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Hokianga Accord


Hokianga Accord - Mid north iwi fisheries forum

2005 to 2013

"More fish in the water"

"Kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai"

 
 

Hui resolution - NZ Shark Alliance

12 Apr 13
The Hokianga Accord supports the New Zealand Shark Alliance in seeking a ban on shark finning in New Zealand waters, to have whole sharks landed with their fins naturally attached, and to have that fish fully utilised.
accord shark resolution

Many concerns were raised at the recent hui held at Mahurehure Marae, Auckland. These issues are summarised here.........

 

Formation of the Hokianga Accord

In 2005 the Minister of Fisheries decided to establish regional iwi fisheries forums all around the motu [country]. Two forums were established in the north. Te Hiku O Te Ika covers Muriwhenua, the far north down to the Hokianga Harbour. The Hokianga Accord includes mid north iwi including Ngapuhi and Ngati Whatua, various hapu and whanau groups.

These forums were established to assist the Minister of Fisheries, in part, to fulfil the Crown’s ongoing statutory obligation to provide for the input and participation of tangata whenua having a non-commercial interest in fisheries, an interest in the effects of fishing on the aquatic environment while having particular regard to kaitiakitanga [guardianship, of the people and resource].

These legal obligations relate to Maori's non-commercial fishing interests, as per the Fisheries Act 1996 (s12(1)(b)) and the Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992.

 

Hokianga Accord hui

In May 2011 the Hokianga Accord held its 15th overnight, public hui to discuss fisheries-related matters that concern both Maori and non-Maori people, customary and recreational fishers, environmental and legal interests and scientists.

These hui are supported by the Accord’s Working Group, who meet and communicate on a regular basis to ensure the Minister is meeting his obligations.

After six years of hui, listening to each others’ views and writing submissions together both Maori and non-Maori are committed to working through the Hokianga Accord to achieve the common goal of "more fish in the water/kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai".

 

Contents:   Updates
Submissions Correspondence News - Update #43
Reports Reference material Update archive
Public awareness Ngapuhi Customary management tools

 

Submissions

These are some of the submissions made by the Hokianga Accord, either separately or in conjunction with other non-commercial fishing interests. The Accord has also contributed to a number of other documents, some of these are included below. These documents were submitted to various government agencies.
 
2010
Kahawai review
A comprehensive 20-page submission by the Hokianga Accord, the NZ Sport Fishing Council and option4. An alternative management strategy and a series of recommendations have been developed to achieve 'more fish in the water'.

13 Aug 10

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Coromandel scallops - inseason TAC review
A joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, NZ Sport Fishing and option4 rejecting the MFish proposed in-season increase for commercial harvesters. The joint submitters want commercial dredging excluded from low-density areas, to protect the environment.

28 Jul 10

(360Kb)

Deemed value review
Joint submission and comments from the Hokianga Accord, the NZ Sport Fishing Council and option4, recommending all commercial catch is accounted for within the TACC. Any overcatch is taken from next year's limits.

26 Jul 10

(290Kb)

Trevally and Hapuku-Bass
Joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, NZ Sport Fishing and option4 advising that the process being used to set the catch limits for Hapuku/Bass 3 and Trevally 2 is illegal and the Minister needs to be wary when making decisions based on MFish advice.

26 Jul 10

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Bladder kelp - Management measures
Joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, option4 and the NZ Sport Fishing Council supporting the MFish-proposed management measures for attached Bladder Kelp seaweed, and an additional requirement to ensure sustainability.

23 Jul 10

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Bladder kelp seaweed submission
Joint submission from the Hokianga Accord and option4 advising that the proposals for attached Bladder Kelp Seaweed are unlawful, breach the Purpose and Principles of the Fisheries Act 1996 and undermine government policies such as Fisheries 2030.

15 Apr 10

(80Kb)

 
2009

Accord support for Deep Water Cove Rahui

The Hokianga Accord supports the proposed two-year temporary closure to fishing in Maunganui Bay - Deep Water Cove, in the Bay of Islands. The Accord urges the Minister of Fisheries to provide resources for the ongoing effort to increase abundance of inshore fish stocks.

