Voting on our Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) has now closed.
We hope whānau have made the most of this opportunity to have their say on this important part in our settlement journey.
Thank you to all those who voted, to those who attended our Ratification Information Hui across Aotearoa, and also to those who followed this process online via our regular pānui and Facebook updates.
What happens now?
- The Independent Returning Officer, Electionz.com, is busy counting and validating the votes.
- We hope to have the voting numbers from Electionz.com later this week, on Friday 12 July. We will inform all registered adult members of the voting results by pānui, website and Facebook on that date.
- We will also send the results to Te Arawhiti (formerly known as ‘Office of Treaty Settlements’), and Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK).
- Te Arawhiti and TPK will report to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Minister for Māori Development. They advise the Ministers if the process was robust and allowed for full participation of members.
- The Ministers will then advise Te Mana if they consider the voting results to show sufficient support from Ngāti Rangitihi for the three resolutions.
- If Ministers approve the ratification results, we will hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) to seek your approval to transfer the assets to the new Te Mana.
What is ‘sufficient support’?
The Crown does not have a specific percentage for what is ‘sufficient support’. Rather, it considers factors such as the number of registered adult members, the percentage of the members that voted, the percentage of the members that voted ‘YES’, together with how the process was run. From these factors, it makes its decision. Please refer to Page 10 of your Information Booklet for more information on this. You can access the Information Booklet here.