24 Aug 2012

Only two more hui for Whanganui river descendants

10:00 am on 24 August 2012

Whanganui river descendants are running out of time to give their feedback about their iwi's Treaty claims, so the tribe can press ahead and reach a settlement with the Crown.

The Whanganui River Maori Trust Board has been holding hui at marae all along the river, inviting hapu to hear about the iwi's Treaty settlement strategy and its vision for the future of their ancestral awa (river).

A hui will be held on Friday at Rangahaua Marae in Whanganui city and then a final one at Maungarongo Marae in Ohakune on Saturday.

The board is also urging whanau to sign up to the Whanganui iwi tribal register so that iwi members can be sent copies of the draft deed of settlement, and any further updates.