Tēnā koutou ngā uri o Ngāti Rangitihi.
We are past the shortest day of the year and looking back, we have achieved some major milestones for our Iwi in the last few months.
We reached one of them on 22 July, when Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust and Tūhourangi Tribal Authority signed the Deed of Undertaking at Waimangu Volcanic Valley. This was a historic moment and signals a reset where both of our iwi can put our differences behind us, despite the mamae of the past.
Thank you again to all who have voted on our Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and associated resolutions. The results were very positive, with 92.16% of valid votes cast supporting the establishment of a new Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi PSGE and Trust Deed. We were also pleased to receive the Ministers’ approval of the results on 28 August 2019 and we are on track to gain your approval to transfer Te Mana’s existing assets to the new Te Mana PSGE and dissolve the existing Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust at the upcoming Special General Meeting (SGM) on 29 September.
You may well have heard about YourIwi, the new online tool we’re using to connect with you. If you have yet to register with us, now is the time. And if your whānau have not already registered, please encourage them to register so that they can take part in our settlement journey.
Keeping you up to date on all matters is a priority for us and I encourage you to read this pānui, follow our website and Facebook page, and to login to YourIwi.com for regular updates from the Trust.