Patuharakeke have initiated dialogue with OTS.
On Monday 4th August Nigel Fyfe (Lead Crown Negotiator for Ngapuhi Claims Settlement), John Clarke (Cultural Advisor) and Maureen Hickey (Manager – Negotiation and Settlement) attended a hui at Takahiwai Marae. Following a powhiri and morning tea, the PTB Claims Progression Committee gave a presentation featuring a succinct background to our historical grievances and our position today in regard to the settlement process. The presentation was very well received and the OTS response was that this was just the beginning of dialogue and communications between Patuharakeke and OTS. In the coming weeks PTB will be firming up our aspirations moving forward, continuing with our legal action and direct action strategies and continuing communications with our neighbouring hapu and iwi. A copy of the excellent presentation by Guy Gudex is available to download on this page.