Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Apakura 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. That includes those Ngāti Apakura with Ngāti Maniapoto whakapapa.
Ngāti Apakura claims will therefore be settled in the Maniapoto settlement only to the extent those claims arise through Maniapoto whakapapa. Ngati Apakura claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement.
The MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”) records that Maniapoto recognises Ngāti Apakura as a distinct shared group within the Rohe Pōtae with whakapapa connections to Maniapoto.
Inclusion of Ngāti Apakura in the Maniapoto claimant definition as a group is intended to appropriately recognise links between the groups, if that is what Ngāti Apakura want. (Ngāti Apakura claims that arise through Ngati Maniapoto whakapapa will still be settled in the Maniapoto settlement, the issue is whether Ngati Apakura wish to be referred to as a shared group or not).
MMTB will hold two voting hui and invite submissions to see whether Ngāti Apakura want to be listed in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named ’shared group’.
1. Pūrekireki Marae, 408-124, State Highway 39, Pirongia
3pm Saturday, 26 September 2020
2. Mōtiti Marae, Mangatea Rd, Te Kuiti
3pm Sunday, 4 October 2020
At the above hui, Ngāti Apakura members (whether or not registered with MMTB) will be invited to vote by show of hands on the following resolution:
That Ngāti Apakura be recorded as a descent group of Maniapoto (‘shared group’ with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the claimant definition for Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.
Those eligible to vote at the hui are those who:
Affiliate to Ngāti Apakura;
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, PO Box 36, Te Kūiti 3941. Submissions open 26 September 2020 and close 10 working days after the last hui (5pm, 16 October 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 to date
Question and answer time
Mandate resolution to be proposed and voted on
The Ngāti Apakura Information Sheet can be viewed here.
The presentation that will be provided for these hui can be viewed here
If you require any further information in relation to the above hui, please contact the Treaty team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the health and well-being of our people is the absolute priority. Therefore, this hui will only proceed if New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or below. Notification will be provided ASAP should these hui be postponed to a later date.