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Hui Invitation

Hokianga Accord Invitation - Oturei Hui

Hokianga Accord

23 March 2007


Tena Koutou Katoa
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 Road, Dargaville.

The hui will commence at 10.00am on Thursday 19th and finish after lunch on Friday 20th.

(Click on map above for enlarged version)

Hui Discussion

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 15 minutes.
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

Sleeping bag/duvet/blankets 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 at http://option4.co.nz/Fish_Forums/hahuiinfo.htm


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 trish@option4.co.nz

We look forward to seeing you at the hui.

Mauri Ora

Sonny Tau


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