Mana Party releases first policy (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)

Mana Party releases first policy (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)

Hone Harawira’s newly launched Mana Party has just released its first policy statement which details their position on Te Tiriti o Waitangi Settlements. The policy changes seek to ensure that claims lodged under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 are settled more justly.

Key priorities include, removing the deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008, increased funding to the Waitangi Tribunal while increasing the overall power of the Tribunal to make binding recommendations.

The following details their policy in full:

MANA PARTY POLICY STATEMENT

Treaty settlements

The purpose of the Treaty settlements system is to justly settle Crown breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  A suite of policy changes is needed to ensure claims lodged under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 are settled more justly.  Mana Party policy priorities are to:

  • Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.
  • Increase resourcing of the Waitangi Tribunal so that it is better able to hear and expedite the settlement of claims in a fair and timely manner.
  • Expand the jurisdiction of the Waitangi Tribunal to make binding recommendations in certain cases.
  • Increase the value of settlements to iwi by introducing a graduated system of settlement rather than a one-off settlement package.  This would replace the current “full-and-final” settlement system and would enable the Crown to justly settle claims over time.
  • Establish an independent Treaty of Waitangi Commission, where the Commissioner is elected by M?ori voters at general elections.  A key role of the Commission would be to oversee the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal and the negotiations of the Office of Treaty Settlements to better protect the rights of iwi claimants.
  • Prioritise the return of Crown owned lands including those held by State Owned Enterprises where there are proven claims over those lands in keeping with the maxim “Me riro whenua atu, me hoki whenua mai”.
  • Ensure that the texts of He Whakaputanga o Ng? Rangatiratanga o Niu Tireni and Te Tiriti o Waitangi are the reference points in settlement dealings between iwi and the Crown, and not the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Abolish Crown appointment of brokers and facilitators to effect settlements, and ensure iwi have the capacity to select their own leaders and appoint their own advisers without Crown interference.
  • Begin a process to settle the way in which political and legal power is structured in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Settlement must include meaningful constitutional transformation.

(25) Comments

  1. OliverI

    You're first comments on Kiwiblog are held for moderation regardless of content as an anti-spam mechanism. Once David has approved your first comment the rest will appear.

  2. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  3. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  4. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  5. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  6. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  7. nikolasa

    THanks so much for posting that, I noted someone saying he wasn't blocking me, but my original post only had one link it in... anyway thanks so very much for ensuring that my k?rero gets out there, much appreciate it :) have a lovely evening :)

  8. nikolasa

    oh and thanks for calling my attention to the post, I posted the policy page first and then made that post you refer to. hard not having right of reply on David's page but then that must be just how he rolls. Hope you're not like that too Mike :(

  9. nikolasa

    Kia ora whanau, (I've posted this in reply to a few people but also wanted to let the rest of you know. We did see David Farrar's comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations (ON KIWIBLOG) but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda and will not approve my comments... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we noted that National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( asking him to consider letting people know what really happened... Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  10. nikolasa

    Kia ora whanau, (I've posted this in reply to a few people but also wanted to let the rest of you know. We did see David Farrar's comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations (ON KIWIBLOG) but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda and will not approve my comments... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we noted that National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( asking him to consider letting people know what really happened... Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  11. nikolasa

    Kia ora whanau, (I've posted this in reply to a few people but also wanted to let the rest of you know. We did see David Farrar's comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations (ON KIWIBLOG) but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda and will not approve my comments... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we noted that National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( asking him to consider letting people know what really happened... Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  12. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  13. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  14. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  15. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  16. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  17. nikolasa

    Kia ora Mike, (I've posted this to your blog as well) I saw your comments on Kiwiblog about Mana's Treaty Settlement policy. I posted this in reply to David's allegations but clearly David doesn't think it suits his agenda... sad really as I would have thought that the truth was more important... :( So we too read Kiwiblog this morning (at around noon) and noted National supporter and New Zealand Herald reporter David Farrar called the Mana Party out for getting a key Treaty Settlements policy point wrong in his right wing Kiwiblog. Fair enough, except when I pointed out that it was my mistake (via comments on his blog) I noticed that he didn't approve my comments (BUT he approved comments made AFTER mine), making me think that it actually suits him to run the story as it is. So just to make things clear, this is what happened: I (who content manage Hone’s two websites and coordinate his social networking campaign) simply loaded the wrong draft (i.e. not the final one), I got a mean growling for it, uploaded the correct version, end of story. So whanau, do be sure to not read too much into it, it was a silly mistake and I take total responsibility for it. The correct point is as follows: “Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases.” * http://mana.net.nz/policy/ for the full and correct version. Check out the screenshot for more details: http://news.tangatawhenua.com/wp-content/uploads/... This link shows a screenshot of my comments (being held for moderation) while comments after have been approved. I submitted my comment twice... :( Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule TangataWhenua.com DigitalMaori.com

  18. RANGIMARIE

    The Treaty of Waitangi settlllements under way are not the real deal JUSTICE we need, Submitting claims to the very crown who created the Treaty for selfish gains, is another form of subjection by submission. Rightfully speaking the preaches of Te Riti o Waitangi should be called to account by the raising up of a judge from amonst the Tangata whenua - people of the land. A judge of Ariki rank, which is should come through the Maori Kings/Queens lines - which should come out from Turangawaewae(birthplace). To read and interpret the preamble and articles for interpretation. We will find the treay lead to the current COAT of ARMS symbol outside police stations and courts for justice. Even politcians, polices, judges, lawyers etc are sworn in under it.

  19. Guest

    There is is no 2014 deadline for lodging historical ToW claims. The deadline passed in 2008 - 3 years ago. Did you miss that vote as well?

  20. rosscalverley

    So you have admitted that the Hone Heke tax was not your own. Ka pai for finally telling the truth.

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