15 Dec 09

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Draft North Island West Coast Fisheries Plan

A joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, the Wellington Recreational Marine Fishers' Association and option4 advocating for measures to restore abundance in important West Coast fisheries, as such the joint submitters do not support the draft plan in its present form.

16 Oct 09

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Seaweeds are very important environmentally

A joint submission from the Hokianga Accord and option4 advocating that Bladder Kelp in all fisheries management areas is not introduced into the QMS in October 2010. Another management tool should be used in recognition of Bladder Kelp's very high ecological, environmental, social and cultural values.

22 Sep 09

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Sustainable strategies for more fish in the water

Joint submission to MFish from the Hokianga Accord, option4 and the NZ Big Game and Recreational Fishing Councils. This document discusses innovative ways to increase the value derived from fishing to achieve abundance, a healthy marine environment and fish for the future.

17 Jun 09

(260Kb)

 
2008

Perspectives on non-commercial fishing interests

A joint submission providing the new fisheries Minister, Phil Heatley, with non-commercial fishing interests' perspectives on the issues facing the government in enabling the Minister to achieve sustainable use of our fisheries.

5 Dec 08

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Fisheries Bill (No.2) - Supplementary submission

A supplementary submission from the Hokianga Accord, option4 and the NZ Big Game Fishing Council addressing the concerns raised during the Select Committee hearing on August 7th, 2008.

11 Aug 08

(90Kb)

Fisheries Act Amendment Bill (No.2)

A comprehensive submission from the Hokianga Accord, option4 and the NZ Big Game Fishing Council asking for the Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Bill (No.2) to be withdrawn.

5 Aug 08

(140Kb)

 
2007

Kaimoana Regulations

The Hokianga Accord supports the Ministry of Fisheries proposed amendment to the Kaimoana Regulations to include freshwater as well as marine fisheries. The Accord also wants Mfish to address concerns raised in various submissions.

22 Nov 07

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Marine Protected Areas Strategy

Joint submission from non-commercial fishing interest groups on the MFish/DoC MPA Draft Classification and Protection Standards document including specific comments on the Crown's obligations to Maori, Aotea (Great Barrier) reserve, Akaroa Taiapure and the Marangai Taiamai management plan.

1 Oct 07

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Regulation Review 2007

The Hokianga Accord has input into a response from option4, to proposals from the Ministry of Fisheries, to alter the season for North Island west coast scallops.

27 Aug 07

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Northern Tuna (eel) Management

The Hokianga Accord, supported by the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and option4, recommends a 30% reduction in the shortfin eel quota and a 50% quota reduction for longfin eel due to particular sustainability concerns.

 

27 Jul 07

Fisheries Act Amendment Bill 2007

A submission in support of the proposed amendment to section 10 of the Fisheries Act 1996, to enable a more precautionary management approach. Both the Accord and NZ Big Game Fishing Council had input into this document.

29 Apr 07

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The People's Submission

The joint submission by option4, the NZ Big Game Fishing Council, Ngapuhi, Ngati Whatua and many other non-commercial fishing interests in response to the MFish Shared Fisheries Policy document. A combined effort to protect non-commercial fishing interests, both customary and amateur.

 (Caution: Large file.....900Kb)


2 Mar 07

(900Kb)

 
2006

MFish Shared Fisheries Policy

A preliminary view of the Ministry of Fisheries' Shared Fisheries Policy Discussion Paper. A joint effort by a number of individuals and non-commercial fishing organisations.

15 Dec 06

Deemed Value Review 2006

The Hokianga Accord work in with other non-commercial fishing interests to develop an alternative management approach to ensure deeming is compatible with the Fisheries Act 1996.

20 Oct 06

(390Kb)

 
2005

New species into QMS

The Hokianga Accord work in with other non-commercial fishing interests to ensure MFish recognise the social and cultural importance of cockles, oysters, pipi, scallops and tuatua when managing these fisheries.

24 May 05

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Reports

 
2013

Hui report - April 2013

A brief, 6-page report of the 16th overnight, public hui of the Hokianga Accord, the mid north iwi fisheries forum. This hui was the first held in Auckland since 2007. It was a wide ranging and informative hui, held at Mahurehure Marae in Point Chevalier.

