Uniquely bound in the system

Tangata Whenua have unique attributes, circumstances, relationships to navigate and learn that no other nationality has in Aotearoa or the world. 

We have the usual day-to-day work, friends, education and housing like everyone else but we also spend a lifetime trying to piece together generations of puzzle pieces.

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Tauranga Māori Land Alienation

This report provides a statistical overview of the alienation of Maori land within the Tauranga Moana inquiry district after 1886.

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Alienation within Te Rohe Potae district

The dates of alienation, the names and sizes of blocks alienated and the type of alienation for over 3,800 Mori land transactions in the Te Rohe
Potae district from 1840 to 2010.
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The Alienation of Whakarewarewa

A report prepared in 1995 for the Waitangi Tribunal - Ref Wai 153 #C2 (WAI 1200 A030)

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Alienation of land within Parihaka

A report prepared in 1993 for the Waitangi Tribunal - Ref Wai 143 #17

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John Campbell "From Egmont to Taranaki"

This is a personal story of Pākehā me.

Who didn't know what I didn't know, until I began discovering it.
It's part roadie, with my late, beautiful best friend, Tim.
It's part eyes opening and ears listening.
It's part expression of regret and shame and gratitude.
And hope.
And love.
This is my journey to the history of us.

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He Whenua Rangatira

Animated history of Māori arrivals from 1200, European arrival from 1642 and the land appropriation that followed.

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The Northern War

The Northern War was in part a reaction to the colonial government's increasing control over Māori affairs. New rules and regulations cost Māori in the Bay of Islands trade and other economic opportunities. The imposition of customs duties and shipping levies increased prices and deprived Māori of sources of revenue. A ban on the felling of kauri and Crown control of land sales added to fears that Māori authority was being undermined.

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NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui

NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui is the third compelling chapter in RNZ's award-winning documentary project on the New Zealand Wars.

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Okataina 10 - Special Owners Hui

Details for interested parties wishing to participate in an upcoming hui for Okataina 10, Okataina 6B1 & Okataina 6B2

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Nukumaru Battle (part 1)

The "Battle of Nukumaru" took place near Paetaia Lake, which is at the end of Paetaia Road, a few km's south of Waitotara

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Nukumaru battle (part 2)

Nukumaru battle, that started General Cameron's campaign into South Taranaki in early 1865

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Taranaki Confiscations

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into of Native Lands and Other Grievances alleged by Natives.  This extract of the report is specific to Taranaki as they were the first case to require justification of confiscations.

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Crown Grants - Taranaki 1879-1885

A comparison between the Crown Grants recommended for issue and those that were issued in Taranaki 1879-1885
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Kapiti Island

One of New Zealand's oldest nature reserves and a place rich in history since pre-European times, Kapiti Island - through the process of Crown acquisition in 1897 there remains only 2 Maori owned land blocks on the island.

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Waitara

A history that belongs to us all and as a Te Ātiawa descendent a reminder of a not too distant history that would affect the future of our Whānau, hapū and iwi forever...

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