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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 0508 666 103 or elections@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 0508 666 103 or elections@electionz.com.

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