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Te Runanga o Ngati Maru Trust (Taranaki) Confirmed Candidate Listing 2018

We received 14 nominations for the Trustee positons on Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust.

Please see the link below for nominee profile information.

TRONMT Confirmed Candidate Listing 2018

As the number of nominations received exceeded the number of vacancies, an election will be required to determine the Trustees and will be conducted by postal and online voting.

Adult members of the Trust will be sent a voter pack for that election from Wednesday 13 June 2018. Any member who does not receive a voter pack or requires a replacement should ring the election helpline on 0800 666 041. Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday 13 July 2018.

Te Kāhui Maru PSGE Ratification. Voting closes 1 May: ph 0800 666 029 or email iro@electionz.com

Phone 0800 666 029 or email iro@electionz.com

 

 

Te Kāhui Maru PSGE Ratification: There’s still time to vote! ph 0800 666 029

Kia ora to my Ngāti Maru whānau. You can still get a special voting pack and vote online up until 1 May! Phone 0800 666 029 or email: iro@electionz.com for more information. And see below for the Information Booklet and to vote online once you’ve received your PIN and password. Kia kaha whānau. Have your say, either way, ae kao rānei.

Māu tonu e kowhiri

Nga mihi aroha

Holden Hohaia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE HERE – PSGE Ratification

CLICK HERE TO VOTE on the proposed settlement entity for Ngati Maru (Taranaki)

NGĀTI MARU (TARANAKI) – RATIFICATION OF POST SETTLEMENT GOVERNANCE ENTITY

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru is currently in direct negotiations with the Crown for the settlement of the historical claims of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki).  Although the Rūnanga is still working towards Deed of Settlement, it seeks to ratify the establishment of its Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE), prior to ratifying the Deed of Settlement.

The proposed PSGE is a private trust, named Te Kāhui Maru, which will receive and manage all Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) settlement assets on behalf of the iwi.  In order for the PSGE to receive the assets, the iwi must ratify the PSGE through a formal ratification process.  We now invite all members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) to participate in this process through attending information hui and voting on the following resolution:

I, as a member, of Ngāti Maru, agree that:

  • Te Kāhui Maru Trust will be the Post Settlement Governance Entity (“PSGE”) to receive and manage historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement redress on behalf of Ngāti Maru;
  • Te Kāhui Maru Trust receive a payment of $15 million on-account of the financial redress amount;
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru will be dissolved by the settlement legislation; and
  • the assets and liabilities of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru will be vested in the PSGE, Te Kāhui Maru Trust.

Voting packs have been sent to all registered members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) who are over the age of 18.

Voting Process

You did not need to attend the information hui to vote on the PSGE. All registered members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) who are over the age of 18 before the close of voting will receive a voting pack in the post. Votes can now be cast:

  • by post (by completing and returning the voting form)
  • online (using the information on your voting form)

If you are not yet a registered member, you can also vote by contacting the Independent Returning Officer on the free phone Election Hotline 0800 666 029 or iro@electionz.com for a special voting pack.  Alternatively, a special voting pack can be obtained at any of the ratification information hui.

Voting opened at 9.00am, Tuesday 3 April 2018 and closes at 5.00pm, Tuesday 1 May 2018.

For More Information

For more information, including a copy of the Ratification Information Booklet and draft Te Kāhui Maru Trust Deed, please see the Ngāti Maru website www.ngatimaru.co.nz.

If you have any queries about your vote or the voting process, please in the first instance contact the Independent Returning Officer on the free phone Election Hotline 0800 666 029 or iro@electionz.com

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Te Kāhui Maru – Trust Deed

2018 03 09 Te Kahui Maru Trust Deed Final Draft

Tēnā koutou e ngā rangatira o Ngāti Maru. Ko tātou tērā.

This week’s ratification hui are going really well. It is giving us a great chance to talk to whānau about the key aspects of the proposed new Post Settlement Governance Entity “Te Kāhui Maru” and the proposed on-account payment, and to encourage uri to have their say. A number of attendees have asked if the final draft of the Trust Deed could be posted on the website. The key elements of the deed are explained in the Information Booklet sent out to all registered uri along with their voting packs, but here it is for those who are keen to read up on the detail. Anei e whai ake nei, he whakaaroaro, hei korerorero hoki mā koutou.

Would love to see you at the hui tonight whānau 6pm @ Te Pi’ipi’inga Kāakano Mai Rangiātea School 131 South Road, Ngāmotu 4310.

Ngā mihi nui

Holden Hohaia

 

Te Kahui Maru – 20 Questions

The purpose of these 20 questions is to assure the Crown that Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru has done its due diligence and is providing robust processes and systems in the establishment of its Post Settlement Group Entity (PSGE), and that the PSGE is being structured to service and be accountable to the uri of Ngāti Maru.

