Daisy Noble is lodging a claim on behalf of some Ngāruahine veterans.  There is no Ngāruahine Iwi claim.  Submissions deadline is 5pm, 19 November 2014.  If you are interested in the claim being lodged by Daisy please contact her by email on daisy@ngaruahine.istudios.co.nz

Waitangi Tribunal inquiry under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 concerning Military Veterans claims (Wai 2500)

Notice is hereby given that the Waitangi Tribunal will hold a judicial conference in relation to the Military Veterans kaupapa inquiry (Wai 2500).

Date: Monday 15 December 2014
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Waitangi Tribunal
141 The Terrace, Level 2
Fujitsu Tower

What is a kaupapa inquiry?
The hearing of claims concerning a nationally significant issue that affects Māori as a whole or a section of Māori across Aotearoa / New Zealand in similar ways.

What is a judicial conference and who can attend?
A meeting with the Tribunal of those who may wish to participate in and become parties to the inquiry to discuss matters to do with the inquiry and the inquiry process. The parties include claimants, their representatives and counsel, and Crown counsel. They may also include any interested parties (a person, group or organisation with a specific interest in the issues before the inquiry).

Judicial conferences are open to any members of the public who wish to attend.

What will be discussed?
The purpose of this first judicial conference is to consult with the claimants, their counsel and the Crown on their participation in the inquiry, the main veterans issues to be brought before the Tribunal, how the inquiry should proceed and any other relevant matters that parties may wish to raise with the Tribunal.

On Thursday 25 September 2014 Chief Judge Isaac, Waitangi Tribunal Chairperson and Presiding Officer for this inquiry, issued a memorandum-directions (Wai 2500, #2.5.1) informing parties of the details of the inquiry. A copy of this direction may be requested by emailing WT_Requests@justice.govt.nz.

Notifying attendance
All parties with an interest in the inquiry are invited to attend in person or through their appointed representative or counsel. Parties wishing to attend should notify their intention to Tribunal staff at the contact address given below.

Claimant contact details
The Tribunal would like to ensure that it has the current contact details for claimants who may wish to have their veterans grievances heard in this inquiry. In particular, claimants or the whānau of a deceased named claimant are asked to contact the Waitangi Tribunal Unit with updated contact details for the following claims:

WAI: 338 – Papakura Military Camp Claim, 1783 – Returned Maori Soldiers Claim, 2033 – Te Whanau-a-Apanui Veterans Claim, 2260 – Te Tai Tokerau Mana Wahine Claim, 2468 – The Kaipara Lands (Public Works Act and Soldiers Resettlement Act) Claim

How do I find out more information?
Further information can be obtained from:
Jenna-Faith Allan – Analyst Inquiry Facilitator – Waitangi Tribunal Unit
Ph: (04) 914 3004