Thank you to all who attended our Whānau Day and Special General Meeting (SGM) yesterday.

It was great to see more than 200 of our Iwi turn up and enjoy our marae and surroundings, and learn more about the story of Ngāti Rangitihi. Whānau got to enjoy a delicious hangi lunch prepared and beautifully served by the Marae Committee, and also experienced a tour of Matatā sites of significance. We will be sharing photos of the day on Facebook later this week.

A huge mihi to all who were involved in bringing this special event together.

Results of voting on SGM resolutions

Our SGM was well-attended and we are pleased to announce that both resolutions were passed with 86% of those who attended voting in favour of transferring old Te Mana’s assets to the new Te Mana Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and dissolving the existing Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust. The required threshold to pass the resolutions was 75%.

Resolution One: For – 62 / Against – 10 
Resolution Two: For – 63 / Against – 9 

This means that we are now operating under a new Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust PSGE and Trust Deed, and it is this PSGE that will receive and administer our settlement redress once this is passed into law. Thank you to all those who made this possible.

What happens next?

We are now closer to completing settlement negotiations with the Crown and we are looking forward to bringing you an initialled Deed of Settlement to vote on in February next year.

We will be keeping you updated over the next few months on dates for our Deed of Settlement Ratification and Information Hui.

In the meantime, please make sure you are registered with us, so that you can vote on our settlement next year. You don’t need to be 18 years old or over to be registered, but you do need to be 18 or older to vote. Register via YourIwi.com, our new database and communications system, here.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or phone 07 322 2452.

Mauri ora!

Leith Comer
Chairman