|N.B. 1:Tupuna had travelled and seen the application of tauiwi law across entire populations in both Australia and
England enough to know it was totally offensive and unacceptable to our culture e.g. a hungry child stealing food would
be fed by us, not imprisoned, hanged or shipped off to another country
N.B 2: Tikanga or divine Atua lore is not on the table for discussion or comment as it operates irrespective of man and
his creations. Alignment with Tikanga is the natural right and expectation of practice for every rangatira.
|(Official decoding of text by the Authorised Representative, specifically trained in the ancient oral archival knowledge,
and kaitiaki/guardian on behalf of the Recipients’ of the Late Queen Victoria’s 'Letter of Request' 1858)
|The waka embracing ALL mokopuna descendants of Aotearoa
|He Wakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni
DECLARATION OF THE SOVEREIGNTY/INDEPENDENCE
OF NEW ZEALAND
28 October 1835
|N.B: the Wakaputanga has not yet made mention of the national collective
|NB: In effect the actual Wakaputanga at this point is clearly the ‘minuted’ record of the hapu
motions leading up to public announcement.
|SUMMARY of Article 2
|SUMMARY OF ARTICLE 3
|N.B. while hapu were entrepreneurial in taking advantage of the increased trade and industry opportunities the ships
brought, the liberties taken were excessive e.g. the many ships entering bays, “the waters were lit like fire” without
ensuring appropriate protocols, were extremely offensive to hapu who might have had rahui in place.
|The gifting, pre-1835 Wakaputanga, was in response to a meeting with King William IV in which rangatira expressed
their displeasure at having their trading vessel boarded, cargo confiscated and persons dumped by a ship flying the
flag of the English admiralty. The gifting, protections and privileges implicit in the gift balanced the offence.
|It is clear here that this document is a record of events that have ALREADY occurred. Support was given at
Hapu level. Congressional sanction followed and the law was applicable forthwith.