Our Hui-Ā-Iwi that was postponed last week, has now been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 19 May at Rangitihi Marae, Matatā, 1-3 pm.

The purpose of the hui is to discuss the upcoming Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) Ratification process.

In June, Ngāti Rangitihi Registered Members over the age of 18 will be asked to take part in a voting (ratification) process 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. Click here to find out more about the need for a new PSGE and the ratification process.

Below are links to resources we have put together to help explain the upcoming ratification (voting) process:

Voting on this important part in our settlement journey – the ratification of our PSGE – is your opportunity to get involved and have your say.

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.

At the Hui-Ā-Iwi on Sunday 19 May we will discuss with you:

1. The need for a new Te Mana PSGE and Trust Deed; and
2. Who should be the Initial Trustees of the new Te Mana PSGE

The two options for the appointment of Trustees are:

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

We encourage you and all of your whānau to come along to the Hui-Ā-Iwi on Sunday 19 May and ask any questions you may have, and give feedback.

No settlement will ever compensate Ngāti Rangitihi for all the mamae and wrongs done to our iwi, but the Agreement in Principle, and the negotiations that are continuing towards a Deed of Settlement, is a start.

Whānau, this is your settlement – we wish to give you every opportunity to understand and give feedback on what is being proposed before we start the ratification process.  We also encourage you to email us any questions that you would like answered at the hui. 

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