Tuesday January 23, 2018   Last updated 06:48AM

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

06:00am - 07:00am
Court puts fishhooks in taonga plan

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

East Coast iwi Te Aitanga a Hauiti has been told it must learn to work together to take responsibility for some significant taonga tuturu.

The Maori Land Court was dealing with a request from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to determine the traditional ownership of artefacts found at Opoutama Cooks Cove in Tolaga Bay.

They include a matau or fish hook found by John Mason in 1992 when he was 7 or 8 and handed in to Tairawhiti Museum in 2011, and a further 11 moa bone and shell matau found by archaeologist Chris Jacomb in 2007 and given by him to the museum the following year.

After a series of hearings the court was unable to get agreement from representatives of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti Iwi Incorporated (TAHI), Hauiti Marae and the Proprietors of Hauiti Incorporation as to who should have responsibility for their care.

Rather than pick one of the factions, Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox determined traditional ownership of the taonga tuturu resides in the members of nga hapu associated with Opoutama Cook’s Cove who are also Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti.

She vested the taonga in Hauiti Marae, the incorporation, Te Aitanga a Hauiti Charitable Trust and TAHI jointly.

They are discuss future care arrangements with the Tairawhiti Museum to ensure the taonga are preserved either at the museum or a similar storage and display facility at Tolaga Bay.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TWWoA 300x150 Info Days
Love Your Maunga
Waatea TV
Irirangi Waatea Kaiwhakahaere Bernie O'Donnell, Te Ati Awa
Darryl Evans CE Budgeting and Family Support Services Mangere
Labour has designed a Families Package that delivers more money to families with children and reduces child poverty while freeing up more than $2 billion over four years to contribute to our investments in housing, health, education, and other priorities.
Quinton Hita TV Personality
Independent filmmakers fear a slow erosion of Maori and Pacific content at Television New Zealand has begun.
Paul Majurey Marutuahu Chair
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Victor Walker Maori Education Advisor Ministry of Education Advisor
LULLABIES are designed to put us to sleep, but a group of local Hauitians have done just the opposite, experiencing a more active rendition of their tune.
Dr Mera-Lee Penehira Board Member TKKM o Hoani Waititi Marae
Te kura kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi marae is outraged at having been included in news reports this week highlighting cases of fraudulent activity uncovered by the auditor-general in some schools in New Zealand.
Troy Kingi Musician
Dale speaks to Troy Kingi about his ' Shake that skinny ass all the way to Zygertron' Tour.
1 Rawiri Wright | Nga heitara a teetahi puurongo e mea ana i pau huhua kore he putea nui
etahi o ngaa kura Maori o Aotearoa. Ko TKKM teetahi o eeraa kura
2 Victor Walker | Mo Taku Raukura i te Rangi
He Oriori teenei e whakaako i ngaa tamariki i te whakapapa me te hitori o to raatou hau kainga
Appealing decision by the judiciary
John Tamihere: For the first time in our history a Māori by the name of Joe Williams has been appointed to the bench of New Zealand’s highest court- the Court of Appeal - as its first Te Reo speaking judicial officer.
Prime Minister Ardern seizes leadership on Poverty
John Tamihere: When the Labour-led government passed its Families Package Act on a Saturday afternoon the week before Christmas, it signalled a culture and direction switch for this country and a beacon of light for thousands of New Zealanders.
Big Win for Kiwis in Australia
John Tamihere: I have written previously on values, ethics and direction of this new government and Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens have been hugely aggressive in tracking a 100-day delivery on what the trio campaigned on.
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus




To receive regular updates from Waatea News.