The Ngāpuhi negotiations have several unique factors which justify a unique approach:
- Ngāpuhi are the largest iwi and settling their Treaty of Waitangi claims is a key Ministerial priority.
- The existing Crown assets in the Ngāpuhi rohe are limited.
- Whilst Ngāpuhi claims remain unsettled, opportunities to purchase assets and potential gains are being lost.
Tupu Tonu is looking to preserve a space for Ngāpuhi within certain sectors so that as part of their negotiation, Ngāpuhi can make an informed decision about whether to participate in these sectors.