Kua puta mai ngā kare ā roto a te kaikiri ō mua a Andrew Judd me te kaiwhakatutū pūehu no Tuhoe a Tame Iti ki tētahi hui taiohi i tū ki Tāmaki Makaurau i te rā nei. Nā te rōpū Zeal he rōpū kore whai pūtea e whakaihi ana i te hunga rangatahi.
Kei te whakapono te koromatua o Ngāmotu a Andrew Judd e kuare ana ia ki ngā take Māori.
"I learnt that the whole structure was for Pākēhā and everything that I experienced was tokenistic - rubbish. It wasn't in the heart and it definitely wasn't in the soul and it was a compliance process of just simply ticking the box. Yet I guarantee you if there was something that would affect Pākēhā by not ticking the box - farming communities or the accounting of everything else, there will be a consequence.”
Ko tētahi tangata e tū motuhake ana ki ōna whakapono e pā ki ngā tūahuatanga tikanga, ko te kaitotohe o Tuhoe, ko Tame Iti.
Hei tā te kaiwhakatūtū a Tame Iti, “Kaua rawa tātou e whai atu i ngā kōrero whakawhiu ki runga i a ia. Kātahi ano ia ka kite i te māramatanga o te āo nei - tangata whenua, aia e hāramai ki konei. He aha hoki mōna te hāramai ki konei ki te tohutohu i te tangata whenua.”
Hei tā Judd ko ngā raruraru mō ngā whenua i murua ki Waitara i roto i ngā tikanga raupatu a te karauna tētahi o ngā tino take nui i tēnei wā. Hei tēnei wiki ka whakatakotoria te pire a te kaunihera a rohe o Ngāmotu mo ngā whenua o Waitara ki te pāremata.
“Te Atiawa for whatever reason decided not to take the lands back - predominantly because it was leases and it wasn't given the land to stand on. So the bill is a mechanism as I see it to continue to work in that space because the healing is overtime. We got a lot of healing to do, we need to start somewhere that includes everyone creating or alienating more people,” hei tā Judd.
Mā te whai rongoa, e ai ki a Judd, e rerekē ai ngā rā ki tua.