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With funding by CFRT the Crown Forestry Rental Trust and Te Puni Kokiri and not forgetting Fisheries money the MTA has a reason to get a mandate to run every claim including Wai 108. They own and have included ALL new names in their Wai 52 whose original claimants have all passed on. Those now running this claim have in the most part never been involved in Maori affairs in the tribe running back over 30 years with many having indirect whakapapa not direct to Maori Chiefs. A Muaupoko Claimants Cluster was formed with the lawyers representing those Wai claims that were left out. This included Wai 108 which at the time was not wanting to become involved due to individual disputes and the fact no dialogue was discussed and when it was it was bulldozed to nothing by the same MCC claimants at the beginings. We had reservations right through meetings then decided we wanted to be Independent even though the Crown had stated we must cluster. In June 2012 Wai 108 teminated being in the Cluster as it came to a head that claimants were intending to talk only for themselves & some were not showing up to the huis so noone knew where they were. It was totally disorganised but in saying this dominated by one person. We opted out.

Muaupoko Cluster Claimants in the Horowhenua settlements

There have been many MMC Cluster meetings to discuss the upcoming Waitangi Tuku Iho process. For more information check the following PDF file. Click here to download the July MCC Waitangi Tribunal update [OPEN pdf: ]

Muaupoko Research Update
MCC Counsel understands that research will be an issue raised at the conference and in anticipation of the same provides this synopsis of the collective Muaupoko research needs to the Tribunal.Before addressing specific reports and their relationships to particular claims, counsel wish to assert that a complete, well-researched and documented oral and traditional history project for the Muaupoko tribe should be undertaken as a very high priority. The claimants wish to acknowledge work done by Dr. Gilling that addressed the history surrounding Ihaia Taueki and his descendants in the Horowhenua area. This report has been useful but it was never intended to be the sole foundation of research supporting the claimants and their claims. The reports sought by the claimants must be complete and should address the full Muaupoko rohe not merely Muaupoko ki Horowhenua. The research required should address all hapū and cover the pre-waka migration history of Muaupoko as well as their fate after the arrival of colonial settlers. Counsel strongly stress the need for an oral history component in addition to broad- scale research. Claimants and counsel have identified the research that appears essential to prove their claims:

Wai Synopsis of Claim Research Required

Wai 262 Findings are
concerns damage to toheroa beds, pingao, harakeke, foreshore & marine ecosystems,
the degradation of Horowhenua lakes,rivers, streams, sands and sand duneerosion, seabed, eel weirs and other
customary kaimoana sources treasured by Muaupoko, Public Works takings, theKohitere and Waitarere forests as they
relate to the ownership of Muaupokopeople, local government issues includingthe Horowhenua District Council and its
predecessors and their numerous breachesto the lands and environs of the Muaupoko people.
Muaupoko Mana Whenua Report
Muaupoko Lakes and Mana Moana Report
Muaupoko Waahi Tapu
and Environmental Report
Local Government Report
237 Wai 237 concerns the degradation of Lake Horowhenua and the legal and regulatory
laws and policies that abrogate from Muaupoko their kaitiakitanga and rangatiratanga of Lake Horowhenua. This
problem extends to include sand dunes and other surround environs and waahi tapu.
Muaupoko Environmental and Waahi Tapu Report; Muaupoko Lakes, Waterways, and Natural Features and
Mana Moana Report; Muaūpoko Lake Horowhenua and surrounds environment report Muaupoko Environmental and Waahi Tapu Report;
Muaupoko Lakes, Waterways, and Natural Features and
Mana Moana Report; Muaūpoko Lake Horowhenua and surrounds environment
1490 Wai 1490 is a claim by Mario Hori-Te Pa and others. Details of this claim to be provided at a later stage.

1621 Wai 1621 is a claim by Mark Stevens. Details of this claim to be provided at a later stage.

1629 Wai 1629 is a claim filed by Viviene Taueki on behalf of Muaupoko concerns Crown policies and practices that have disregarded Māori matauranga, tino rangatiratanga, and katiakitanga obligations when decisions
concerning environmental matters are made, as well as land takings under the Native Land Court scheme.
Muaupoko Environment and Waahi Tapu Report

2045 Wai 2045 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Kahumaori Kay Pene, for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It
concerns the Crown’s taking of Muaupoko land and resources in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Muaupoko/District wide Oral and Traditional History Report.

