Northern News : August 17th 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 EAST WEST WASTE 0800 492 783 www.eastwestwaste.co.nz RECOVER RECYCLE REUSE PLACE KERBSIDE BY 7.30am RECYCLE CRATE 5-PACK TAGS $5.62 $2.25 REFUSE BAGS $1.23 $2.25 RECYCLE BAGS REFUSE STICKER The only kerbside recyclers in the Mid-North RRP RRP RRP RRP CHOOSE BLUE... IT'S GREENER THAN GREEN Ngapuhi now ready Home and away: Pete Morunga, originally from Panguru in the Hokianga, with his son Hokianga, 17, oversees the Tuhoronuku voting papers coming off the press in Wellington. Go to www.northern news.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to hear Sonny Tau. NGAPUHI, New Zealand's largest tribe, began its treaty settlement journey on Friday. Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku, the tribe's negotiating group, is seeking a mandate to rep- resent the iwi in settlement negotiations with the Crown. Almost 30,000 voting packs have been posted out. Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku will have 15 representatives: Seven subtribes, four urban representatives; two kauma- tua and kuia and two Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi representatives. All Ngapuhi over 18 have four voting options -- online, post, fax and at mandate meeting to be held through- out Northland, Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Invercargill. Meetings will also be held in Sydney and Perth where many Ngapuhi live. Full information on voting options and meeting dates and venues is available on the www.tuhoronuku.com website. The election process is being managed by indepen- dent Christchurch-based organisation Electionz.com Ltd, who also ran the 2010 local government election. This will be the last big treaty settlement. One in five Maori affiliate to Ngapuhi, a population of 122,214 (2006 Census). Sixty percent live in the greater Auckland area and 13 percent live in the Ngapuhi home region of Northland. Tuhoronuku interim chair- man Raniera (Sonny) Tau says every year settlement is delayed is a year of wasted opportunity for Ngapuhi, especially young people. It is time for Ngapuhi to take their rightful place in Aotearoa and become an economic force that is able to provide cultural, social and education advancement. After 44 hui and talking to Ngapuhi over the last three years in Aotearoa, Sydney and Perth, we are finally ready. Mandate voting will give all Ngapuhi the opportunity to have their say.'' Tuhoronuku commissioned an independent Horizon Research survey in June to gauge how Ngapuhi were thinking. The survey found 91 percent of Ngapuhi want to negotiate a settlement, 69 percent support for Tuhoro- nuku holding mandate while 50 percent want settlement negotiations to continue in parallel with Waitangi Tri- bunal hearings. Go to www.tuhoronuku. com or phone 0508-666-447 for information.
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