Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Hikairo kia haere mai ki te tautoko i tēnei mahi ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai!
The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) currently holds a mandate to represent Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. Ngāti Hikairo are not currently listed as hapū in the MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”). The DOM records that Maniapoto recognises Ngāti Hikairo as a distinct hapū within the Rohe Pōtae with whakapapa connections to Maniapoto.
MMTB will hold two voting hui and invite submissions to see whether Ngāti Hikairo wants to be included in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named “shared hapū”.
Ngāti Hikairo claims will only be settled to the extent they arise through Maniapoto whakapapa and that the claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement.
- Mōkai Kainga Marae, 111 Aotea Rd, Kāwhia 10am, Sunday 16 August 2020
- Kāwhia Hall, Jervois St, Kāwhia 6pm, Wednesday 19 August 2020
At the above hui, Ngāti Hikairo members (whether or not registered with Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (“MMTB”)) will be invited to vote by show of hands on the following resolution:
That Ngāti Hikairo be included as a descent group of Maniapoto (“shared hapū” with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.
Those eligible to vote are those who:
- Affiliate to Ngāti Hikairo;
- Attend the hui in person or file a submission; and
- Are 18 years or older at the date of the hui or filing of a submission.
Voting will be by show of hands. There will be no proxy votes. Crown observers will be present at the voting hui.
Iwi members (those who currently fall or will fall within the claimant definition for settlement negotiations purposes) are also invited to file submissions on the proposed claimant definition and related matters. Those submissions can be filed with MMTB, email@example.com or Te Arawhiti, Submissions@tearawhiti.govt.nz or by post to Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, P O Box 36, Te Kūiti 3941. Submissions open 16 August 2020 and close 11 calendar days after the last hui (9am, 31 August 2020).
The outcome will be decided by considering the voting results as well as the submissions.
The agenda for each hui will be as follows:
- Mihi Whakatau / Karakia
- Mandate presentation by Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Negotiator
- Update on Treaty Settlements for the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to date
- Question and answer time
- Mandate resolution to be proposed and voted on
- Karakia Whakamutunga
If you require any further information in relation to the above hui, please contact the Treaty team at firstname.lastname@example.org