When: Sunday 14 April, 3-5pm

Where: Rangitihi Marae, Matatā

Tēnā koutou ngā uri o Ngāti Rangitihi,

On behalf of Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trustees, thank you to all who attended our Hui-Ā-Iwi on Sunday 31 March. It was a great opportunity for Ngāti Rangitihi to come together and hear more about what is included in our Agreement in Principle (AIP).

No settlement will ever compensate Ngāti Rangitihi for all the mamae and wrongs done to our iwi, but this is a start and we look forward to bringing to you a Deed of Settlement for all of Ngāti Rangitihi to vote on.

If you were not able to make it on Sunday, we have put together some resources on the Te Mana website to ensure you have all the information you need to understand what Ngāti Rangitihi stands to gain from the settlement.

  • Click here to access videos on our AIP.
  • Click here to access a list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and their answers.

During the Hui-Ā-Iwi on 31 March, we discussed the next steps in our settlement journey, which includes the need for a new Te Mana Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and Trust Deed. This is a standard part of settlement processes and is an important requirement by the Crown under the AIP. Click here to find out more about the need for a new PSGE.

In June, we will ask you to take part in a voting (ratification) process for a new Te Mana PSGE. This ratification process will also ask you to vote on how and when Trustee elections take place. It is an opportunity for you to have your say by voting on this important part in our settlement journey. We will be sharing more information with you on this over the coming weeks.

Before the voting process starts, we want to give you the opportunity to hear more about the PSGE ratification and what this process will look like, including what a new PSGE could mean for Trustee Elections.

We will be holding a further Hui-Ā-Iwi on Sunday 14 April 2019 at Rangitihi Marae, Matatā, 3pm-5pm, to further discuss with you:

  1. The need for a new Post-Settlement Governance Entity and Trust Deed; and
  2. How we appoint Initial Trustees to the new Te Mana PSGE.

The two options for the appointment of Trustees are:

  • Option 1
    • To appoint the existing Te Mana Trustees as the Initial Trustees of the new Te Mana PSGE, until elections are held one year after our Deed of Settlement is signed or at the Annual General Meeting in 2022 (whichever is sooner). This means we will not hold Trustee elections in October.
    • The existing Te Mana Trustees are:
      • Leith Comer (Chair)
      • Merepeka Raukawa-Tait
      • Melanie Cheung
      • Michael Playle
      • Cathy Dewes
      • Donna Semmens
      • Tia Warbrick
  • Option 2
    • Hold a Trustee election in October 2019 under the existing Te Mana Trust Deed.
    • Four Trustees will be elected at this election.
    • The Initial Trustees of the new Te Mana PSGE will be:
      • Melanie Cheung
      • Michael Playle
      • Tia Warbrick
      • The four Trustees elected in the October 2019 elections.

We encourage you and all your whānau to come along to the Hui-Ā-Iwi on Sunday and ask any questions you may have, and give feedback.

This is your settlement whānau – we wish to give you every opportunity to understand and give feedback on what is being proposed before we start the ratification process.

We hope you can make it to our Hui-Ā-Iwi.

Mauri ora!

Leith Comer