Te Rohe Pōtae iwi establish new entity

A collective of Iwi from the Te Rohe Pōtae Treaty Claims inquiry met to seek and establish an entity to settle their treaty claims collectively for the harbours of Kawhia, Whaingaroa and Aotea with the Crown.

They say Tainui governance structures like the Te Kauhanganui, Te Arataura and the Maniapoto Trust Board don't represent the iwi who live around the three harbours, and that mandate lies with Ngā Tai o Te Uru.

Our reporter Harata Brown was there in Hamilton yesterday.