The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is seeking a mandate from Te Iwi o Maniapoto to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all the Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto.
The MMTB will present its mandate proposal to its members and provide you with an opportunity to discuss the proposal with Trust Board representatives. We now invite all members of Maniapoto to participate in this process by attending information hui, and voting on the following resolution:
“That Te Iwi o Maniapoto mandate the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to enter into negotiations with the Crown to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto”.
Mandate information hui to be held across the country are as follows:
|•||Sunday 9 October 2016||10.00am||Tauranga Moana Māori Trust|
|Board Community Centre Hall, Tauranga|
|•||Monday 10 October 2016||5.30pm||Te Puea Memorial Marae, Auckland|
|•||Tuesday 11 October 2016||5.30pm||Ngā Hau E Wha Marae, Christchurch|
|•||Wednesday 12 October 2016||5.30pm||Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitāne o Manawatu|
|Marae, Palmerston North|
|•||Thursday 13 October 2016||5.30pm||Takapuwāhia Marae, Porirua|
|•||Saturday 15 October 2016||10.00am||Mōkau Kohunui Marae, Piopio|
|•||Sunday 16 October 2016||10.00am||Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa, Hamilton|
|•||Sunday 16 October 2016||3.00pm||Mangatoatoa Marae, Tokanui|
|•||Monday 17 October 2016||5.30pm||Mōkai Kainga Marae, Kawhia|
|•||Tuesday 18 October 2016||5.30pm||Wharauroa Marae, Taumarunui|
|•||Wednesday 19 October 2016||5.30pm||Te Kuiti Pā, Te Kuiti|
All registered members of the Maniapoto tribal register 18 years of age and over will be sent a voting pack. If you are not yet a registered member, you can also vote by contacting the Independent Returning Officer on free phone 0800 666 030 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a special voting pack. Alternatively, a special voting pack can be obtained at any of the information hui. Special votes will be counted subject to confirmation of Maniapoto whakapapa. Votes can be cast:
- by post (by completing and returning the voting form);
- online (using the information on your voting form); or
- at an information hui (by bringing the voting form and casting it there).
Voting opens at 12pm, Friday 7 October 2016 and closes at 12pm, Friday 28 October 2016.
For more information please visit www.maniapoto.iwi.nz. If you have any queries, please contact the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board on (07) 878 6234 or email@example.com or the Independent Returning Officer on 0800 666 030 or firstname.lastname@example.org