As indicated in last week’s pānui, our negotiating team have completed settlement negotiations with the Crown to settle historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi Claims; and Te Mana Trustees and Negotiators are now able to initial the Deed of Settlement that has been negotiated with the Crown. This initialling process is called iDOS. (You can read more about our settlement journey here.)

iDOS will take place in Parliament tomorrow, Thursday 9 July at 1pm. We will have rangatahi and kaumātua representatives of Ngāti Rangitihi present to witness this important part of our settlement journey and we will be able to share some photos of the day to our Facebook page later this week.

What happens after iDOS?

Remember, this is not the end of the journey, whānau.

The initialling part of the process signifies the end of negotiations and signals the start of the Deed of Settlement ratification (voting) process.

This is where you will have the opportunity to have your say, by voting on the Deed of Settlement that has been negotiated and initialled.

For those who voted in the ratification of our Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) in July last year, the process will be similar.

For those who are new to the process, don’t worry – we will provide information on the ways to vote, and what’s included in our settlement package.

Information Hui

We will be holding a round of Ratification Information Hui across in Hamilton, Rotorua, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in August where you will be able to ask all the pātai you have on our settlement. We will share confirmed dates, times and venues for the hui later this week.

Voting Information pack

Over the coming month, you will receive a voting pack which will contain your voting papers and information on the contents of our Deed of Settlement so you can be fully informed before you vote.

Voting

Voting is expected to take place from Friday 24 July to Sunday 23 August 2020.

You will be able to vote by post, online, and by Ballot Box at the Ratification Information hui.

You will be asked to vote on the following resolution:

I, as an Adult Registered Member of Ngāti Rangitihi agree to accept the Initialled Deed of Settlement as settlement of all historical Te Tiriti of 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.

Whānau it is your chance to have your say, by voting.

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.