Connection to place (our whenua, awa, marae, nga waahi tapu)
Kia tau te tāmoremore nui nō Papa, nō Rangi
To re-establish our Ngāti Maru estate and our associated rights and interests in our whenua and natural resources.
To re-connect Ngāti Maru to our whenua and culturally significant sites.
To secure the future growth of our Ngāti Maru estate and associated rights and interests.
Negotiations with the Crown will see the return or reconnection of land to Ngāti Maru in various ways. These will include the vesting or return of land, the establishment of Statutory Acknowledgements and Deeds of Recognition over other lands within the Ngāti Maru rohe. Much of this land is currently held by the Department of Conservation, Ministry for the Environment and with the many Councils that we have within the rohe.
The Sites of Significance research has assisted in the identification and telling the stories relating to the specific sites and Ngāti Maru’s key relationships to them.
The future development of Te Upoko o Te Whenua marae is a key aspiration that will come out of Maru Pae.