A new proposal for Treaty negotiations has had the thumbs down from a majority of Ngāpuhi hapū.
The iwi's many hapū have been holding endorsement hui for the past three weeks, on a revised mandate.
But on the last day of voting, the 'no' votes have already passed the threshold of 38 - at which the mandate is declared rejected.
Moe Milne facilitated one of the last hapū hui in Whangarei today, for Tekau i Mua - where people voted 143 to 4 against the mandate .
She said the Crown needed to start from scratch with the mandate, listen to the hapū and work together with them on a new blueprint.
Ngāpuhi people can also vote on the mandate as individuals and the results of that vote will be known this week.