Ngati Hine has met with Minister of Treaty Negotiations
Chris Finlayson in the hopes that they will be able
to negotiate their own claims. Ngati Hine doesn’t support
Tuhoronuku, the Government’s mandated body to represent
Ngapuhi’s treaty claims. Finlayson is yet to make a decision
regarding Ngati Hine’s case. He is expected to make
an announcement next week on this matter.