We are pleased to be able to bring to you the Ngāti Rangitihi Deed of Settlement to vote on soon, now that we have completed settlement negotiations and initialled our Deed of Settlement.
Now it is your turn. As beneficiaries of Ngāti Rangitihi, it is your right to make the ultimate decision on our settlement.
Voting on our initialled Deed of Settlement opens on Friday 24 July and closes at 5pm on Sunday 23 August.
You will be able to vote online, by post or by Ballot Box at the six Information Hui being held across Aotearoa in August. The voting process will be run by Electionz.com as the Independent Returning Officer.
In a few weeks, you will receive a Voting Pack which will include an Information Booklet and your Voting Paper. This will contain an overview of our settlement package, and information relating to voting.
In the meantime, you can access the proposed Deed of Settlement that was initialled on Thursday 9 July, here.
We encourage you, if you can, to attend one of our Information Hui. The Information Hui will be a great opportunity for you to find out more about our settlement package, the voting process and why we need you to vote. You will also be able to vote at these hui.
Confirmed dates, times and locations for the hui are below. We will also be livestreaming the Matatā Hui to the Te Mana Facebook page.
FIRST HUI – HAMILTON
Sunday 2 August, 4pm–6pm
Novotel Tainui, 7 Alma Street
SECOND HUI – ROTORUA
Sunday 9 August, 3pm–5pm
Prince’s Gate, 1057 Arawa Street
THIRD HUI – WELLINGTON
Tuesday 11 August, 6pm–8pm
Travelodge, 2 – 6 Gilmer Terrace
FOURTH HUI – CHRISTCHURCH
Wednesday 12 August, 6pm–8pm
Rydges Latimer, 30 Latimer Square
FIFTH HUI – AUCKLAND
Thursday 13 August, 6pm–8pm
Vodafone Events Centre,
770 Great South Road, Manukau
SIXTH HUI – MATATĀ
Sunday 16 August, 1pm–3pm
What are adult registered members voting on?
Registered members of Ngāti Rangitihi aged 18 years and over will be able to vote on the initialled Deed of Settlement. If you live overseas, you can also vote.
The Deed of Settlement is the legal document that will bind the Crown and Ngāti Rangitihi into a full and final settlement — that will then be enacted in Parliament to become law.
We need your support and your vote on the following resolution to ensure our settlement goes ahead:
I, as an Adult Registered Member of Ngāti Rangitihi agree to accept the Initialled Deed of Settlement as settlement of all historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) claims between the Crown and Ngāti Rangitihi, and agree to the Trustees of Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust signing the Deed of Settlement on behalf of Ngāti Rangitihi.
Are you registered?
It’s important that you check you are registered, and your contact details are up to date.
If you are 18 years and over, have whakapapa to Ngāti Rangitihi, you will be able to vote! Register here. To check your details are up to date, contact Te Mana at [email protected] / 0800 AKATEA or 0800 252 832, or login to YourIwi.com and update them yourself here.
If you have any questions about the settlement, please contact Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust at [email protected] / FREEPHONE: 0800 AKATEA or 07 322 2452
For questions relating to the voting process, please contact the Independent Returning Officer at electionz.com: [email protected] / phone: 0800 666 042 (NZ residents) or
00 64 3 377 3530 (overseas residents)
Thank you for your continued support whānau. We are at a critical point in our settlement journey and I encourage you to remain united as we move forward with our Deed of Settlement ratification.