RUAWAIPU The Traditional Tribe Of The East Coast  
 
 
The Ruawaipu Treaty Claims
 
 
 
 
  1. Wai 39: Flaura & fauna & Foreshore & seabed & other prejudices. A claim by Herewini Kaa and Eru Potaka Dewes for and on behalf on Ngati Porou (to be amended to Ruawaipu).The claim also focuses on oil and petroleum. The Crown has permitted and continues to permit third parties to prospect and explore for petroleum resources without consulting with or obtaining the consent of East Coast iwi. The Crown has failed to ensure that the legislation and minerals programmes relating to petroleum resources are consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. To view the Document, Click Here.
  2. Wai 129 Land Alienation A claim by Sue Nikora alleging land alienation by various legislation.
  3. Wai 298: Whanga o Kena. A claim by Billy Peachey, Hine Rickard, Kingi Koia and Sharon Harmer for and on behalf of the descendants of Wikiriwhi Matauru, Pineaha Koia, Ripeka Tahuru, and Hapi Haerewa against the Public Works legislation and the Crown’s processes of acquisition of Whanga o Kena island. To view the Document, Click Here. To view the Whangaokena Council of Owners Charter Document, Click Here.
  4. Wai 973 Raupatu and Mental Health A claim by Phil Ripia concerning land alienation and the mental health regime.
  5. Wai 1185 Ruawaipu Land Consolidation claim A claim by Barney Dewes concerning alienation of Ruawaipu land (Wharekahika) through the land consolidation legislation.
  6. Wai 1187: Ruawaipu Ohinepoutea B. A claim by Bob Kaa in respect of Ohinepoutea B land block on behalf of the shareholders and others. The block comprises of 5026 acres and is located at the Tapuaeroa valley at Waiorongomai beneath the Hikurangi mountain, which is bounded by the Raparapaririki and Mangapoi streams, which flow down to the Tapuaeroa River and wash into the Waiapu river. The Crown has directly taken and has allowed the continued taking of valuable resources such as the gravel from the rivers directly adjacent to the block. The taking of the resources was done without permission and without consultation. The taking of the gravel has directly led to erosion and damage problems to the Raparapaririki and Mangapoi streams and the Waiapu River. It has also resulted in the changing of the River’s natural course, which has directly damaged the mauri and wairua of the streams and river. The owners of the block have not been compensated for the taking of the gravel or the damaged caused, or for the damage that the erosion has caused to our eels that live there.
  7. Wai 1265: Ruawaipu Crowns Minerals Act 1991. A claim by Whetu Akuhata Brown for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the expropriation of minerals (oils, petroleum, gold, silver, zinc sulphur etc) by the Crown through legislation affecting Ruawaipu property rights over minerals. To view the Document, Click Here.
  8. Wai 1267: Ruawaipu Te Runanga o Ngati Porou Act 1987. A claim by Kiri Harmer on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning alleged prejudices due to the enactment of the Act as a result of Crown policy during the mid 1980’s to achieve Maori independence and self sufficiency while appeasing the United Nations and political pressures. The claimant alleges that the legislation (with other legislation) restricts the economic, social, and cultural development of Ruawaipu, subsequently causing alienation of Ruawaipu whanau and hapu interests in their property rights protected under the Treaty of Waitangi. To view the Document, Click Here.
  9. Wai 1268: Ruawaipu Raupatu (East Coast 1866 Act) A claim by Te Matekino Takotoroa Koia for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the NZ Settlements Act 1863 and the East Coast Acts 1866 & 1867. The claim alleges colonial terrorism and how England had warned the colonial government not to enact land confiscation legislation but failed to protect the claimant’s tipuna (murder and incarceration) as a result of the 1860’s legislation. To view the Document, Click Here.
  10. Wai 1269: Ruawaipu Resources (QMS). A claim by Tony Evans for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. The claimant states the Fisheries Settlement 1992 is not a Ruawaipu settlement. The Quota Management System excludes a customary development component for Ruawaipu, and that all revenue from the QMS collected by the NZ Crown within the rohe moana of Ruawaipu should have been used to develop Ruawaipu kaitiakitanga (re seeding) for customary fishing methodologies The QMS has made our kapata kai moana sick and needs to be healed. To view the Document, Click Here.
  11. Wai 1270: Ruawaipu Resource Management Act 1991. A claim by Henry Akuhata Brown for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. Alleging the RMA does not have the right to regulate over the resources of Ruawaipu.
  12. Wai 1271: Ruawaipu Economic Effects. A claim by Korina Te Kani for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. The claimant alleges economic crime by way of the Crown stopping the sophisticated and efficient economical advancement of the hapu by Crown Acts, legislation and practices for the sole purpose of acquiring wealth, power and prosperity at the expense and sufferance of the claimants’ tipuna. To view the Document, Click Here.
