Kia ora e te whānau,

The Deed of Settlement Signing Ceremony on 5 December is fast approaching, and we are requesting that Ngāti Rangitihi whānau who wish to attend in person RSVP to the event.

We would like as many of our whānau to attend as possible and join us in the celebrations.

You can confirm your attendance by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0800 AKATEA to let us know. Please also advise us if you intend on staying overnight at Rangitihi Marae on either Friday 4 December or Saturday 5 December so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Registrations close on Monday 30 November. Registration to attend the signing ceremony is compulsory. Make sure you register in time to join us and all your whānau on this historic day. More details are available in our previous pānui and Facebook event page.

Official programme for the signing ceremony:

10.00: First pōwhiri (Ngāti Rangitihi and neighbouring iwi who have travelled to be here)

11.30am: Second pōwhiri (Government officials, Government entities and local Councils)

1.00pm: Signing of the Deed of Settlement

2.00pm: Kai

3.00pm–6.00pm: Entertainment    

Thank you to those who have already confirmed they will attend. We are excited to celebrate with you!

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the signing ceremony.

Ngā mihi,

Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust