Regular meetings of the
Hokianga Accord ensure that recreational, customary and commercial
fishing interest groups are kept up to date with matters relating
to shared fish stocks and marine protection issues.
The Hokianga Accord is
a Northland based forum supported by the Ministry of Fisheries,
Ministry personnel and has been endorsed by the Minister.
The meetings (hui) are very
welcoming and are usually overnight events commencing the first
day at 10.00am and finishing the following day after lunch.
Protocol requires visitors
(manuhiri) to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start i.e. 09.45am
for a 10am start. A formal welcome (powhiri) is performed by the
local iwi/hapu with introductions to follow. After that it is off
to the dining room (wharekai) to have welcoming refreshments and
The business begins in earnest
before noon and continues on into the night with plenty of breaks
to keep people fresh and motivated. Finishing before midnight the
hui achieves so much in such a short time, with people jumping out
of bed in the morning for more.
Those contemplating attending
for the first time are most welcome. Families, partners, or wife/husband
are encouraged to share the experience with you. For catering purposes
numbers need to be confirmed before the hui. This ensures there
is plenty of food and resources available on your arrival.
You can confirm your attendance
or if someone else will be coming on your behalf, by emailing or
calling Trish Rea on either 09 8186205 or 0274 175121. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
much does it cost?
A very reasonable koha is
required to cover costs; this is usually in the vicinity of $50
per person for an overnight event. The koha would be confirmed in
a general email notice sent out prior to the hui and during your
conversation confirming your attendance. Trish Rea is usually the
person nominated to accept your koha on your arrival.
Mattresses, pillows, pillowcases
and sheets are provided in a communal sleeping hall which doubles
as the meeting house (wharenui). By nature, the children gather
together and usually make their own space to enjoy the overnight
- Sleeping bag/duvet/blankets. You are welcome to bring your favourite
pillow if you prefer.
- Toiletries and towel
- Slippers, as no shoes are allowed within the wharenui
- Good humour
There is no alcohol permitted
on the marae and smoking is only permitted outside and clear of
to do before the hui
Those contemplating attending
the Hokianga Accord for the first time are most welcome.
Reports and articles covering
previous hui are online at: http://option4.co.nz/Fish_Forums/hokianga.htm
It is important that you read the previous reports so everyone is
prepared to work through the new material on offer at the hui.
An agenda will be sent out
prior to the hui for your information and feedback.
For those of you who have not had the privilege of being on a marae,
the first time can be rather daunting but it does not take you long
to feel right at home and in amongst friends.
Hokianga Accord look forward to your valuable input into these hui
For more information or to
confirm your attendance at the next hui please contact the Hokianga
Phone: 09 8186205
Mobile: 0274 175121
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