Click here to download and read the document:

Te Kahui Maru – 20 Questions

PSGE Information Ratification Booklet

Click here to download the PSGE information booklet:

TRoNM Taranaki Trust 2018 PSGE Information Booklet

VOTE HERE – PSGE Ratification voting

CLICK HERE TO VOTE on the proposed settlement entity for Ngati Maru (Taranaki)

NGĀTI MARU (TARANAKI) – RATIFICATION OF POST SETTLEMENT GOVERNANCE ENTITY

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru is currently in direct negotiations with the Crown for the settlement of the historical claims of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki).  Although the Rūnanga is still working towards Deed of Settlement, it seeks to ratify the establishment of its Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE), prior to ratifying the Deed of Settlement.

The proposed PSGE is a private trust, named Te Kāhui Maru, which will receive and manage all Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) settlement assets on behalf of the iwi.  In order for the PSGE to receive the assets, the iwi must ratify the PSGE through a formal ratification process.  We now invite all members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) to participate in this process through attending information hui and voting on the following resolution:

I, as a member, of Ngāti Maru, agree that:

  • Te Kāhui Maru Trust will be the Post Settlement Governance Entity (“PSGE”) to receive and manage historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement redress on behalf of Ngāti Maru;
  • Te Kāhui Maru Trust receive a payment of $15 million on-account of the financial redress amount;
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru will be dissolved by the settlement legislation; and
  • the assets and liabilities of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru will be vested in the PSGE, Te Kāhui Maru Trust.

Voting packs will be distributed to all registered members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) who are over the age of 18.  Before the close of voting, the Rūnanga will be holding five information hui open to the iwi.

Information Hui Details

Date Time Location
Sunday 8 April 2018 2.00 pm Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae, Tarata, Taranaki
Monday 9 April 2018 6.00 pm Morero Marae, Taumarunui
Tuesday 10 April 2018 6.00 pm Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel, Auckland
Wednesday 11 April 2018 6.00 pm Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Thursday 12 April 2018 6.00 pm Te Pi’ipi’inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea, New Plymouth

 

Voting Process

You do not need to attend the information hui to vote on the PSGE but we do encourage you to attend in order to discuss the PSGE and ask any questions prior to voting. All registered members of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) who are over the age of 18 before the close of voting will receive a voting pack in the post. Votes can be cast:

  • by post (by completing and returning the voting form)
  • online (using the information on your voting form)
  • at an information hui (by bringing the voting form and casting it there).

If you are not yet a registered member, you can also vote by contacting the Independent Returning Officer on the free phone Election Hotline 0800 666 029 or iro@electionz.com for a special voting pack.  Alternatively, a special voting pack can be obtained at any of the ratification information hui.

Voting opens at 9.00am, Tuesday 3 April 2018 and closes at 5.00pm, Tuesday 1 May 2018.

For More Information

For more information, including a copy of the Ratification Information Booklet and draft Te Kāhui Maru Trust Deed, please see the Ngāti Maru website www.ngatimaru.co.nz.

If you have any queries about your vote or the voting process, please in the first instance contact the Independent Returning Officer on the free phone Election Hotline 0800 666 029

He korero mo Ngati Maru

Ngāti Maru is a Māori iwi of inland Taranaki in New Zealand. We are descended from Maruwharanui, the eldest son of Pito Haranui and his wife, Manauea. Pito Haranui belonged to an ancient Taranaki people known as the Kahui-Maru, whose genealogy predates the arrival of Toi.

Maruwharanui had three siblings. A brother, Marukōpiri, who settled at Manganui-o-te-Ao – near Raetihi, and two sisters, Mihi-Rawhiti and Hinepango. It is surmised that Maruwharanui was contemporary with the arrival of the Hawaiiki people in the 1300s. This is judged primarily by the marriages of his siblings, to Hawaiiki People. His younger brother Marukopiri married Hineue, the daughter of the famed explorer, Tamatea Pokai Whenua of the Takitimu Waka. Another sibling, Hinepango married Hotunuku who arrived aboard the Tainui Waka.

Ngati Maru are primarily descendants of Maruwharanui’s daughterTe Reimatia. She married Tamatea-Kopiri, the Grandson of Turi – the commander of the Aotea Waka. Tamatea-Kopiri was the first Aotea Child born in Aotearoa and is considered the senior male line of the Waka. Today, most of the Iwi of Ngati Maru, can trace their descent through one or more of the sons of Te Reimatia, the grandsons of Maruwharanui.

The Main Hapu of Ngati Maru (which also comprise smaller sections) are Ngati Hinemokai (includes Ngati Rongonui) Ngati Kopua (includes Ngati Tamatapui and Ngariki) Ngati Kui (includes Ngati Te Ika and Ngati Tamakehu)

Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae is the iwi’s marae at Tarata.[1] Ngarongo is the name of the Whare Puni (Meeting House) and the Whare Kai (Dining Hall) is named Maruwharanui.

The Marae is located between a horse shoe bend on the Upper Waitara River.
The Marae is located between a horse shoe bend on the Upper Waitara River.

The iwi has three trusts :

Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust is the representative body of the Iwi, currently mandated to negotiate with the Crown toward settlement of Ngati Maru’s historic treaty grievances. Ngati Maru Wharanui Pukehou Trust is the body responsible for the Marae Reservation and Buildings. Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Fisheries Trust currently administers the funds derived from Ngati Maru’s Fish Quota. [2] The settlement of Purangi is within our area.[1]