Public submissions are now being called for Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 4 August 2021.
This is part of our Treaty Settlement process with the Crown, now that our Deed of Settlement has been signed and the First Reading of the Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill has taken place in Parliament.
The submissions process is run by the Select Committee, not by Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust.
What is the Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill?
The Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill is the bill, which once it passes all three Readings, will record the acknowledgements and apology made to Ngāti Rangitihi by the Crown when the Deed of Settlement was signed in December last year, and gives effect to the terms in the deed that require legislation.
The process to get to this point is required for our settlement to become law.
You can read the Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill here.
What is a submission?
A submission is your chance to present your opinions, observations, and recommendations on a matter before a select committee. Submissions are written, but you may also ask to talk to the committee in person. You can submit in support, as well as against. It is normal for committees to ask for submissions, but it is not compulsory.
How do you make a submission?
The Parliament website has all the information you need on how to make a submission. Click here to find out more. If you want to make a submission, click the ‘I am ready to make a submission’ tab on the page here.
What happens when you make a submission?
If you make a submission, it will go to the Select Committee to be assessed. The process is as follows for the remainder of the year. Please note, timeframes below are approximate only .
- From 4 August: Select Committee collates submissions
- September: A hearing is held by the Select Committee. This will likely be held at Rangitihi Marae in Matatā. Details will be confirmed in due course.
- September/October: Select Committee collates feedback and makes recommendations.
- November: Second Reading of Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament.
- End November/Beginning December: Third (and Final) Reading in Parliament – this will be a great occasion which we can all celebrate.