12 Apr 13

 
2011

Hui report - May 2011

A 9-page report of the 15th overnight, public hui of the Hokianga Accord, the mid north iwi fisheries forum. This hui was held at Oturei Marae, Kaipara, deep in the heart of Te Uri o Hau territory and opposition to the Crest Energy underwater turbine proposal............

13 May 11

 
2010

Hui report - April 2010

A report of the 14th overnight hui of the Hokianga Accord, the mid north iwi fisheries forum. This hui held at Oturei Marae, Kaipara was dedicated to Judah Heihei, co-chairman of the Accord. Judah passed away prior to the hui.

23 Apr 10

 
2009

Fisheries 2030 meeting with Minister - report

A report of the August 3rd meeting with the Minister of Fisheries and representatives of non-commercial fishing and environmental organisations, to discuss the joint More Fish in the Water Strategy II document.

6 Aug 09

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Whitiora marae hui report

A full report of the Hokianga Accord's thirteenth overnight hui held at Whitiora marae, Te Tii, Bay of Islands on the 11th and 12th June 2009.

(Caution: Large file.....2.0 MB)

Jun 09

(2.0 MB)

Fisheries 2030 meeting with MFish - report

A report of the joint stakeholder meeting held on 28th May in Wellington, to discuss the MFish Fisheries 2030 Vision, objectives and action plan. Representatives of non-commercial fishing and environmental organisations express concerns about the strategy.

2 Jun 09

(PDF 340Kb)

Fisheries 2030 meeting with MFish - report

A report of the May 14th joint stakeholder meeting in Wellington with the Ministry of Fisheries. This was written so non-commercial fishing interests can better understand the Fisheries 2030 process and discussions occurring behind closed doors.

20 May 09

(PDF 40Kb)

 
2008

Whakamaharatanga marae hui report

A full report of the Hokianga Accord's eleventh overnight hui held at Whakamaharatanga marae, Waimamaku, Hokianga. The hui was held on the 3rd and 4th of April 2008.                                   (Caution: Large file.....2.0 MB)

Apr 08

(2.0 MB)

 
2007

Waipapa marae hui report

A full report of the Hokianga Accord's tenth overnight hui held at Waipapa marae, Auckland University, Auckland. The hui was held on the 9th and 10th of November 2007.                                   (Caution: Large file.....1.0 MB)

Nov 07

(1.0 MB)

Whakamaharatanga marae hui report

The ninth Hokianga Accord hui was held on August 16th and 17th at Waimamaku, Hokianga. Theme of the hui was "more fish in the water for tomorrow's mokopuna (grandchildren).

24 Sep 07

(790Kb)

A comprehensive report of the overnight hui held at Oturei marae, Kaipara on April 19th and 20th 2007. Ngapuhi evidence given to the High Court in support of the Kahawai Legal Challenge was presented to this hui.

7 Aug 07

(670Kb)

 
2006
The 7th Hokianga Accord hui held at Naumai marae on the 20th and 21st July enjoyed a strong attendance and much constructive korero”.

20 Sep 06

Report from the 'short line out' (Working Group) hui held in Auckland on the  20th and 21st of April, two weeks after the full Accord hui.

22 May 06

Report of the Hokianga Accord hui held at Whitiora marae from the 6th to 7th April 2006.

15 May 06

 
2005
Report from the 'short line out' (Working Group) hui held in Auckland on the  7th of December with Ministry of Fisheries staff.

18 Dec 05

An easy to read overview of the November hui from a Customary Fisheries Delegate, Steve Naera, to his takiwa (regional group).

16 Nov 05

Report of the Hokianga Accord hui held at Whakamaharatanga marae from the 10th to 11th of November 2005.

6 Dec 05

Full report of the Hokianga Accord hui held on the 29th and 30th August at Whakamaharatanga marae.

30 Sep 05

NZRFC President, Keith Ingram's presentation to the Hokianga Accord hui at Whakamaharatanga Marae.

Aug 2005

David Benson-Pope congratulates Tai Tokerau iwi for working with other recreational fishers to form the Hokianga Accord.

