After reading the existing WAI 1940 Briefs it was obvious (with the exception of Geoffrey Raketes Brief),  that the claim did not reflect the reality of the deficit within contemporary Maori life and the system as a whole.

The Grandmothers aim, is to address the current issues of social, housing, health, education, unemployment, poverty, crime and addictions that plague our people. The Grandmothers believe that through PARTNERSHIP with the Crown and by strengthening and renewing Tino Rangatiratanga, Kaitiakitanga and Manaakitanga within all aspects of life, will help to heal our communities.

WEGC scrambled to put together a Brief with an amendments clause to present at the last Waitangi Tribunal Hearing of Hokianga Tai Whenua on 23/8/2016 – 28/8/2016