Ngātiawa Iwi Versus Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Iwi WAI 88.
Original Claim WAI 88 filed and written by Pehi Parata, transcribed by Pirikawau mokopuna, Rhonda Marama Mullen at the Te Wananga o Raukawa offices Otaki.
Not for one moment do we believe it was Pehi Parata intention to cut the Ngātiawa Hāpu, and Tupuna who held Customary Chieftainship 1819-1840 and their mokopuna in 2016 out of Waitangi Tribunal claims process.Unfortunately, that was an intended outcome. A conscientious drive by WAI 88 and Atiawa ki Whakarongtai Charitable Trust and Marae Komiti for the last ten years in Waitangi Tribunal Judicial Conferences recorded in Tribunal minutes. Including of course the WAI 88 Nga Korero Toku Iho Hui for Parata whanau.
Due to the tenacity of Te Pukerangiora, Te Rangitaake, Pirikawau, Kahutatara, Puketapu and Te Ara Tupe o Tuiti mokopuna, practising passive resistance, we observed the lengths others have in their need to wipe out the presence of Ngātiawa - Ariki Te Rangitaake whanau on Kapiti Coast as in Waitara.It would be unwise, to assume Ngātiawa Iwi ki Kapiti claimants have retreated. We are walking our Strategic Plan our issues are with the Crown.
"There's one Bill that says that the land belonging to this small group over here will go to the whole iwi. That's wrong in Māori law, that's wrong in our law, and it's a wrong that we should stop." Winston Peters.