RUAWAIPU The Traditional Tribe Of The East Coast  
 
 
Research Reports
 
 
 
 

The purpose of the ECCRP is to prepare research evidence for the claims.

The casebook programme at this stage covers 24 project briefs (technical research) and the commissioning of oral & traditional reports ( mana whenua research established by the Claimants).

Regarding the technical research, a project brief outlines a scoping exercise that involves commissioning a historian. The historian will follow the project brief and research matters raised regarding the particular project. On completion of the scoping exercise the historian will recommend whether a full report is needed or not.

For example the ratings project 15 (of 24). Richard Towers was commissioned to do a scoping exercise based on the project 15 brief. The scoping report identified relevant sources of historical evidence, archives and supporting papers and the need for a full report on rating issues. A full ratings report has been drafted showing comprehensive evidence of prejudices upon East Coast tangata whenua as a result of rates. This report is critical to supporting the Ruawaipu Income Tax and revenue claim and others.

At present various scoping reports have been completed and some main reports have been drafted. It is envisaged the technical reports will be finished by December 2008. You can view the research reports released so far in this section.

 
  Summary of Projects  
 

Research project 1- East Coast Wars and Aftermath.
Research project 2- Survey Issues
Research project 3- 19th Century Lands Report.
Research project 4- East Coast Trust Blocks.
Research project 5- Native Townships
Research project 6- Public Works.
Research project 7- 20th Century Lands Report.
Research project 8- Impact on Title Reorganization.
Research project 9- Non Based Land Resources
Research project 10- Wahi Tapu Grievances.
Research project 11- Environmental Impacts Report.
Research project 12- Report on the Provision of Education on the East Coast.
Research project 13- The Provision of Health
Research project 14- Local Government Issues.
Research project 15- Rating Issues.
Research project 16- Socio-economic Impact Report
Research project 17- Scoping Report on Hapuoneone. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 18- Makarika Station. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 19- Short research project on the Ripia Claim. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 20- Short research project on the Pouawa Block. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 21- Block specific information for the participation of Rongowhakaata & Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki
Research project 22 – Te Whanau-A-Apanui potential claim issues. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 23- The East Coast Te Tiriti. To view the Document, Click Here.
Research project 24- Political, Justice & Legislation Scoping Report. To view the Document, Click Here.

 
  Summary of critical research released so far  
 

East Coast Wars and Aftermath: a critical scoping report recommending a full report on the alliance by Ngati Porou Kawantanga with the Crown who caused atrocities on East Coast tangata whenua.

Public Works: blatant theft !!! an excellent report showing over 2000 public works takings with 60% Maori owned land, including customary land that was not Crown land.

Report on the Provision of Education on the East Coast: a comprehensive report showing racial prejudices on East Coast tangata whenua wanting equality in education whilst being compelled to colonial assimilation.

Rating Issues: an excellent report showing thousands of acres in the Waiapu consolidation scheme alienated for rates debt, and racial prejudices by the Crown imposing its doctrine and revenue collecting over East Coast tangata whenua.

Local Government Issues Report: an excellent scoping report highlighting prejudices by local government including the denial of East Coast tino rangatiratanga. Recommends a full report and includes a case study on the Potaka Hatchery.

 
  Summary of scoping reports NOT recommending a full report.  
 

Research project 17- Scoping Report on Hapuoneone:

Research project 18- Makarika Station:

Short research project on the Ripia Claim: certain aspects to be used as a case study

Short research project on the Pouawa Block: certain aspects of alienation to be researched.

Research project 22 – Te Whanau-A-Apanui potential claim issues: selective research on the boundary is recommended.

Research project 23- The East Coast Te Tiriti: (avoids the sovereignty issue and differences between the English Treaty and East Cast Te Tiriti.