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Thank you to our whānau and supporters who share their kōrero to help raise awareness of Te Here-ā-nuku, our commitment to hold the Crown to account.  

Kelli Te Maihāroa - 2023

Associate Professor at Otago Polytechnic Te Pūkenga, on travelling up from Ōtepoti to tautoko Uncle Rore at the hearing.

Kaumātua Rore Stafford and Kerensa Johnston - 2023

Uncle Rore and Kerensa Johnston provide an update in advance of the High Court hearing in Wellington, which will be the largest litigation against the Crown in New Zealand’s history.

Rōpata Taylor - 2020

Te Here-ā-Nuku Working Committee member Rōpata Taylor talks about the differences between the Nelson Tenths Reserves and the Occupation Reserves.

Kerensa Johnston, Part 1 - 2020

This three-part series aims to help whānau and supporters understand our journey to make the Nelson Tenths Whole.


In this first episode of the series, Wakatū CEO Kerensa Johnson provides background to the Nelson Tenths case, including talking about the Supreme Court case in 2017.


October 12, 2020

Kerensa Johnston, Part 2 - 2020

In part 2 of our Making the Tenths Whole video series, Kerensa Johnston talks about the work that’s underway to resolve matters with the Crown, including a discussion of recent Court action.


October 15, 2020

Kerensa Johnston, Part 3 - 2020

In this third instalment of our Making the Tenths’ Whole series, Kerensa Johnston discusses the work that is underway to resolve matters with the Crown since the 2017 Supreme Court decision.


November 12, 2020

Aneika Young - 2020

Aneika Young discusses being a kaitiaki of the whenua and how this is drives identity for whānau, hapū and iwi in Te Tauihu.

Kaumātua Rore Stafford - 2020

Rore Stafford’s kōrero for Making the Tenths Whole gives an overview of the history behind the Nelson Tenths reserves case. It starts with the early days of Pākehā settlement through to Crown administration of the lands, and how, when Wakatū was formed in 1977, not all land was returned.

The Hui - May 17, 2019

The government is being accused of dragging its heels despite the finding of the country’s highest court over a land claim in Nelson.


In a ground-breaking decision the Supreme Court held that the Crown has duties and obligations to a Nelson hapū like those of a trustee and has declared that it’s claim can continue in the High Court.