Wānanga-ā-Iwi – Ngāti Hikairo – War & Raupatu

Wānanga-ā-Iwi – Ngāti Hikairo – War & Raupatu

Kia ora Koutou,

The Hikairo Claims Team is holding a Wānanga to help us better understand the significance of War & Raupatu for Ngāti Hikairo.

We were amongst many iwi who were engaged in and affected by both Taranaki and Waikato Wars 1858-1864 and subsequently suffered from the Waikato Land Confiscation in 1864.
The Waananga will cover the immediate and long term effects of War and Raupatu upon Ngāti Hikairo.

The wānanga is to further help prepare and support the Ngāti Hikairo witnesses providing evidence at the War & Raupatu Hearing, at the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Glenview Campus in Hamilton 8-12 April 2013.

Our Wānanga:
Starts: 24 March 2013 at 10:00am
Ends: 24 March 2013 at 5:00pm
Venue: Waipapa Marae, Kāwhia

For enquiries please email: hikairoclaimsteam@gmail.com

Ōpārau School

The Hikairo Claims would like to report that an application to landbank the Ōpārau School has been made to the Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) on 9 November 2012. OTS acknowledged receipt of the applicationon 12 November 2012. OTS asked for endorsement from claimants of Wai 1112, Wai 1113, and Wai 2353 on 27 November 2012. The legal counsel provided endorsement and this was received and accepted by OTS on 29 November 2012.

The Hikairo Claims team went through a consultation process with the whānau directly related to the Ōparau school, support and endosement as to what process they would like to undertake was sought. After much consultation, inluding at the last wānanga, the decision was to allow the Hikairo Claims Team to lodge the Ōpārau school under the Rūnanganui-o-Ngāti Hikairo. This decison was endorsed by kaumātua and whānau affected by the alienation of the land the school stands on.

The process now, is that the land will be landbanked and will be part of the Ngāti Hikairo settlement negotiations on behalf of the whānau that it represents.