12 Aug 05

Report of the first Hokianga Accord hui held at Whakamaharatanga marae from the 27th to 29th July 2005.

Aug 2005

The outcome of the July hui was an agreed position from Hokianga Accord participants and the Ministry of Fisheries.

29 Jul 05

Brief report of the April hui hosted by Ngapuhi and attended by many non-commercial fishing representatives and individuals.

May 2005

In-depth report of the Inaugural hui "Kia Timata Nga Whakawhanaungatanga" "Let the building of relationships begin". 29th April to 1st May 2005.

May 2005

Public Awareness

Fifteenth Hui - Agenda

Agenda of the fifteenth Hokianga Accord hui being held on May 12th and 13th at Oturei Marae, Poutu Peninsula, Kaipara. You are welcome to attend the hui and participate in these discussions.

21 Apr 11

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Kahawai under strain - Ngapuhi perspective of kahawai decision

A decision not to reduce kahawai commercial catch limits is a national shame, Te Runanga A Iwi o Ngapuhi chairman Sonny Tau says. Article in the Bay Chronicle newspaper. Well written and worth a read.........

7 Oct 10

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Marine degradation catalyst for fisheries alliance

A lack of fish and concerns about a degrading marine environment are the catalysts for mid north Maori merging with several interest groups to halt the decline............

9 Apr 10

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Fourteenth Hui - Panui

Welcome to the fourteenth Hokianga Accord hui on 22nd and 23rd April 2010. Hui venue is Naumai marae, Ruawai on the main highway to Dargaville. You and your family are welcome to join us for two interesting days of discussions. Read here for more information..........

31 Mar 10

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Media release - Fishing and Environmental groups join forces to fight for fisheries future

Environmental and non-commercial fishing groups have put aside their differences and formed an unprecedented alliance to combat the decline of fish stocks and marine ecosystems in New Zealand.

6 Aug 09

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Atamira in the City-Matariki celebrations

Hokianga Accord brochures were freely given away during the Matariki celebrations. Representatives were pleasantly surprised how eager people were to understand how Ngapuhi and Ngati Whatua are working together for their fishing interests. (Large file caution........5MB PDF)

3 Jul 09

Thirteenth Hui - Panui

Welcome to the thirteenth Hokianga Accord hui on June 11th and 12th at Whitiora marae, Te Tii, Purerua Peninsula, Bay of Islands. You and your family are welcome to join us on one or both days. Read here for more info..........

25 May 09

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Bay of Islands Mataitai plans stalled

The campaign for a local fishery in the Bay of Islands has dragged on for more than 10 years, prompting fury and frustration at last week’s Hokianga Accord hui held at Paihia.

17 Sep 08

Kahawai - Our Taonga

Whoever thought that Pakeha fishermen would ever stand up for Maori fishing rights? Article by Naida Glavish, chair Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua.

Aug 2007

Tenth Hui

Welcome to the tenth Hokianga Accord hui on November 9th and 10th at Waipapa marae, Auckland University, 16 Wynyard Street, city - Location map

Media Release

The Hokianga Accord opposes the argument to withdraw the Fisheries Amendment Bill from Te Ohu Kaimoana.

21 May 07

option4 Update #82 - A Pakeha recreational fishing perspective

Speech prepared for delivery at Te Matau a Maui Maori Fisheries Conference in Napier on April 2nd, 2007.

2 Apr 07

 
2006
The Hokianga Accord's letter of appreciation to the Outboard Boating Club for the use of their premises to launch the new information website www.fish4nz.co.nz. The Accord is excited by the opportunity to increase public awareness of kaitiakitanga.

14 Sep 06

 

Conservation without Confiscation - What Doc hasn't told you

Article written by the option4 team explaining why the community's only avenue to manage local areas is by the use of customary management tools and the benefits of kaitiakitanga.

Sept 2006

 

Nupere Ngawaka, a kaumatua of Whananaki urges people to work together to have kaitiakitanga in place for the benefit of the whole community. Recommended reading!

17 Jul 06

The Hokianga Accord's call for cuts to commercial take in depleted fisheries is captured in this article from The Bay Chronicle...

