We oppose the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Trust!
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We are claimants, beneficiaries and/or descendants of Whakatohea Iwi. We do not agree to the mandate currently proposed by the Whakatohea Pre-settlement Claims Trust (or its predecessor Tu Ake Collective) to settle all historic Whakatohea Treaty Claims because the mandating process was flawed, undermined the hapu rangatiratanga of hapu and marae and thwart with conflicts of interest of Trust Board members.
28 out of 31 claimants (90.3%) have since withdrawn their support along with 4 out of 6 hapu of Whakatohea and will be seeking to withdraw 28 claims under Section 22.3 of the Mandate Strategy.
We are seeking a full Waitangi Tribunal inquiry process to progress the claims and we have already attended two Judicial Conferences.
We do not have confidence, trust and faith that the WPCT Trustees have the capacity nor institutional knowledge to represent our claims on our behalf.
In January 2017, 13 applicants that cover over 25 claims within Te Whakatōhea applied for an urgent hearing into the Mandate of the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Trust which was successfully granted.
The urgent hearing will be held from the 6th - 10th November 2017 at Awakeri Events Center. Come and listen to all the claimants evidence, hear from the Pre-Settlement Trust, interested parties and the Crown.
Everyone is welcome.
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