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Mau Whenua - Save Shelly Bay

$8,430 donated
Given by 68 generous donors in over a year

Shelly Bay as a Turangawaewae (a place to stand) for all.

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Mau Whenua is an Incorporated Society that has been set up by Owner / Beneficiaries of the Port Nicolson Block Settlement Trust who oppose the sale of Shelly Bay.

The name means simply, ‘To lay hold of our land’.

Our objectives are:

 To assist our people to retain their land and make it productive.

 To prevent land being sold out of tribal ownership without permission.

 Advocate for social and economic development through Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Land ownership and Cultural understanding for our people and the citizens of Wellington.

 Mau Whenua will uphold the principles and values inherent within the Treaty of Waitangi.

The manner in which Shelly Bay has been taken from us is of genuine concern because it undermines the key values and principles that our people and all New Zealanders hold to be important.

Use of funds

To support the work and day-to-day functioning of Mau Whenua Inc in returning Shelly Bay to its rightful iwi ownership. Your contributions will help meet costs associated with legal action, communication/engagement, and administration.

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Latest update

High Court Action deferred until March 2021  15 July 2020

Posted by: Mau Whenua Incorporated Society

Our High Court Action to challenge the sale of the land at Shelly Bay had to be rescheduled from June 2020 until March 2021, due to COVID-19. So we're still fighting the good fight, it's just going to take a wee bit longer!

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Vanessa on 15 Feb 2021
Historic Poneke
Historic Poneke on 15 Feb 2021
Working hard to enhance & retain Poneke history and heritage
Dan on 11 Feb 2021
I grew up in Seatoun. I can't afford to live there now, but that's kind of the point. Enjoyment of the land shouldn't be determined by the size of your bank balance. Cycling around the Miramar peninsular is a magical experience which deserves to be preserved. I support the conservation of Shelly Bay and Mt Crawford inline with Kaitiakitanga. And I support the ongoing occupation by Mau Whenua to tease out the details of this dirty deal.
Teresa on 10 Feb 2021
Good luck
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Guest Donor on 10 Feb 2021
koha aroha

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