Accord Invitation - Oturei Hui
The Working Group are pleased to confirm that the next Hokianga
Accord hui will be held on the 19th and 20th of April 2007.
You and your family
are welcome to attend the hui at Oturei Marae, Oturei Settlement
The hui will commence
at 10.00am on Thursday 19th and finish after lunch on Friday
on map above for enlarged version)
The Kahawai legal challenge
and the Ministry of Fisheries released Shared Fisheries discussion
paper has dominated our landscape in the last six months and we
have only now come up for breath. This Shared Fisheries discussion
document needs our full attention as this Government moves to alter
fishing as we know it forever.
It is now clear that Customary, Recreational and Commercial Fishers
need to work together to halt this madness before decent information
is gathered to make informed decisions before moving on with the
sustainable Management of our fisheries.
We are all aware that because of over allocation of quota by MFish
at the outset of the Quota Management system, we now find many of
our inshore shared fisheries in trouble and if not let to recover,
may be lost to us forever.
I have attached the agenda
for your information and those delegated responsibility to provide
information to this hui please ensure you are prepared as the time
slots are extremely tight and we would not want to sit you down
before you are finished.
Printable agenda available
here » » »
A minimum of $50 per person for this
hui would be appreciated. Organisations who believe in the Hokianga
Accord’s kaupapa may wish to give additional koha. Please
give your koha to Trish Rea during your time at Oturei.
Travel time from Auckland
to Dargaville is 2.5 hours – Dargaville to Oturei marae is
Go through Dargaville and over onto the western side of the Northern
Wairoa River and head south on Pouto Road towards Te Kopuru.
Go past Notorious West Road (where there is a big sign “The
Kumera Box” and then take the next road on your right - Oturei
Settlement Road. The marae is 500 metres in front of you. A map
is attached to help you find the way to Oturei marae.
Please aim to be outside the marae gate at least 15 minutes before
the start time of 10am. You wouldn’t want to miss the powhiri.
Reports and articles covering
previous hui are online at:
What You Need to Bring
are required. As are your personal toiletries and towel. Warm socks
or slippers are highly recommended. Shoes for walking outside the
marae buildings, as the area is sealed.
Please feel welcome to bring your children, partners, mates or colleagues.
Most importantly bring your humour so we can all enjoy each others
company as we involve ourselves in robust discussions.
More details are online
Please reply to this
email with confirmation of attendance or unavailability. We are
expecting a good turnout to this hui. We need to have a good indication
of numbers as early as possible please.
All are more than welcome to this hui and look forward to seeing
you there. Please extend this invitation to anyone else you wish
to share the hui with. Any questions please call Trish Rea on 09
8186205 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the hui.