Treaty Claims

Patuharakeke have several claims before the Waitangi Tribunal, our key claims are Wai 745 and Wai 1308.

At the time of laying our evidence, there had been 15 years of tireless work and research by our Claims Progression Committee culminated in the presentation of our briefs of evidence before the Waitangi Tribunal  October 2013.  It was a very emotional experience to finally have the opportunity to tell our story. Of course the journey is far from over, and we will continue in our quest for fair and just recognition of our Treaty grievances.

Our Claims Progression Committee Members are:

  • Guy Gudex (Chairperson)

  • Luana Pirihi

  • Ani Pitman

  • Gilbert Paki

Our dedicated Beneficiaries Registrations Committee are:  (more details soon)

  •  Joanne Hammon (Chairperson)

  • Juliane Chetham

  • Ani Pitman

Ani Pitman and Guy Gudex the key contacts for claims related queries and communications and can be reached via

Dixon and Co Lawyers are our legal team and have been central in guiding and supporting us through the claims process. See

Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board: PO Box 557, Whangārei

Takahiwai Marae: 229 Takahiwai Rd, Takahiwai, 0171. Email:

Many whanau and friends have contributed to this website but we would especially like to acknowledge Gilbert Paki, Harry Midwood, Guy Gudex and Paraire Pirihi for providing some of the historical context; David Milner for providing photos and maps, Kieran Connellan for his photos (see; Terenga Parāaoa Marae Komiti and Te Warihi Hetaraka for allowing use of the kowhaiwhai pattern; Juliane Chetham for ongoing maintenance of the site. Ngā mihi nui koutou. Disclaimer: The PTB board accepts no liability associated with publications, media or communications regarding PTB activity or business that has not been authorised by PTB in advance.