  13. Wai 1272: Ruawaipu Active Protection (kaitiakitanga). A claim by Rapata Kaa for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. A claim against the Crown for failing to actively protect the tino rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga of Ruawaipu over waterways, foreshore and seabed, territorial seas, fisheries and taonga within. To view the Document, Click Here.
  14. Wai 1277 Ruawaipu Returned Servicemen claim A claim by Mariah Dewes concerning racial prejudice against Maori returned servicemen on the East Coast and the lack of rehabilitation resulting in generational grievances.
  15. Wai 1284: Ruawaipu Incarceration. A claim by Soraya Stender for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the wrongful incarceration of Ruawaipu tipuna due to suppression of the Rebellion Act and other legislation and the rights for Ruawaipu to maintain their own judicial institutions separate from foreign methodologies which have caused the assimilation and breakdown of the whanau and hapu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  16. Wai 1285: Income Tax and Revenue. A claim by Stephen Beach for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the economic and social impact and loss due to tax and revenue legislation. The claimant asserts Ruawaipu rights to collect and manage their own tax and revenue over their ancestral lands (and to be compensated for monies wrongfully taken by the Crown). To view the Document, Click Here.
  17. Wai 1286: Ruawaipu Maori Development. A claim by Lena Cross for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the Ministry of Maori Development Act 1991 (TPK) and its failure to monitor, report and provide top quality advice to Crown administrative bodies regarding prejudices and detrimental impacts on Ruawaipu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  18. Wai 1287: Ruawaipu Maori Land Court. A claim by June Evans for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the actual legitimacy and status of the Maori Land Court and its jurisdiction to hold intellectual property rights and taonga belonging to Ruawaipu. The claim also recommends Ruawaipu are given the capacity to manage and administrate their own land affairs. To view the Document, Click Here.
  19. Wai 1288: Ruawaipu Rangatiratanga. A claim by Te Maria Lil Stender [Karawhata] for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the Electoral Act 1993 and the Local Government Act 2002. The claimant asserts the right to tino rangatiratanga and authentic self governance independent of the Crown’s governmental regime. To view the Document, Click Here.
  20. Wai 1289: Ruawaipu Colonization. A claim by Teo Waimatao Crawford Stender for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the social and cultural effects of assimilation and colonisation suffered through Crown policy and legislative instruments. To view the Document, Click Here.
  21. Wai 1290: Ruawaipu Matauranga. A claim by Coralie Te Nahu concerning the Crown’s education legislation and the indoctrination through the Crown systems to remove the identity and awareness of the claimant with foreign and false doctrines. To view the Document, Click Here.
  22. Wai 1291: Ruawaipu Lands (New Ulster). A claim by Christine Beach for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the profits accrued by the colonial government and the Crown UK over land legislation. The claimant also alleges that the Crown has not purchased 1 inch of soil under its pre-emptive right and due process under international law, and that all the lands (the entire estate) within the Ruawaipu rohe still lawfully belong to Ruawaipu whanau and hapu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  23. Wai 1292: Ruawaipu Native Land. A claim by Willy Evans [Rangihuna] for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu concerning the Northern Waiapu Consolidation Scheme and Native Land Court administration affecting the claimants’ tino rangatiratanga.
  24. Wai 1300: Te Whanau a Tapaeururangi o Ruawaipu. A claim by Bill Te Kani (and others) for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Tapaeururangi. A claim to hapu autonomy and sovereignty over lands, forests, fisheries, minerals and self governance. To view the Document, Click Here.
  25. Wai 1301: Ruawaipu Ethnic Suppression. A claim by Simon James Koia alleging the suppression of the Ruawaipu identity by Crown intervention of the creation of the “Ngati Porou Kawanatanga governance model” an indoctrination fuelled by the Crown for political expediency. The claimant asks that all assets and interests vested in TRONP encroaching upon the Ruawaipu rohe be transferred to the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  26. Wai 1316: Ruawaipu Rangitukia Station. A claim by Kopua Kaa for and on behalf of Wi Paati and his descendants and the direct descendants of Ruawaipu concerning prejudices and loss of tino rangatiratanga due to land amalgamation via Crown initiatives such as the Maori Land Development Scheme under the Department of Maori Affairs in the 1970’s. The claimant seeks the return of respective amalgamated blocks into their original titles pre amalgamation and returned to the original owners. To view the Document, Click Here.
  27. Wai 1317 Ruawaipu Wharekahika claim A claim by Alice Loraine Jamieson regarding Wharekahika No 1.
  28. Wai 1318 Ruawaipu General Legislation. A claim by Jason Koia & Reg Rangihuna for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu against Queen Elizabeth II (sovereign representative of England) alleging that various Acts, legislation, practices and omissions by the Crown (over 200 in total) have caused prejudices and breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi and that the English version of the treaty is not the legitimate document. To view the Document, Click Here.
