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Other Breaches

Other treaty breaches in Waimarama will be mentioned briefly as they have been covered more extensively by other claimants or are part of a wider generic claim.

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Alienation and Division

There is no need to talk about the Land Alienation Laws and their purpose. Individualisation of title away from Tribal ownership resulted in wholesale land loss: this has been the cornerstone of every Treaty of Waitangi Claim throughout the country.

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Soldier Resettlement Farms

Just after the start of the First World War, the government introduced The Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act of 1915. This resulted in the acquisition of large tracts of land from private owners and this would be used for soldier resettlement at the end of the war.

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The Waingongoro River - Part Two

From our home on the hill at Waimarama I came to appreciate that the Waingongoro River was not always benign. I experienced three major floods firstly in 1959 again in 1974 and more recently in 2011.

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The Waingongoro River - Part One

We spent many happy hours playing in the Waingongoro River. Poking along the banks; chasing the water rats, filling our billy can with fresh water crayfish, catching cockabullies, poling for tuna or just swimming and lazing in the sun at Marnies Creek: our favourite water hole.

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Waimarama Rivers - Pouhokio

Waimarama is named for a spring, Te Puna Waimarama. It is told that such was the quality of the water in this spring that it could mirror and reflect all that came over the horizon, be it friend or foe.

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Harawira - The First Breach

(Extract taken from a presentation made by Robert Mac Donald to the WHARE KORERO, Herataunga/Tamatea Treaty of Waitangi Claims at EIT on Saturday 8th June 2013)

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Te Reo Maori - Maori Version

TE TAKE A HE TOA TAKITINI KI TE KĀWANATANGA KI TE AUTE KURA, KI ŌMĀHU MARAE

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Te Reo Maori - English Version

This address was presented by Dr Timoti Karetu at the WHARE KORERO, He Toa Takitini, Heretaunga/Tamatea, Treaty of Waitangi Claim Hearings at EIT on Saturday 8th June 2013

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Visitors From Taiwan

On Sunday 2nd June 2013 we hosted some visitors from Taiwan at Hakikino. They were wonderful people and very appreciative of their first introduction to our culture,

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