May 18, 2021

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Preparations underway for Takutai Moana Hikoi

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There have been rumblings over the past several months as opposition to the proposed Marine & Coastal Bill (Takutai Moana) grows and now it is official. The 2011 hikoi will be lead by Wikatana Popata and Te Roopu Maranga Ake starting on 24th February at Te Rerenga Wairua at 6am (starting with a karakia).

Those that wish to join in are asked to bring their walking shoes, flags, placards and banners.

As with the last hikoi there will be a need for mana whenua whose lands the hikoi passes through to help organise and support if possible.

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11 thoughts on “Preparations underway for Takutai Moana Hikoi

  1. We object to the Political Party named “The Maori Party” within the New Zealand Government, voting in support of the legislation named “The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill.

    This legislation violates and breaches Maori Rights embedded in the treaty named “Te Tiriti O Waitangi” and the Declaration named “He Whakaputanga o nga Rangatira o Niu Tireni”.

    We also object to the Maori Party,s continuation of support to this legislation.

    Therefore,we would like to state Maori Party’s vote of support for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill DOES NOT represent our support or tautoko.

    We request that the Political Party named the Maori Party cease immediately their continuation of support of the “Marine and Coastal Area(Takutaimoana) Bill, as it continues to violate and breach “Te Tiriti O Waitangi”.

    For the asaid reasons given above

    We request that Assent is NOT GIVEN to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutaimoana) Bill by the Governor General of New Zealand.

  2. … and these ringaringa to smack the smirk of those white faces… actually i think ripeka ATE the gravy train, and the sausages with all the trinnings, looking at the size of her, while the rest of us starve. On that note: Rising food prices were a factor in the unrest that led to rebellions in Tunisia that flowed on to Egypt. source: sunday star times

    1. Tane If you had known me before the Maori Party you’d have seen that I was big then and I love it…without your so called gravy train…soooo, if you’re starving get a job like so many of us Maori have to, and feed yourself.
      Rising food prices was just 1 of the issues that led to uprising in Tunusia…geees man read from the beginning ..not just what you want to. It’s people like you that mis-interpret,and then ill inform people.

  3. I tautoko what Joe said, you are useless ripeka, you ride the gravy train bitch we'll use these waewae for the hikoi

  4. Ripeka – that's what I would expect from a gutless National Council member! You are the co-chair of Ikaroa-Rawhiti and yet you won't support the Kahungunu stance to oppose this bill?! Yes we did march to have the legislation repealed but not for what's currently on offer! Yes we can go to the courts under the current legislation but why would we want to? Even John Key said that the test is too hard for Maori to meet. The Marine and Coastal Area Bill sucks and it is not what Maori want. And yes, we do want more because it is our right!!!!!!

    1. Joe, I do not co-chair Ikaroa Rawhit, I never have and I can not see that I ever will while I live in another part of the country. The amount of people that marched in this last March should have been evidence that more of us in the Maori world agree with the Maori Party. The test that you speak of not only affects Maori, but the crown also are subject to those test, I don't know how that will play out for the crown, but that has never been the case before. I doubt that if Labour was to win the elections they would ever let any party revisit repealing the 2004 act.

  5. Maori Party did what they promised in 2005. Repeal the F&S 2004 act and give Maori access to the courts. Now because you're not satisfied with that and want more, you gonna divide Maori. I can not agree with you or the hikoi this time.

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