  29. Wai 1319: Ruawaipu Te Whanau a Kahu (Crown UK). A claim by Wetini Akuhata. This claim is solely against the Crown United Kingdom for failing to actively protect Te Whanau a Kahu tino rangatiratanga and allowing the NZ Parliament to impersonate a sovereign. To view the Document, Click Here.
  30. Wai 1320: Ruawaipu Supreme Court Act 2003. A claim by Jason Koia & Wetini Akuhata for and on behalf of the Ruawaipu indigenous people. The claimants allege NZ Parliament did not have the power to extinguish their rights to English courts and common law protection and that the Supreme Court was designed to protect Parliamentary sovereignty denying the claimants’ right to justice.
  31. Wai 1321: Ruawaipu Rivers. A claim by Justin Renata & Wetini Akuhata for and on behalf of the Rangatahi of Ruawaipu claiming rivers have been taken by Crown actions and legislation and that the Crown should denounce any and all such presumed ownership over the Rivers of Ruawaipu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  32. Wai 1322: Ruawaipu Maori Affairs Act 1953. A claim by Justin Renata for and on behalf of Te Whanau a Hinerupe of Ruawaipu. Claiming the Act was designed to assimilate and extinguish the manawhenua of Hinerupe. To view the Document, Click Here.
  33. Wai 1323: Ruawaipu Forestry. A claim by John Porter for and on behalf of the Ruawaipu people claiming the Ruawaipu people have been adversely affected by the destruction of native forests, the introduction of foreign forests, and various legislation relating to forests. The claim seeks the total return and restoration of all Ruawaipu forests. To view the Document, Click Here.
  34. Wai 1324: Ruawaipu Conservation Act 1987. A claim by Mateohorere Manuel for and on behalf of the Kaitiaki of Ruawaipu. The claimant alleges the Crown legislation established a foreign kaitiaki and restricts and prejudices Ruawaipu from exercising their kaitiakitanga. To view the Document, Click Here.
  35. Wai 1325: Ruawaipu ki Te Araroa (Township). A claim by Henrieta Tichborne for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu ki Te Araroa alleging that the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1913 which vested the Te Araroa township to His Majesty the King to hold in trust for the leisure and benefit of the landowners as the Te Araroa domain was theft. To view the Document, Click Here.
  36. Wai 1326: Ruawaipu Public Works. A claim by Mehua Koia – Papuni & June Papuni for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu ki Tikitiki. A claim to lands taken under the Public Works legislation including the Police station, linesman cottage, roads and township. To view the Document, Click Here.
  37. Wai 1334: Ruawaipu Customary Fishing Regulations 1998. A claim by Wiremu Kaa for and on behalf of the descendants of Pineaha Koia, Wikiriwhi Matauru, Hape Haerewa and Ripeka Tahuru of Ruawaipu. A claim to Te Omanga (Ranfurly Bank) alleging the customary fishing regulations have prejudiced the claimants’ tino rangatiratanga by way of the Crown failing to honour customary rights and impinge upon the rangatiratanga of the claimants’ tipuna with flawed gazette processes creating division amongst the whanau hapu of the Waiapu. To view the Document, Click Here.
  38. Wai 1335: Ruawaipu Constitution Act 1986. A claim by Arnold Ruka Dewes for and on behalf of the mokopuna of Ruawaipu. The Claimant alleges the intent of Crown constitution legislation such as the NZ Constitution Act 1986, is simply alien domination, usurpation and illegal adoption of English law to protect Parliament’s economic and political power and sovereignty over natural resources that belong to Ruawaipu. Thus alienating his peoples inalienable right and fundamental freedoms (te tino rangatiratanga). To view the Document, Click Here.
  39. Wai 1336: Ruawaipu Letters Patent 1983. A claim by Robert Clarke for and on behalf of the whanau and hapu of Ruawaipu. The claimant alleges NZ Parliament adopted English Letters Patent (Royal prerogative of England) to protect the assumption of Parliamentary sovereignty by replacing the Crown UK with the NZ Crown and that Parliament is not the Crown and neither a sovereign. To view the Document, Click Here.
  40. Wai 1337: Te Whanau a Kahu Queen’s Chain. A claim by Tony Evans for and on behalf of Te Whanau a Kahu (hapu of the Ruawaipu tribe). The claimant alleges there is no written evidence Te Whanau a Kahu ceded any strip or margin to the Crown known as the Queen’s chain and that the Crown does not own it (or the foreshore and seabed). To view the Document, Click Here.