19 Jun 06

Maori, Pakeha unite over lack of fish

Maori and Pakeha fishers are joining forces to achieve "more fish in the water". Keri Molloy of The Bay Chronicle was at the latest Hokianga Accord hui. Read more here...

14 Apr 06

 

Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship)

A chance to prove that kaitiakitanga is an alternative to marine reserves. An article written by Rendt Gorter for the Barrier Bulletin.

5 Apr 06

Maori/Pakeha Joint co-operation

Unless both Maori and non Maori get their act together in terms of representation for non-commercial interests and act in unison then both will miss out big time. To act in unison requires common aims and methods to achieve them. Is this possible? Jeff Romeril explains.....

Feb 2006

 

 
2005
In an unprecedented move recreational fishers have joined forces with Maori to promote their non-commercial fishing interests.

Dec 2005

Seafood New Zealand magazine - Guest editorial by Sonny Tau. Well worth reading...

Nov 2005

The November hui is captured in an article by Catherine Masters when she writes, "There was a sense of bonding at the hui, which finished with roars of laughter". Pakeha Paul Smit of Herne Bay says he has been "awakened in a sense". Read more here...

Nov 2005

Another successful hui is covered very well in an article written by Steve Radich for the Northern Advocate.

Nov 2005

Steve Radich explains so clearly why more effective marine management is in the interests of us all.

Sep 2005

Pakeha - Maori solution to our shrinking fish resource

A very good article by Tim Donoghue from The Independent including coverage of Sonny Tau's speech at the NZRFC conference.

Jul 2005

Sonny discusses how taiapure and mataitai can assist the non-commercial fishing sector during the NZRFC AGM in Wellington 2005.

Jul 2005

The NZ Big Game Fishing Council look forward to a successful hui with Northland Maori.

Jun 2005

Ngapuhi chairman Sonny Tau discusses the hui on Tautoko FM radio.

Apr 2005

Statement released to the media after the inaugural hui.

May 2005

Easy to follow background information provided to the media covering what happened at the hui, why and what next.

May 2005

Correspondence

 
2009
A letter to the Minister of Fisheries following the 3rd August meeting with representatives of non-commercial fishing and environmental groups. This joint letter was sent to the Minister, his Cabinet colleagues and the MFish CE Wayne McNee.

13 Aug 09

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Summary of recommendations sent to the Minister of Fisheries from an alliance of non-commercial fishing and environmental representative organisations, in response to the MFish Fisheries 2030 proposals.

31 Jul 09

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More Fish in the Water II - Fisheries 2030

An alternative vision and strategy for the Minister, from environmental and non-commercial fishing interests. Joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, option4, the NZ Big Game and Recreational Fishing Councils, ECO, Forest & Bird, Greenpeace, the NZ Angling Casting Assoc, Guardians of Hawke Bay Fisheries and the Marlborough Recreational Fishers Assoc.

31 Jul 09

 

(180Kb)

An alternative collective view - Fisheries 2030

Joint letter to the Minister of Fisheries from non-commercial environmental and fishing interest groups advising we do not support the current Fisheries 2030 strategy, vision and process. An alternative view was offered as a solution to a joint vision and optimising benefits from fisheries.

17 Jun 09

 

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The Ministry's CEO, Wayne McNee, responds to the Accord's questions raised in late 2008, seeking clarification of the Ministry's statements to the incoming Minister of Fisheries Phil Heatley.

19 Mar 09

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2008
A joint letter to the MFish CEO, Wayne McNee, asking for clarification of statements made in the MFish document, Briefing to the Incoming Minister. Signed by representatives on behalf of the Accord, the option4 team and the NZ Big Game Fishing Council.

24 Dec 08

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The Ministry's written response to the questions posed at the April 2008 Hokianga Accord hui. Interesting answers about Treaty obligations, Settlement funding and the recent Foreshore and Seabed settlements.

19 May 08

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The Minister is keen to meet with mid north iwi leaders to assist in finalising an engagement model to provide for tangata whenua's input and participation into fisheries management.

12 May 08

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The Accord requests a meeting with the Minister to discuss how both can work together to fulfil the Crown's statutory obligations to mid north iwi. The forum is tired of waiting for the Ministry to assist in this role.