2046 Wai 2046 is a claim filed by three individuals, namely Jillian Munroe, John and Roimate Kenrick for and on behalf of
District wide Economic Impacts Report
Muaupoko. It concerns Muaupoko lands loss which led to economic impoverishment and downstream prejudice including but not limited to criminal offending.

2048 Wai 2048 is a Whanau claim filed by an individual, namely Te Rautangata Kenrick concerning Whanau lands that the claimants allege were alienated from them by Native Land Court processes. It also alleges that the Crown imposed land administration policy and practice which were designed to further alienate the claimants from their ancestral lands. All these are issues applicable to all Muaupokom who have suffered land loss via the Native Land Court system.
Native Land Court Report

2050 Wai 2050 is a claim filed by an individual, namely Mariana Williams for and on behalf of Te Kapa Trust, Ihaia Taueki and Muaupoko. It concerns the Horowhenua block and the role the Native Court has played in alienating Muaupoko from the Horowhenua block.
Muaupoko Mana Whenua Report

2051 Wai 2051 is a Whanau claim filed by an individual, namely Whetu Kenrick for her brother, Derek and for her Whanau and for Muaupoko. The claimant’s brother, Derek,
District Wide Maori Mental Health Report suffered mental illness. It therefore concerns Maori mental health which pleads as both an issue and a consequence of Crown actions and prejudices which have detrimentally impacted upon and are applicable to the wider Muaupoko community. In that sense while initially a Whanau claim, it presents issues that
concern all of Muaupoko.

2052 Wai 2052 is a claim filed by an individual namely James Kenrick, for and on behalf of Muaupoko concerning Muaupoko waters, lakes, streams and beaches and Crown systematic abrogation of Muaupoko
kaitiakitanga, mana moana over said taonga. It is essentially a resource management claim hoping to restore kaitiakitanga and mana moana back to Muaupoko.
Muaupoko Mana Whenua Mana Moana Report
Specific Moana/Lakes Environmental Degradation Report

2053 Wai 2053 is a claim filed by two people, namely Mona Kupa and Hera Ferris for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It concerns the lack of adequate provision and access including financial funding and support to
Muaupoko to ensure adequate access to health care and support. Wai 2053 differs
from Wai 2173 such that the latter concerns historical Maori health issues whereas the former concerns contemporary Maori health issues including the failure to ensure
District Wide Health Social Economic Reportthat Maori health issues are recognised and
adequately addressed.

2054 Wai 2054 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Bella Moore for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It concerns rating and local government policy and practice which were purposely designed and implemented in such a way to omit
Muaupoko participation and benefit.
District Wide Local Government Report
District Wide Rating Report

2056 Wai 2056 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Henry Williams for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It concerns the alleged Crown failure to safeguard and adequately protect Muaupoko matauranga including education of all matters pertaining to Muaupoko such as te reo, Muaupoko tikanga and kawa, value systems, identity and the abrogation of Muaupoko education replacing the same with Pakeha education.
Muaupoko Oral and Traditional History Report

2093 Wai 2093 is a claim filed by an individual, namely Jean Brownie for and on behalf of Muaupoko concerning the Crown’s abrogation of Muaupoko to harvest beached whales including the meat, blubber, bones and other rongoa associated with beached whales. It is essentially a resource management claim hoping to restore kaitiakitanga back to Muaupoko.
Muaupoko Oral and Traditional History Report
Muaupoko Whenua Mana Moana Report

2140 Wai 2140 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Hinga Gardiner for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It is a mana
wahine claim which pleads that Muaupoko women have been displaced within both imported value systems which fail to
recognise Muaupoko women as equals to men.
Muaupoko Oral and Traditional History Report
Muaupoko Mana Whenua Report
District Wide Mana Wahine Report

2173 Wai 2173 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Carol Murray for and on behalf of Muaupoko. It concerns Crown established policies and practices that contribute to factors of ill health such as low income, poor housing, low education, and low unemployment and associated ill health disparities that disadvantage Muaupoko.
Muaupoko/District Wide Social Economic Report

2175 Wai 2175 is a claim by Francis Brown and concerns the abrogation of kaitiakitanga of Muaupoko in relation to marine and mammals in particular dead and stranded whales. The claim says stranded whales and
the fishing of them was part of Muaupoko culture and harvesting of whales for meat, blubber and bones were treasured taonga used for food, rongoa and weaponry whereas today the same is outlawed.
Muaupoko Mana Moana Report
Muaupoko Oral and Traditional History Report

2326 Wai 2326 is a claim brought by an individual, namely Peggy-Anne Gamble, for and on behalf of Muaupoko as well as more specifically the desecendants of Hopa Heremia. It concerns the Crowns taking of
Muaupoko land and resources, as well as the Crowns failure to properly protect the rights of the Muaupoko people.
Muaupoko/District wide Oral and Traditional History Report.