  41. Wai 1338 Pakihi (Marangairoa Blocks). A claim by M Papuni-Koia, Sarah & Noeline Poi for and on behalf of the descendants of Pineaha Koia, Wikiriwhi Matauru, Hape Haerewa and Ripeka Tahuru of Ruawaipu. Alleging that actions of the Crown have prejudiced the claimants’ rangatiratanga and whakapapa to Pakihi. To view the Document, Click Here.
  42. Wai 1403 Akuhata Whanau Claim – A claim by Sonny Akuhata Brown concerning the Whetumatarau workers dwellings which was acquired under the public works for the Matakaoa Council. The land was then given to a retiring Pakeha employee as part of his superannuation. There was no compensation to the tangata whenua. To view the Document, Click Here.
  43. Wai 1404: Te Whanau a Pokai Human Rights Legislation. A claim by Trevor Te Maro for and on behalf of Te Whanau a Pokai the hapu of Ruawaipu asserting Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a humanitarian covenant between 2 sovereign nations, and that the NZ Human Rights legislation has been designed by Parliament to protect Parliamentary sovereignty, and that Parliament has given itself ultimate power to breach the fundamental rights and freedoms of the claimant’s people. [been aggregated]. To view the Document, Click Here.
  44. Wai 1463 Neho Kopuka Estate A claim by Henry Koia and Mehua Papuni for and on behalf of the descendants of Pineaha Koia, regarding he taonga tuku iho and the European Will process administered by the Maori Trustee alienating customary land rights.
  45. Wai 1859 Ruawaipu Maori Trustee Claim A claim by Josie Mclean, Carol Kerekere, John Reid, Joy Reid, Peehi Wanoa, Mate Wanoa, and Huia Beach for and on behalf of the future generations of Ruawaipu. The claim alleges the Maori Trustee administration has failed to protect the tino rangatiratanga of Maori land owners, and that the $35 million of Maori Trustee monies derived from Maori land should be used for direct litigation against the Queen of England in an independent forum. To view the Document, Click Here.
  46. Wai 1866 Ruawaipu Foreshore & Seabed Act 2004 A Claim by Tamati Reid alleging numerous breaches.
  47. Wai 1862 Treaty Settlement claim A contemporary claim by Jason Koia alleging the Crowns settlement policy is in breach of the treaty by settling with iwi under the wrong treaty (the English version with the Crown posing as assumed sovereign). The claim also alleges prejudices by the Crown by settling all Ruawaipu historical treaty claims and foreshore claims with Te Runanga o Ngati Porou (the wrong recipient). In other words, when the contemporary claims are heard in 2020 the Crown will have to start all over again. To view the Document, Click Here.
  48. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu Parliamentary discrimination A claim by Arahia Koia alleging the practice by Parliament to expropriate tax payers monies to the Crown to protect the Crown’s interest domestically and internationally, whilst failing to accord equal funding to the other treaty party to protect the claimant’s indigenous and treaty rights domestically and internationally, is discriminatory. The claim is against the Crown for breaching its active protection fiduciary duties under the Treaty by failing to intervene on petition to remove the discrimination. To view the Document, Click Here.
  49. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu Bill of Rights Act 1990 Claim: A claim by Jason Renata alleging that section 28 of the Bill of Rights recognizes treaty rights and that the Crown has breached these rights. To view the Document, Click Here.
  50. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 claim: A claim by Jason Renata for and on behalf of the future generations of Ruawaipu claiming prejudice that the 1975 Act breaches the treaty by failing to recognize tino rangatiratanga, instead the Act diverts from the Treaty and focuses on principles defined by the Crown who created the Tribunal with no powers to protect and enforce claimant Treaty rights. To view the Document, Click Here.
  51. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu Church of England claim: A claim by Gavin Evans on behalf of the future generations of Ruawaipu against the Crown for using the Church of England missionaries as Agents in the promulgation of the Treaty, which included inducing Maori to cede sovereignty, establishing the Maori version of the Treaty to appease the chiefs and indoctrinating and assimilating Maori to turn against their fellow man in the name of the Church and Queen, whilst being party to major land transactions for personal gain and benefit to the colony.
  52. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu Hobsonís proclamation claim A claim by Katrina Koia alleging that Hobsonís proclamations of Sovereignty over the North Island on 21 May 1840 were invalid because her Tipuna signed the Maori version which did not cede sovereignty at Rangitukia on 1 June 1840. In short, the Crown is not sovereign. To view the Document, Click Here.
  53. Wai TBA: Ruawaipu land Alienation claim A claim by Joanne Hebberd regarding certain land alienation grievances in the Rangitukia area.
  54. Wai TBA: Te Whanau a Tapuhi self government claim A claim by Rangimarie Papuni and Henry Koia alleging that the Queen has breached Article II of Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te Tairawhiti by failing to actively protect the hapu right to self government.