24 Apr 08

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The Accord's letter to the Minister expressing concerns about the proposed amendment to section 13 of the Fisheries Act 1996 and offering to work with him to find a more enduring solution to achieve sustainability.

18 Apr 08

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Jim Anderton's response to the Hokianga Accord's Update #4 asking where the $17 million of Deed of Settlement Implementation Programme money has gone. As printed in the NZ Fishing News March 2008 edition.

7 Mar 08

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At last, a response from MFish to the questions posed at the November 2007 hui. Answers to the questions about the $17 million Deed of Settlement funding were supplied in an article written by Jim Anderton (see item above).

7 Mar 08

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Letter from MFish following the meeting held in mid-December to discuss mid north iwi's engagement with the Ministry of Fisheries and their role with the Hokianga Accord.

17 Jan 08

(160Kb)

 
2007
A list of questions put to MFish from the Hokianga Accord hui held at Waipapa Marae, Auckland University.

9 Nov 07

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The Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton, does not accept the Crown is failing its obligations nor does he recognise the Accord as being an iwi fisheries forum. A response to the NZ Big Game Fishing Council's letter of 4th September.

7 Nov 07

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The Hokianga Accord respond to MFish advising the forum's Working Group is growing weary of MFish senior manager's obstructive and divisive behaviour. The hui invitation is re-issued on the chance they may change their minds.

26 Oct 07

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The Minister of Fisheries advises he is unavailable to attend the hui but is happy to receive an invitation to meet at another time.

18 Oct 07

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MFish senior officials advise they are unable to attend the Hokianga Accord hui in November and object to the manner in which they received the hui invitation.

16 Oct 07

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The Minister of Fisheries, Jim Anderton's, interim reply to the Hokianga Accord regarding the upcoming hui at Waipapa Marae.

15 Oct 07

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The Hokianga Accord's invitation to the Minister of Fisheries and other political party's fisheries spokespeople, to attend the tenth overnight hui at Waipapa Marae, Auckland University, on the 9th and 10th of November.

8 Oct 07

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The Hokianga Accord's invitation to MFish to attend the tenth overnight hui at Waipapa Marae, Auckland University, on the 9th and 10th of November.

Sep 2007

The NZ Big Game Fishing Council's letter to the Minister of Fisheries regarding the Crown's obligations to tangata whenua in fisheries management.

4 Sep 07

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MFish respond to the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council's queries as to the status of the Hokianga Accord and why it is not being recognised as an iwi fisheries forum.

31 Aug 07

(660Kb)

 
2006
Ngapuhi write to MFish pointing out their lack of funding for Hokianga Accord hui, their failure to pay marae hui fees and their continued refusal to recognise the Hokianga Accord as the mid-north Iwi Forum.

5 Dec 06

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Ngapuhi advise MFish they will not be attending the Whangarei meeting as it was superfluous due to previous correspondence explaining Ngapuhi's position and understanding of the Hokianga Accord.

11 Oct 06

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MFish invite Ngapuhi to another hui to continue discussions about the development of a mid-northern iwi fisheries forum.

6 Oct 06

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MFish advise they will not pay for the November hui. In their opinion the hui will not be a meeting of the regional iwi fisheries forum. MFish will send staff to discuss items on the agenda.

28 Sep 06

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A letter to MFish clarifying the statutory obligations the Crown has to provide for tangata whenua's input and participation into fisheries management.

31 Aug 06

The Ministry do a full 180 on the Hokianga Accord and deny it is the mid north iwi Forum. They wont pay the costs either. This is not the end of the matter...

19 Jul 06

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The Ministry has a vastly different perspective of the 30th June meeting held to discuss the Hokianga Accord with tribal leaders.

19 Jul 06

The Chairman of Ngapuhi acknowledges the Ministry's input into the meeting held in Whangarei on June 30th.

2 Jul 06

The Ministry are advised they have no grounds for withdrawing funding for the Hokianga Accord. Read the request for reinstatement of support.

20 Jun 06

The Ministry maintain the Hokianga Accord is not an iwi regional Forum and will not fund it's activities.  Read the correspondence here...

