In June 2019, Omaio signed a historic agreement on the colonization of Waitangi between Te Wh`nau-apanui and the Crown.  “The agreement in principle is a real and tangible symbol of the progress of the relationship between Te Whau a Apanui and the Crown and demonstrates a constant commitment by the Crown to address past acts and omissions; I look forward to developing the state of the habitat. Since the legislation contained a clause stating that nothing in the law is inconsistent with the principles of the Waitangi Treaty, the Court of Appeal decided that the government should provide guarantees for the Maori. But Hapa negotiator Willie Te Aho says he is back on track, and the 12 Hapa will meet tomorrow to get a report on progress, with the goal of reaching an agreement in principle by the end of June. The agreement in principle signed by Te Whau a Apanui can be found at: www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/te-whanau-a-apanui/. 1866: Te Kooti is falsely denounced as a supporter of Hauhau, arrested and detained without trial in the Chatham Islands. There he had a miracle cure for tuberculosis and, in a vision, he was ordered to create a new church and take his people out of bondage. He fled the Chathams and returned to New Zealand, where he founded the ringatu faith and waged a guerrilla war to retake the country. The law established the Native Land Court and began the legal process of altering the ownership of the country`s tribal property on individual titles. On that date, the number of names of the owners was reduced to 10 for land titles less than 5,000 hectares. The Waitangi Tribunal notes: 1975: Land March – directed by Dame Whina Cooper of Te Hapua in Wellington under the slogan “Not One More Acre of Maori Land”. Whitaker was attorney general in the early 1860s and Russell was colonial defence minister.
Both participated in the creation of Bank of New Zealand and held shares in the bank, which quickly received the government`s account. They also participated in land speculation and benefited greatly from the fact that Maori land was “liberated”. Whitaker apparently believed that: Until 1892 Maori kept 10,849,486 hectares of land, (about 16% of the total area) 2,442,469 hectares of this country was leased to Pakeha. Much of the rest of the country was in remote areas of the North Island.  In 1857, the natives of Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Rotorua – about 8,000 people – had more than 3,000 hectares of wheat land, 3,000 hectares of potatoes, nearly 2,000 hectares of maize and more than 1,000 hectares of Kumara. They owned nearly 1,000 horses, 200 cattle, 5,000 pigs, 4 hydroelectric power plants and 96 plows, and 43 coastal vessels with an average of nearly 20 tons and more than 900 canoes.  During the Depression, most Maori ended up in rural areas and were only entitled to unemployment benefits of 3s 9d per week, while urban dwellers received 9s per week.