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Hui Invitation

Hokianga Accord Invitation - Whakamaharatanga Hui

Hokianga Accord

18 July 2007

“More fish in the water for tomorrow’s mokopuna”


Tena Tatou Katoa

The Hokianga Accord Working Group are pleased to confirm the ninth Hokianga Accord hui will be held on the 16th and 17th of August 2007.

You and your family are welcome to attend the hui at Whakamaharatanga Marae, Beach Road, Waimamaku, Hokianga.

The hui will commence at 10.00am on Thursday 16th and finish after lunch on Friday 17th.

In keeping with discussions at the Oturei hui, you are encouraged to bring your family or at least one other younger person with you to both share the experience and learn the kaupapa.

(Click on map above for enlarged version)

Hui Discussion

The agenda is still being finalised and we guarantee healthy discussion on what the Kahawai Legal Challenge judgment means and the subsequent stay application that has been granted by the High Court. The focus will be on the long-term effects of these decisions on fisheries management processes in Aotearoa.

We are also planning to discuss initiatives the Hokianga Accord can take to rebuild our fisheries and protect our marine environment through the meaningful application of kaitiakitanga (guardianship).

Local initiatives will also be discussed as well as MFish management of tuna (eels), tarakihi, scallops and other fisheries.

The finalised agenda will be loaded online so you can access it before the hui. Keep an eye on the following page for updated details


The agenda for the Whakamaharatanga hui is now available here  » » » (PDF 30Kb)


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 Whakamaharatanga.



Attached is a map of the location of the hui.

If coming from the north the best route is via Kawakawa and Kaikohe. Opononi is about 35-40 mins from Kaikohe. The marae is approx 10 minutes from Opononi.

From the south turn off at the Brenderwyns, SH12, and travel through the Waipoua Forest. Road is sealed. The marae is 10 mins past the end of the forest.

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 need to have a good indication of numbers as early as possible to assist the marae with their preparations.

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@moanaconsultants.co.nz

We look forward to seeing you at the hui.

Mauri Ora

Raniera (Sonny) Tau
Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

More details on the Hokianga Accord activities are here  » » »


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