This report provides foundation information that both the Iwi and the Crown can work with, to identify a way forward that will contribute to substantive change for the future of Te Hiku. It was an ancestress from Te Hiku o Te Ika, Meringaroto, who first coined the famous saying "He aha te mea nui o tēnei ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. Her wisdom is a taonga that continues to inform down through the ages to guide us in the Social Accord process. It will keep us focused on the most important thing for Te Hiku o Te Ika; our people.