17 March 2011 Media Release
He tūnga whakaruruhau mō Ngā Kaitiaki Rēti Ngahere Karauna
Pānui Pāpāho - Te 17 o Poutūterangi 2011
Kua pānuihia e Ngā Kaitiaki Rēti Ngahere Karauna tētahi tūnga whakaruruhau, me te aha, e harikoa ana rātou kua whakaae mai a Tā Kereama Ratima kia riro māna te tūnga.
Mā tēnei o ngā tūnga e noho tonu ai ngā mātauranga me ngā kawenga a Tā Kereama ki te Tari. Nā tana whiwhi i te tūnga, ka heke ia i te tūnga heamana, he tūnga kua nohoia e ia mai i i te tuwheratanga o te tari i te tau 1990.
Ko tētahi o ngā hua o āna mahi ārahi i te Tari nei i roto i ngā tau, kua neke atu i te kotahi rau rima tekau miriona tāra te nui o te moni kua tohaina e te Tari ki ngā kaitono whai pānga ki ngā Whenua Rēti Karauna, hei āwhina i a rātou ki te whakariterite, ki te tāpae me te whakatau i ā rātou tono ki te Karauna. Kua neke atu hoki i te toru rau miriona tāra te moni kua tukua ki ngā kaitono kua tau nei ā rātou tono ki te Karauna. Hui katoa, kua tata ki te kotahi piriona te wāriu o te moni kua tohaina e tēnei o ngā whakahaere.
Hei tā te heaman hou a Angela Foulkes, “E mōhio whānuitia ana te tū rangatira a Tā Kereama, ka mutu ka haere tonu āna mahi kōkiri whakamua i ngā take e noho mātāmua mai ana ki te Tari, haere ake nei”
“Ki te kore a Tā Kereama me tāna ārahi i te kaupapa, tērā tonu kua hokona kēhia ngā rawa rēti ngahere ki te ao tūmataiti, kua kore e arohia ake ngā take whenua raupatu i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi.
“Me kaua rā tātou e wareware, i mōketehia e Tā Kereama te pāmu o tana whānau kia riro mai ai he moni hei kawe i tana pīra ki te Kōti Pīra, i whakatūria ai Ngā Kaitiaki Rēti Ngahere Karauna. Nā konei i whai huruhuru ai ngā kaitono, i rere ai ā rātou manu ki te kōkiri i ā rātou take raupatu.”
Hei tāna ano hoki, koia nei te momo ārahitanga, te tauira o te oke ururoa ka mau tonu ki te Tari i te kopounga o te rangatira nei ki te tūranga o Te Whakaruruhau.
Ko Maanu Paul te piki tūranga o Tā Kereama ki te Poari.
Whakaruruhau for Crown Forestry Rental Trust
Media Release - 17 March 2011
Crown Forestry Rental Trust Trustees have announced the establishment of a Patron/Whakaruruhau position for the Trust and are delighted that Sir Graham Latimer has accepted his appointment to the role.
As Te Whakaruruhau Sir Graham’s influence and institutional knowledge will be retained by the Trust. The move means Sir Graham steps down as chair of Crown Forestry Rental Trust, a position he has held since its inception in 1990.
During that time and under Sir Graham’s leadership the Trust has disbursed more than $150million to claimants with an interest in Crown Forestry Licensed Land to assist them to prepare, present and negotiate their claims with the Crown. The Trust has also passed on more than $300million in cash to claimants who have settled their grievances with the Crown. However the combined value of all of the settlements that Trust has been involved in is almost a billion dollars.
“Sir Graham is widely regarded as a statesmen and we see him playing a pivotal role in advancing the Trusts position on key strategic issues from time to time in much the same way as he has always done,” said new chair Angela Foulkes
“Had it not been for Sir Graham’s leadership in the early days the land on which the former state forestry assets were located may well have been sold to private owners with no obligation to settle outstanding Treaty of Waitangi grievances over the land.
“It must not be forgotten that Sir Graham mortgaged his family farm to fund the appeal to the Privy Council which led to the establishment of the Trust. This gave claimants a funding resource and capability to negotiate their claims.”
It is this type of leadership and tenacity that the Trust will retain with Sir Graham’s appointment as Te Whakaruruhau said Angela Foulkes
The Board position left vacant by Sir Graham’s appointment will be filled by Maanu Paul.