Northern News : April 13th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS Don't let hearing loss tone you down. SAVE BIG $$$ on Hearing Aids* AHCSB144MNN FREE hearing test for 50+ FREE professional follow-up for 1 year MINIMUM 60 day trial INSTANT fitting options * Budget aids start from under $1000. If buying 2 digital aids, our second aid at half-price offer can easily save you $1000 or more! Conditions apply. ST JOHNS BUILDING 58 RAIHARA ST, KAIKOHE FREEPHONE 0508 20 30 20 or visit www.appliedhearing.co.nz # Supporting Te Tiriti O Waitangi Settlements Process For Ng puhi Ng puhi. This is the most significant time in our modern history. 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 forward together. 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 wasted opportunity. 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 the Crown. 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 www.tuhoronuku.com. "Kia t tika ai te whare tapu o Ng puhi" Mauri ora Te R p o T horonuku For further information: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPHONE: 0800 101 084 MAIL: PO Box 263 Kaikohe 0440 WEB: www.tuhoronuku.com Open letter to Ng puhi Nui Tonu "Te Kauri i wehi rua, e kai a te ahi" BDO Kerikeri 25 Homestead Road. T: +64 9 407 7250 E: email@example.com www.bdo.co.nz We would like to invite you all to our free seminar on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to be presented by BDO Gisborne Associate and ETS specialist Charles Rau. Seminar details are: Date: Wednesday 20 April 2011 Time: 5.30 - 7.00 pm Venue: The Turner Centre 43 Cobham Road Kerikeri RSVP: Contact Rachel Smith on 09 407 7250 OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 18 April. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THE ETS AND MORE.. Seafaring days retold during festival In charge: Russell Harris at the helm of the R Tucker Thompson. Bay of Islands identity Russell Harris will entertain visitors to Pompallier Mission with stories of his seafaring adventures as part of an international heritage festival this month. Mr Harris will take part in the International Day for Monuments and Sites on April 18 which this year celebrates the cultural heritage of water. The history of the Bay of Islands over the centuries is built on water,'' Russell says. It was here that some of the earliest sustained interaction took place between Maori and Europeans, with many of the relationships begin- ning in the Bay eventu- ally influencing the rest of the country. There's no better place to celebrate that aspect of our heri- tage than here.'' Mr Harris is best known for building Northland's own tall ship, the R Tucker Thompson, but also has a richstories to tell. He will be at Pompallier Mission at 11am and 2pm on April 18.
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