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What Has Been Really Happening

Below is a copy of an Appendix to a Ngai Tahu fishing report, sent to me. The report is from the “Contract Review Committee” (CRC), a committee of Tront- the Tribal council.- in March 09.  The report deals with a complaint about a fisheries issue brought by Wally Stone, former Chair/CEO of NTHC and Terry…



Hanover Finance & Tipene O’Regan

 Ngai Tahu's AGM – Hui-a Tau, is to take place at Oraka Aparima, a beautiful place on the south coast. As happens- its almost a ritual- Tipene O'Regan- a former leader of the tribe will, express his opinions on the financial state of the iwi. It is normally a diatribe of how, he, Tipene, could…



Roar Prawn: Gone Silent – Tactical Withdrawl- for the moment

"Roar Prawn" aka Tina Nixon  has decided to have a moments silence on NT issues. But not for long, I suspect- she is just gathering steam-and some of her temporary suspension of vitrol is aimed at Honi Harawira- would love to hear her deliver this on marae. In the mean time here are some comments…



Ngai Tahu Elections-Update

I have been meaning to write about the Ngai Tahu election for the Tront Representative and Alternate position. But I have waited until some of the elections had begun and some that have been completed. In March last year I wrote an extensive article on this blog about the process. New readers might like to…



“Act of Treason”

Today I received the email below headed Act of Treason "My whanau express the latest media acts by those few who dontunderstand the democratic process as inciting treason. Accordinglythey have sent Mark an email expressing their support for him.  Theyalso state that the focus placed on the Kaiwhakahaere in the mediaseems to be a strategy…



Another Tront Representative Reports

This is a report from a Runanga Representative that gives, another perspective on what has been happening at Tront. I have had to paraphrase the report a bit because the report is quite long and some of it not relevant to current issues.  It concerns two Tront meetings. One on the 24/25 Jan 07 and…



Message From a Tront Represenative

Stuart Bull, the Tront Represenative for Oraka Aparima Runaka has sent this email to a wide range of recipients. If you have not received a copy here it is: Subject: RARU RARU Lets get realTo: "All Papatipu Runaka Contacts" <RU@ngaitahu.iwi.nz>, "All Papatipu Runaka Contacts" <RU@ngaitahu.iwi.nz> Kia ora Koutou Katoa, What the, Once again I ask…



History Repeating Itself – Crown Control?

History often has a habit of repeating itself. As one unnamed sage, said – “ We learn from history that we do not learn anything from history.” It seems to me that this is the case in current campaign to oust Mark Solomon. It’s a repeat of what happened in 2006/7, see here, where there…



“Votabus” Is On The Road”

Just heard from a reliable source that Votabus is on its way to Otakou Marae this weekend to oust Hini Forsyth the Otakou rep on Tront. Predictable suspects behind it. Old, grey, or bald ex leaders and a youngish tall fat fellow. I also hear that Claire Williams the rep for Ngai Tuahuriri is also…