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6 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, August 4, 2014 www.times.co.nz 126492 PHOTOS FOR SALE Thousands of photos from all our publications are available for purchase via our website. Go to www.times.co.nz/photos and click on your chosen image for ordering details. www.times.co.nz/photos FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE AUCKLAND SPCA Auckland SPCA, 50 Westney Road, Mangere. Phone: 09 256 7300. Visit our website at www.spca.org.nz Volcano guardianship addressed DEAL DONE: Ohuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain at Bucklands Beach, and Rangitoto Island standing proudly in the background, are part of a new governance law over the volcanoes and their public reserves in Auckland. Times photo Wayne Martin By Marianne Kelly OWNERSHIP of volcanic cones, including Ohuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain, has been vested in Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makau- rau – the Tamaki Collective. Parliament passed the law on July 24 to provide Treaty of Waitangi redress for the shared interests of 13 Auckland iwi and hapu covering tupuna maunga (volcanic cones), motu (islands) and certain Crown entity-owned land within Auckland. Ohuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain at Bucklands Beach is one of 14 vol- canic cones included in the collective redress. With the exception of North Head and Mt Smart, the cones come under the co-governance of the Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Author- ity (Maunga Authority), made up of equal representatives of the Tamaki Collective and Auckland Council and a non-voting Crown representative appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. North Head will continue to be administered by the Department of Conservation (DoC) until the council agrees to the transfer of routine man- agement to it. Mt Smart will be administered by the council CCO, Regional Facilities Auckland, while Mt Mangere will remain in Crown ownership and be governed by the Maunga Authority. Public access is maintained, each maunga will remain a reserve, and the council will continue to be responsi- ble for the routine management of the volcanoes under the direction of the Maunga Authority. It will have its first formal meeting in September. Attending the third reading of the Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makau- rau Collective Redress Bill on July 21, Mayor Len Brown said the event was important for all of Auckland. “It recognises the importance of our volcanic cones to mana whenua in a tangible way. It should ensure ongoing active care and respect for our tupuna maunga. “This new relationship will also contribute significantly to the coun- cil’s aim to be more actively involved in its engagement with Maori.” The law change also provides for a 172-year right of first refusal over sur- plus Crown properties in the region. Assignment and alteration of land- mark geographic names is included. Four Hauraki Gulf motu, Rangi- toto, Motutapu, Motuihe/Te Motu- a-Ihenga and Tiritiri Matangi Islands will be vested in the Tamaki Collec- tive, which will, after a month, vest the motu back to the Crown as a gift to the people of Aotearoa. Negotiations for the collective deed of settlement started in July 2009. It involves 13 iwi/hapu pursuing his- torical Treaty of Waitangi claims in Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), and who have shared interests settled through the new law. Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Tribal Trust, based at Umupuia Marae, Maraetai, is one of the collective members. The law recognises that the iwi and hapu have various overlapping customary interests that would not have been possible to consider sepa- rately from each other. The collective settlement does not settle historical claims and does not include any financial redress. Historic Treaty claims will be addressed in iwi-specific settlement legislation with the mana whenua iwi and hapu. However, the collective redress will form part of each indi- vidual iwi/hapu Treaty settlement. In moving the second reading of the redress bill, Chris Finlayson, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, said it differed from other Treaty bills, in that it did not settle historical claims or provide financial redress. “Rather, it takes an innovative approach by providing to the iwi and the hapu in the Tamaki region col- lective redress that recognises their complex interconnected interests.” The right of refusal for 172 years over Crown-owned lands and cer- tain Crown entity-owned land that becomes surplus was an important part of the relief, Mr Finlayson said. Ngai Tai agreement NEGOTIATIONS are continuing to settle a deed of settlement specific to the Ngai Tai people. Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Tribal Trust formally submitted a deed of mandate to the Crown at the end of 2009. In November 2011, the trust and the Crown signed an agreement in principle setting out the historical, cultural, financial and commercial redress to settle Ngai Tai’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. According to the agreement in principle, Ngai Tai will receive $11.5 million, plus interest from the signing date, in financial redress over several sites of significance. They include the 41.42 hectares of Crown-owned parts of Musick Point/ Te Naupata on the Bucklands Beach peninsula. Crown land at Musick Point is presently administered by Land Information NZ (LINZ), pending the outcome of the Waitangi Tribunal claims. It’s leased by Telecom and the Howick Golf Club, while some Crown rental properties remain on the land. The south-east point was devel- oped as a golf course in the 1950s and a new clubhouse was built in the mid-1970s. The headland’s significance has been recognised by being registered with the Historic Places Trust. It was considered to be a stop- ping point for the Tainui canoe as it accessed the Tamaki portage between the Waitemata and Manu- kau Harbours. It’s also a waihi tapu of special sig- nificance to Ngai Tai and burial sites are located on the headland.
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