Teenei te mihi ki a koutou i ngaa aahuatanga o te waa.
This is to inform you all that we are committed to concentrating on our own Ngaati Paoa claim and to see it through to its conclusion; a focus on our claim to achieve a Ngāti Paoa Deed of Settlement within the next year.
We are not distracted by these changes and it is business as usual - forging ahead to complete our settlement is foremost in our minds and ask that you, the descendants of Paoa continue to support us in bringing home the settlements for you all.
Kia tau tonu mai ngā manaakitanga a te wāhi ngaro ki runga i a tātou.
Ahakoa ngaa piki me ngaa heke, ka mau tonu taatou ki ngaa maataapono araa te tika, te pono me te aroha, ahakoa te aha.
Ngā mihi nui
na Morehu Wilson me Hauauru Rawiri
Ngaati Paoa Treaty Negotiators