Have Your Say on the Deed of Mandate

The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) is calling for submissions on Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust’s Deed of Mandate to negotiate with the Crown for the settlement of all Ngāti Rangitihi historical Treaty claims.

Your submissions must reach OTS by Friday 17 October 2014.

You can post to: The Manager, Settlement Development Team, Office of Treaty Settlements, SX 10111, Wellington, or email to: OTS_subs@justice.govt.nz.

All submissions will be provided to Te Mana and will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982.

Te Mana’s Deed of Mandate refers to six mandate hui held by Te Mana in April 2014. Voting was carried out and 77% of those who voted were in favour of mandating Te Mana to negotiate Ngāti Rangitihi historical claims.

The claims to be negotiated are all Ngāti Rangitihi claims, whether registered or unregistered, that arise from Crown actions and omissions that occurred prior to 21 September 1992. These claims include, but are not limited to: Wai 7, 319, 524, 872, 996, 1111, 1116-1120, 1125, 1134, 1135, 1211, 1358, 1375, 1420, 1452, 1486, 1882, and 1989, insofar as they relate to Ngāti Rangitihi. A claim partially related to Ngāti Rangitihi will only be partially settled by a Ngāti Rangitihi settlement.

Te Mana is seeking a mandate to represent those who descend from the ancestors listed below, including people who can affiliate to the marae or hapū below.

Ngāti Rangitihi Ancestors
All members of Ngāti Rangitihi who, by whakapapa, legal adoption, or whāngai, descent from the tipuna Rangiaohia (ngā uri o Rangiaohia).

Ngāti Rangitihi Hapū
Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāti Ihu, Ngāti Mahi, Ngāti Te Whareiti, Ngāti Tionga, and Ngāti Tutangata.

Ngāti Rangitihi Marae
Rangitihi Marae in Matatā.

For more information, including Te Mana’s Deed of Mandate and supporting documents, visit: www.ots.govt.nz