Ngati Whatua News

1 April 2009
The first months of 2009 have seen a significant increase in activity for Ngāti Whātua's iwi-wide treaty claim. Just before Christmas, a Deed of Mandate was signed with the crown. Work plans are now being finalised to complete the required work in time to enter negotiation in detail in the latter half of 2009. This will include the contracting of specialists to document historical accounts, and the establishment of teams to identify matters for cultural and commercial redress.
1 April 2009
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has bought a 5.22 percent shareholding in Leigh Fisheries. A rare opportunity arose to purchase shares in the highly successful export-led fishing company. Leigh Fisheries is New Zealand's leading exporter of chilled fish, delivering fish within three days of being caught to markets in Europe, the United States and Japan. The company exports species such as bluenose and hapuka from New Zealand but is involved in a number of international joint ventures including exporting fish to the United States from Asia.
1 April 2009
The Tai Tokerau family violence consortium, Amokura, has won a human rights award in New York. Amokura is hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and supported by a consortium of seven northern iwi authorities; Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahu, Whaingaroa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai and Ngāti Whātua. Amokura won the Alumni Human Rights Prize from the Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice in New York.