26 May 06

MFish clarification of their interpretation of "input and participation" as per section 12 of the Fisheries Act 1996.

12 Apr 06

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The Working Group respond immediately answering the challenges raised in the Ministry's letter dated 5th April.

5 Apr 06

Ministry of Fisheries issue a last minute list of concerns, on the eve of the April hui and threaten to not participate in the Whitiora hui.

5 Apr 06

Working Group's response to the Ministry's concerns about the Accord's structure, status and funding.

4 Apr 06

Ministry of Fisheries respond (late) to the Hokianga Accord structure proposed at the December hui.  Received 20th March.

17 Mar 06

 
2005
Ministry of Fisheries feedback on the Hokianga Accord's draft Kaupapa Whakahaere (MOU).

8 Nov 05

The Hokianga Accord's letter to the Ministry of Fisheries regarding the Accord's make up and resourcing.

30 Jun 05

A personal invitation to the MFish CEO to attend the Hokianga Accord hui scheduled for the end of July.

23 Jun 05

Reference Material

Customary management tools

More reference material and associated documents are available on the Customary Maori Management Tools page.........

Agenda for the ninth Hokianga Accord hui is now available. Come and hear the innovative ways you can make a difference to more fish in the water.....

Jul 2007

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"More fish in the water for tomorrow's mokopuna"

The ninth Hokianga Accord hui is to be held at Whakamaharatanga marae, Waimamaku, Hokianga, on the 16th and 17th August. Welcome!

18 Jul 07

Confirmation that the ninth Hokianga Accord hui will be held on August 16th and 17th in Northland. Venue to be confirmed.

28 May 07

Invitation to the Hokianga Accord hui to be held at Oturei marae, Dargaville on the 19th and 20th April 2007.

23 Mar 07

2006
A record of formal Hokianga Accord correspondence as of September 2006.

Sep 2006

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Glossary of Terms

An updated glossary of Maori and fisheries management terms used in the hui reports and other material published by the Hokianga Accord.

Sep 2006

Status of customary tool applications - an update from the Ministry of Fisheries on mataitai and taiapure.

July 2006

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Closed Areas - Updated map showing closed areas around the North Island. As of 21 July 2006 (for a further 2 years), there is also a temporary closure of Ohiwa Harbour to the harvesting of green-lipped mussel beds.

19 Jul 06

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Invitation to the Naumai marae hui of the Hokianga Accord, including a map and directions to get there.

3 Jul 06

An exciting agenda has been put together in anticipation of some valuable input from both the Ministry of Fisheries and the Department of Conservation.

3 Jul 06

Glossary of Terms

A glossary of Maori and fisheries management terms used in the hui reports and other material published by the Hokianga Accord.

May 2006

Map of Iwi Forums
A map of the North Island depicting the area each of the northern iwi forums cover including the freshwater fisheries forum.

May 2006

(260Kb)

Marine reserves - Concurrence role of the Minister of Fisheries. A one page summary from MFish explaining the process to finalise a marine reserve.

Apr 2006

(20Kb)

Closed Areas - A map clearly showing the closed areas around the North Island. Certainly worth a look...

21 Apr 06

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MFish comparison of spatial management tools applicable in the North Island and Chathams - taiapure, rahui, rohe moana, mataitai and marine reserves.

Mar 2006

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The invitation to the April 2006 Hokianga Accord hui...

7 Mar 06

All you need to know about attending a hui of the Hokianga Accord.

How to get to Whitiora Marae, Te Tii, Northland including a map!

7 Mar 06

An explanation of differences between Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 and the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
2005
Background information and an overview of the mataitai reserve application process and answers to frequently asked questions.

Sep 2005

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Ngapuhi

Chairman of Ngapuhi, Sonny Tau, addressed the recent iwi chairpersons hui in Wellington. This speech is well worth a read as the message that Maori fishing interests lie in their recreational right is driven home.

Mar 2006

How the law is being ignored to the detriment of Maori - a very powerful speech given to the Te Matau a Maui Maori Fisheries Conference in Napier.

Feb 2006

The largest iwi in the country has come out in strong support for the collective call of "more fish in the water".

 

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