WAITANGI TRIBUNAL REPORT INTO THE MANGATU FOREST
Statement by Te Aitanga a Mahaki and Mangatu Incorporation, 1 October 2021
Mangatu Incorporation and Te Aitanga a Mahaki are very happy with the Waitangi Tribunal report on the Mangatu forest released today. The Tribunal has recommended the return of 100% of the land claimed and rentals/NZUs, plus 100% compensation for the prejudice suffered by Te Aitanga a Mahaki (including the shareholders in Mangatu Inc), Ngariki/Nga Uri o Tamanui and Te Whanau a Kai at the hands of the Crown.
We look forward to implementing this report and moving forward positively for the benefit of our people. We would like to specifically thank the late Ahorangi Wharehuia Milroy, Dr Anne Parsonson – both of the original Turanga Tribunal, Professor Tom Roa, Tim Castles and the Waitangi Tribunal staff for the huge effort that they have put in over the past decade under the leadership of Judge Stephanie Milroy. E kore rawa e mutu nga mihi.
Wirangi Pera (Chair, Te Aitanga a Mahaki Settlement Committee)
Alan Haronga Jnr (Chair, Mangatu Inc)
Pehimana Brown (Chair, Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust)