"You can't rebuild a community on a sore full of pus."
This blog was created in 2010 to highlight the issues of miss-management of Iwi finances, and the Iwi business practices surrounded in secrecy.
With Trust Deeds and Constitutions that stripped members of all equal rights. People "shoulder tapped for Iwi jobs and management.”
We then had, three years of fisheries' quota income used by Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust to pay the money taken from CCDHB. It is still surrounded in secrecy to this day. Charitable Trust hires Forestry Workers and does not pay the GST the Trust as employers were responsible for - not the employees. So now they are paying of their GST with Fishery's income.
Finally in we get back to, the generational issue of IN-EQUALITY. Those with only Ngātiawa blood verses those with dual whakapapa with Ngati Toa and Raukawa.
Why? No one wanted to be exposed for what they actually did, neither will they own or apologise for their bad behaviour. Fear of change...Where do we stand - we forgive them as "they know not what they do."