MIR 5912 MIR 5912 is a claim filed by Adelaide Waititi the full particulars of which will be
pleaded to at a later date.
Particulars to be provided at a later date

MIR 6031 Mir 6031 is a claim filed by Alexander Taueki and concerns Crown policy andm legislation and subsequent conduct when creating Māori Townships and the laws that governed them thereafter and subsequent
loss of Māori land
Native Townships Report
7. Counsel will discuss this memorandum further at the conference if required to do so.
DATED at Auckland this 12 July 2011.
David Martin Stone
Linda Thornton - Counsel
Kathy Ertel - Counsel
TO: The Registrar, Waitangi Tribunal; Crown Law Office; and those on the
notification list for Wai 2200 Inquiry.
Wai Number Claimant/Claimant Group Counsel
1. Wai 52 Kahu Pene K. Ertel
2. Wai 108 Tama Ruru M. Sinclair
3. Wai 237 William Taueki L. Thornton
4. Wai 1490 Mario Hori-Te Pa and others K. Ertel
5. Wai 1621 Mark Stevens K. Ertel
6. Wai 1622 Mervyn Taueki Ransom D. Stone
7. Wai 1629 Vivienne Taueki L. Thornton
8. Wai 2046 John and Roimata Kenrick and Jillian Munroe D. Stone
9. Wai 2048 Te Rautangata Kenrick D. Stone
10. Wai 2050 Mariana Williams D. Stone
11. Wai 2051 Whetu Kenrick D. Stone
12. Wai 2052 James Kenrick D. Stone
13. Wai 2053 Mona Kupa D. Stone
14. Wai 2054 Bella Moore D. Stone
15. Wai 2056 Henry Williams D. Stone
16. Wai 2093 Jean Brownie D. Stone
17. Wai 2140 Hinga Gardner D. Stone
18. Wai 2173 Carol Murray D. Stone
19. Wai 2175 Francis Brown D. Stone
20. Wai 2326 Peggy Ann Gamble K. Ertel
21. MIR 5912 Adelaide Waititi D. Stone
22. MIR 6031 Alexander Taueki, et al. L. Thornton

The Government has ignored tikanga the most important aspect for Maori. Some like Wai 108 is 20 years old and will not even get a say yet is the only originasl claim left of a claimant still alive today.

To brush this aside the politicians who allow the MTA a mandate on a flawed AGM etc and false media exposure plus Te Puni Kokiri's irresponsible draft is totally wrong so this website will portray just why there is a problem that needs to be solved. Remember too the Kaunihera Kaumatua Council never holds meetings in the Horowhenua so kaumatua are not even advised or asked to offer advice from those who have knowledge.


With their 4 lawyers & more advisers their became a group of some 22 claimants who formed a cluster group which the Tribunal had asked for as one cannot go alone. But in the treaty of Waitangi individuals can be heard? so here its questionable. The lawyers for the claimants x4 and approx 22 claimants setup an MCC Muaupoko Claimants Committee as they were locked out by the MTA who want to use one claim for all. Thus you now have 2 sides fighting yet noone could compromise to go as one---- and meetings broke down due to the antics of certain tribal members which would not allow the 2 parties to come together.


The cluster met at kawiu marae at 1pm to discuss the upcoming Waitangi Tiko Iho to be held in December to listen to Muaupoko claimants on their historical background before the year 1880. The turnout was dismall as the MTA never participated yet were invited and noticeably some of the claimants never came. However lawyers for the Cluster and their staff were present to discuss the historical significance of the Muaupoko tribe based on whakapapa, and occurrances during the period with some claimants putting in apolgies. The timeframe was perhaps short given by the Waitangi Tribunal as claimants do not have funding nor do they have a lot of written material to study for the research involved. It was felt that an extension period be asked for so claimants can collate information better. The MCC formulated a reseacrh group to work together with the lawyers.

The blame is on all Maori not thinking and getting their act together. Too much bickering and nothing being achieved. Disgraceful.

All are too blame


Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui


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