A new precedent for hapū settlements?

Analysis – A spat over treaty settlements has seen insults hurled in Parliament, but points at a wider issue around the role of hapū in settlements.

Hapu took to the streets of Whangarei in protest over the mandate.

Protesters took to the streets of Whangarei to oppose Tūhoronuku’s appointment to carry out treaty negotiations on behalf of Ngāpuhi.  Photo: RNZ

In one case earlier this week, insults were hurled between the Māori Party and New Zealand First, after New Zealand First pulled its support for two of five Treaty of Waitangi settlement bills.

The issue at the core of the dispute surrounds a settlement with Ngāti Aukiwa, a small hapū of the Whangaroa Harbour in Northland.

The hapū, which has always attempted to run its own claim, has instead been swallowed up by the larger iwi claim, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa.

More detail : https://amp.rnz.co.nz/article/6d474f8a-fa94-4542-8a78-8f4a8aa61749

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