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Te Urewera Hunting Access

22 December 2014

Access to Te Urewera for hunters has been resumed in time for the Christmas–New Year holiday period as promised. Although still under development a new pōhiri (permit) will enable hunters to enjoy Te Urewera during their holidays. Te Urewera Board has determined a new approach using new language to describe postive new relationships bound by a high regard for reciprocity, and all based on age-old values to enable the safe use and...

The Waitangi Tribunal has identified a series of treaty breaches in the way the Crown fought for decades with hapu and individuals over ownership of Lake Waikaremoana. In the fifth part of its report on Te Urewera claims released this morning, the tribunal says the first breach was that the Crown did not provide a title that recognised collective tribal interests in the lake, including Ngati Ruapani, Nga Rauru o Nga Potiki, and Ngai...

Tuhoe leaders have embraced the Waitangi Tribunal's final part of its report into Treaty claims made by people from Te Urewera, saying the findings were consistent with the iwi's $170 million Treaty settlement. The findings, which were released today, deal with Treaty claims in respect of Lake Waikaremoana lodged by Tuhoe, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tamaterangi and others. In a four-page letter to Maori Development Minister...

The Crown has failed to pay tribes to use Lake Waikaremoana for hydro-electric generation and caused damage to a significant taonga in Tuhoe territory. Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera National Park. Photo: Robert Harding The findings are in the fifth Waitangi Tribunal report on Te Urewera, released this morning. Claims were lodged by Tuhoe, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tamaterangi, and other collectives and people. The...

Māori ownership over Lake Waikaremoana was ignored by the Crown and they further breached the Treaty of Waitangi when they refused to pay for the use of the water to generate power.  These are some of the key findings released in the Waitangi Tribunal's fifth report on Te Urewera.  Lake Waikaremoana is the focus of the latest Waitangi Tribunal report release today.  Ngāti Ruapani claimant Rapata Wiri is welcoming the...

The Maori Party will not say if claimants should be compensated or receive retrospective payments from the Crown for its use of Lake Waikaremoana. Lake Waikaremoana Photo: AFP/Robert Harding In the Waitangi Tribunal's fifth report on Te Urewera, it has found the lake has been damaged through hydro-generation and the Crown has not paid tribes to use the water. Maori Party co-leader and Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell said he...

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