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Muaūpoko Priority Hearings – Week 1

Muaūpoko Priority Hearings – Week 1

The Waitangi Tribunal’s Porirua ki Manawatū (Wai 2200) district inquiry will hear evidence from claimants of Muaūpoko iwi. The first of three hearings for Muaūpoko claimants will be held at the Horowhenua Events Centre, Levin, from Monday 5 to Friday 9 October 2015.

Technical experts will discuss the oral and traditional history of Muaūpoko and the history of politics and land acquisition in the Horowhenua area during the 19th century.

Muaūpoko claimants will present tangata whenua evidence on a number of issues including the health of Lake Horowhenua, Hokio Beach and other interrelated and surrounding environs such as streams, tributaries and dunes. The Horowhenua Block will also be discussed.

A second hearing week is set down for Monday 23 to Friday 27 November and a third hearing week in December 2015.

The inquiry is presided over by Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox. The Tribunal Panel includes Emeritus Professor Sir Tamati Reedy, Hon Sir Douglas Kidd, Dr Grant Phillipson and Tania Simpson.

ENDS

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