With all the happenings on Rekohu and out on mainland NZ and with Hokotehi having a fresh mandate to engage with the crown, how interesting to see a bit of public interest in the outcome for Moriori. (About time?) I see social media being used to gain support for the ’cause’ and probably appropriately so … More 97 Percent and Justice
For those in denial that there ever was a genocide perpetrated against the Moriori, do some research and look at what constitutes genocide. There are supposedly 8 recognisable stages to Genocide. By the way, google “genocide stages moriori” and go and look at some of the results. Very interesting. Not always accurate, but certainly interesting … More Genocide
The process of subjugation through alienation and marginalisation continues unabated on the islands of Rekohu. Moriori; those resilient people that lived here at the edge of the world, undisturbed for centuries until the blundering European discovery of their misty isles took them down a pathway of horror and hatred that few New Zealanders even know … More Irrelevant?
Tena Ko Yes. I need to get with the programme. I have been very remiss of late and have not had the time or the opportunity to keep this site updated and I have been very rude to several guests who have kindly submitted comments. I apologise for my inaction. (Well,…inaction on this site maybe!) … More Get with the programme!
Hokotehi Moriori Trust is the mandated legal body entitled and empowered by its members to represent the Moriori people in everything from Treaty claims to commercial activities. Hokotehi owns Chatham Lodge and Kopinga Marae and operates a number of commercial and cultural ventures around these facilities. Hokotehi also is partially responsible for administering finances designed and … More Marginalise, frustrate, eliminate
But providing wider education choices is not the answer. It is merely a possible consequence of getting it right. What we need to create on the Chatham Islands, is the perception that it is an awesome place to live, work, raise kids and retire too. That it is the next land of milk and honey. … More Taking aim
The population of Rekohu is shrinking dramatically and at the current rate, will reach a crisis point, sooner, rather than later, unless something can be done to arrest the trend. People have always come and gone from these islands. Some to return at a later date. Some never. But all are always welcome and they … More Where have they all gone?