Kei te tuku a Ngāti Manuhiri o Omaha Marae i tētahi wāhanga o ō rātou whenua ngahere tahatai, ki te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau. Ko te whiu, ko te rironga i a rātou te mana whakatū me te mana hoko whare. Ko tā te Kaunihera e tūmanako nei, kia hurihia te whenua tahatai hei pāka hōu ā-rohe.
Ko te whakatū whare tētahi wāhanga nui e manako ana te iwi o Ngāti Manuhiri hei kaupapa ohanga mo ngā uri, koinei tā te tumu whakarae, a, Mook Hohneck.
E ai ki tetahi mangagi nō Ngāti Manuhiri a Mook Hohneck, “It's not that we are developing a really close knit housing community for designation so these houses will be spread out over three hundred hectares.”
Ko tā Ngāti Manuhiri mahi kia tuku i te kotahi rau, whitu tekau mā rima heketea o a rātou whenua ki tai ki te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau. Na te iwi i hokona te whenua nei mai i te Karauna na runga i te whakatatutanga o a rātou kereme nō te tau tekau mā rua.
Hei tā Hohneck, “Within the total 750 ha is about something that we can work with the council on for the opportunity to put 58 houses on 280ha.”
Ko ngā whenua ka tuku ki te kaunihera ka noho hei papa whenua hōu. Mo Ngāti Manuhiri he whenua paheketanga ohaoha tēnei mo te iwi.
“We are only a very small tribe so we see this as a significant start to that long term. We like to like all other tribes and other people, we like our people to be well healthily, well-educated and all the other things, and we can't leave that to everyone else. And the government we have to take responsibility and do that ourselves also so you need commercial backing,” hei tā Hohneck.
Waru rau, rima tekau ngā mema rēhita o Ngāti Manuhiri. Ko to rātou whenua mai Mangawhai ki Okura ki Hauturu.