Te Rūnanga-A-Iwi O Ngāti Kahu
Date: Saturday 23 February 2013
Time: 10.00 am
Host: Te Taumata Kaumātua o Ngāti Kahu
Venue: 21A Parkdale Cres, Kaitāia
On Monday 4th February the Tribunal released the Ngāti Kahu Remedies Report, and the negotiations team have now done a close reading of the reasoning and commentary behind its recommendations.
The overwhelming flavour of the report are the suggestions of pragmatism and compromise which the Tribunal says guided the Crown, the other iwi and now itself in its non-binding recommendations.
Following are the main points identified thus far, with a summary initial analysis of each:
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NON-BINDING
"HIKOI AGAINST CHILD ABUSE IN KAITAIA"
Kaupapa highlighted by the recent high profiled 'Indecent Assaults'
on tamariki in Kaitaia.
Rueben Taipari - We have to do something about these assaults on our tamariki in our community. This hikoi is probably the most important one on a personal level we will ever do..
Lissa Kingi-Waiaua - "It is up to us as parent's to carry our tamariki's voices, it is up to us as a whanau to keep them protected, but it will take a community to put an end to these indecent acts".
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