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Fisheries Announcement Greeted With "Big Grin"

Hone Harawira

Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tokerau

Fisheries Announcement Greeted With "Big Grin"

The announcement that Te Ohu Kaimoana this week approved the allocation of a share of the Maori Fisheries Settlement to Te Rarawa, was greeted with a big grin from the Maori Party’s Tai Tokerau MP, Mr Hone Harawira.

"Te Rarawa deserves this result,” said Harawira. “Over the past ten years in particular, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa have built a very impressive organisation under Gloria Herbert’s leadership, and the management of their CEO, Kevin Robinson.”

“They tend to do things slower than most iwi, but they put a lot of energy into trying to involve their people in the decisions that have to be made,” said Harawira, “so when they get a result it’s well-earned.”

Te Ohu Kaimoana has approved Te Runanga o Te Rarawa’s iwi status, and will be allocating them a population-based share of the fisheries settlement, of about $6.9 million.

"I was never a fan of the Sealords deal, and I’m still not, “said Harawira, “but I know the hard work and the commitment that Te Rarawa have put into this, and I congratulate them for bringin’ home the snapper.”


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