The meetings took place at:
- Te Puna Ō Te Mātauranga Marae, NorthTec, Whangarei from 11:30 am and;
- The Kingsgate Hotel, Whangarei from 3pm onwards into the early evening.
Rauru Kirikiri a Crown facilitator who managed the Crowns engagement with submitters at the Marae Hui concluded that while there were no completely new issues raised in submission there appeared to be “hope” for a way forward.
While meetings with individual submitters continued on into the evening at the Kingsgate, those submitters opted not to have the Ngātiwai Trust Board present.
The Ngātiwai Trust Board now awaits the Crown’s considered views on any substantive matters raised by submitters.