Voting on our initialled Deed of Settlement is now open and closes at 5pm on Sunday 23 August 2020. For further information, visit our Deed of Settlement Ratification page on our website and read our Information Booklet.
See a special message from Te Mana Chairman below:
Tēnā koutou ngā uri o Ngāti Rangitihi
What a journey it has been for our Iwi to get to the point we are at today — the ratification of our Deed of Settlement to settle historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi claims for Ngāti Rangtihi across our rohe.
We encourage you to read the comprehensive Information Booklet we have put together which provides a summary of the Ngāti Rangitihi settlement package that you are being asked to vote on.
The booklet also explains how the voting process will work and how you can vote and have your say.
This ratification is the most significant part of our Treaty settlement journey, and your Trustees and
Negotiators have worked tirelessly towards this milestone over the past five years, resulting now in a
very comprehensive settlement for our people.
I also want to acknowledge that we could not have done it all without you. Our peoples’ support
throughout our settlement journey has been crucial to us moving forward and completing
settlement negotiations. Thank you.
We now need you, Ngāti Rangitihi, to continue supporting our journey, by voting ‘YES’ to
Whānau, no settlement will ever be able to compensate Ngāti Rangitihi for all the mamae we have
suffered — but this settlement is a way forward for our people. This is our opportunity to be recognised, to have a seat at the table, and to have our voices heard.
Kotahitanga is necessary to achieve all this. Let’s all be united as we take the next big leap to determine the path ngā uri o Ngāti Rangitihi will take into the future.
This is your opportunity to have your say, Ngāti Rangitihi. This is your opportunity to decide on our future.
This settlement is for our tīpuna, your whānau, and for your mokopuna and their mokopuna to come.
Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust