Apr 18, 2021

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Mokomoko Pardon one step closer with Bill introduced into the House

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In another step towards restoring the character, mana and reputation of Mokomoko and his descendants and restoring the relationship between the Crown and Te whanau a Mokomoko, the Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana and Reputation) Bill will be introduced in the House today, announced the Minister of M?ori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples.

The Bill will give effect to an agreement I signed on behalf of the Crown, with Te whanau a Mokomoko on 28 September 2012 at Waiaua Marae in Opotiki.

The Bill will provide statutory recognition of the 1992 free pardon for the tupuna Mokomoko in relation to the murder of the missionary Carl Sylvius Volkner in 1865.

Dr Sharples said that the signing of the agreement and introduction of legislation are significant milestones towards restoring the character, mana and reputation of Mokomoko and his descendants. It is also a step towards restoring the relationship between the Crown and Te wh?nau a Mokomoko and I am honoured to have played a key role in this restoration process with the whanau and on behalf of the Crown.

“I look forward to when the Bill has its first reading in 2012.”

Media Contact: Ngarangi Walker, 04 8179640, or 021 220 0886

2 thoughts on “Mokomoko Pardon one step closer with Bill introduced into the House

  1. Kia Ora: I thought this had already been done. However, it should be done. It’s true also that there are other whanau treated likewise and we don’t have to go back that far. How about the alleged “Tuhoe Terrorists?” While none will be hanged unlike Mokomoko, an apology is due those innocent whanau who had guns pointed at them etc. Those who have had their charges quashed have highlighted the dubious standard of police work amongst other things. Somethings not right in the application of the law as it applies to Maori. It’s racist. Ka mutu no mai ra ano tena ahuatanga.

  2. E Pita
    What about all the other wrong doings to all the other whanau. Seems to be picking and choosing whanau mai mai and let the bill decide if its right or wrong again.

    What about the first maori to be executed in nz, his whanau and hapu.
    this looks like a divide the people game but by our own

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