Minutes of Ngati Maru Hui a Iwi

Sunday 16th March 2014

Kohangamoa Marae – Inglewood

Karakaia : Holden Hohaia 11.30 am


  • Report back from Holden regarding the past 6 months – including discussion on the mandating process, runanga proposal to open membership up to all Taranaki descendants, negative response from Ngati Maru to this proposal, subsequent trustees’ decision to take a narrower definition of membership and commission whakapapa research to compile a Ngati Maru tupunu list.
  • Pare Hayward presented her supporting research. Pare worked closely with Karl to undertake an assessment of the written sources that Karl used to compile the original 20 December 2013 tupuna list posted on the website www.ngatimaru.co.nz  She recommended a number of changes based on her research, and as a result Karl added a number of tupuna to the list, bringing the total number of tupuna to 243 in the a final report dated 9 March (also on the website). Pare provided handouts of both reports as well as her supporting research paper.
  • Detailed discussion and questions from the floor about various tupuna on the list
  • Holden explained current membership register not reliable because not based on a robust process and no tupuna list was available when registrations were processed. Therefore there is a need to review current registrations in line with the tupuna list and implement an enrolment drive to allow those whanau entitled to register to do so
  • Motion: that the hui agree to a review of the register in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Whakapapa Research Report of 20 December 2013 (and the updated report of 9 March 2014).  Holden Hohaia moved, Ron Puata seconded. Unanimously supported by the hui.
  • The hui also supported a Ngati Maru hui whakawhanuanga at Tarata in early April when Karl is in the country. Details to be advised via website, Atiawa-Toa FM and Korimako FM.  Subsequent hui venue to alternate with Kohangamoa Marae in recognition of Ngati Maru links to this marae, and benefits of strengthening this connection.

Hui closed 12.45pm

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