This week TumekeFM spoke to Charlie Tawhiao

In his korero Charlie notes the disappointment he feels with the antics of the Crown who have allowed iwi of Hauraki to lay settlement claims to an area from Matakana in the North to Matakana Island in Tauranga Moana.

These settlement claims encroach into the tribal boundaries already claimed by Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga.

Charlie blames the Crown and not the Hauraki iwi for such a situation. The Tauranga Moana iwi will protest on the water in the harbour this Saturday 17 June 2017.

Listen to his korero below: