiatoa, Bruno Mertens.
Apr 15, Lunchtime concert at The Turner centre
Kerikeri featuring Lucy Shand and friends at
noon. Gold coin donation.
Apr 15-May 1, Never a Dull Moment, past and
present members of Origin Art and Craft
collective celebrate 30 years in Kerikeri. 128
Kerikeri Rd. Daily 9.30am-5pm.
Apr 16, Barbie Davidson and Mary Livingston
at Trussler's residence 80 Pa Rd, Kerikeri at
7pm. $30 at door or call (09) 946-6648.
Until Apr 16, Conversations on Human Rights
exhibition at Williams House Library Paihia.
Open Library hours.
Apr 18-22, Silent Arts Auction, at Waitaha
Conference Centre, Copthorne Waitangi. All
proceeds to Red Cross and Salvation Army for
Christchurch. April 18-22 9am-5pm, April 21
9am-7pm; April 22 9am-noon.
Apr 20-May 11, Missing Pieces, new work by
Mike Nettmann at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd.
Apr 27, Songs My Mother Taught Me -- Naomi
Ferguson at Castle Duo, Kaikohe, at 7.70pm.
$20 from Nursery Box and Castle Duo or $25
Until Apr 28, Objects of Desire, an exploration
of form, symbol and function by Hokianga
artists at Village Arts Kohukohu.
Apr 28, Songs My Mother Taught Me -- Naomi
Ferguson at The Turner Centre Kerikeri at
7.30pm. $25 and $20.
Until Apr 29, Seeing Red, at Art Upstairs, 22
Mill Lane, Kerikeri.
Apr 30, BOI Singers A Concert of Baroque
Music at The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, at
7.30pm $25, $12. Senior citizens welcome at
11am morning rehearsal $12.
Until May 1, Prints by members of the open
access Aberystwyth Print Workshop in Wales at
Art at Wharepuke. Daily 9am-5pm.
May 1, 30th Birthday party at Origin Art and
Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd. Open invitation 2pm-
May 3, Kerikeri Live Music Club meets at
7.30pm. Open to all musicians jazz, blues, folk,
country. Free entry, cash bar. For more
information call (09) 407-8839.
Art for Christchurch
Auction art: This quilt by Mieke Apps is included in the
auction for Christchurch at Copthorne Resort, Waitangi.
About the Arts
At 95 you have no peer
-- Russ Garcia
Art for Christchurch
A reminder to all art
lovers and anyone who
wants to help raise funds
for Christchurch that
there are two art
auctions coming up.
Out of the Rubble is
open now at Kaan
Zamaan Kerikeri for
viewing with a silent
auction in place until
Sunday when the auc-
tion proper starts at
Centre at the Copthorne
Hotel, Waitangi, has a
silent auction from April
18 to 22. There are some
included in these
auctions. Give your sup-
port to a worthy cause.
Human Rights --
installation is non-
aggressive and presented
in a thought-provoking
friendly manner, accom-
panied by curator Briar
Bentley's beautiful pho-
Briar has also added
personal evolving' inter-
pretations to each of the
30 Articles, encouraging
interaction and dialogue
with viewers. Post-it
notes written by the pub-
lic from the Whangarei
exhibition have been
collated and are on view.
Viewers are encouraged
to express their thoughts
Briar will be at the
library most days until
April 16 to talk to.
Neil Ieremia and Russ
Garcia at the Turner
Genius -- I use the
Within a week I have
witnessed the extraord-
inary talents of two men
I happily place in the
realm of genius.
Neil Ieremia is the
choreographer for New
acclaimed dance troupe
Black Grace which
wowed us last Thursday
with a collection of short
works in which Neil
plays and experiments
with new ideas, to find
new movement vocabu-
lary and ways of working
with his dancers. Verses
was a thrilling work of
artistic ingenuity, pre-
cision and synchronicity.
Last Saturday Russ
Garcia celebrated his
95th birthday with
friends and admirers
conducting a memorable
concert giving an insight
into his extraordinary
creative genius and
genial personality -- love
that naughty humour.
The show also featured
New York singer
Shaynee Rainbolt whose
interpretation of Russ
and Gina Garcia's lyrics
was simply sublime, with
the perfect voice.
Terese Genecco who
has the longest running
show on Broadway is a
delight with an ebullient
personality and great
jazz vocals. Host Tim
Beveridge nailed All The
Things You Are. And
what a band -- most of
NZ's top jazz musicians
featuring a four trom-
bone section. Thank you
Neil and Russ, take a
Objects of Desire is
another evocative exhi-
bition by Hokianga
artists including a stun-
ning installation of wire
crowns by Susan Camp-
bell at Village Arts
Kohukohu. This gallery
never fails to impress
me. Until April 28.
Prints by members of
the open access Aberyst-
wyth Print Workshop in
Wales, at Art at
Wharepuke, Kerikeri Rd,
is a new exhibition that
continues its series of
international shows with
a diverse selection of
subjects and print
techniques. Until May 1.
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