Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Rangatahi 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. As Ngāti Rangatahi were recognised by the Crown as a Large Natural Grouping and were pursuing a mandate to negotiate a Treaty settlement, Ngāti Rangatahi are not currently listed as a group in the MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”). With the Crown declining to proceed with a Ngāti Rangatahi Whanaunga Association mandate process, this matter now needs to be rectified.
MMTB will hold a voting hui to see whether Ngāti Rangatahi wants to be recognised in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named “shared group”. If Ngāti Rangatahi are named in the deed, additional Wai claims may be listed in the deed.
Ngāti Rangatahi claims will be settled in the Maniapoto settlement only to the extent those claims arise through Maniapoto whakapapa within the defined Maniapoto area of interest. Ngāti Rangatahi claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa within the Maniapoto area of interest will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement. This means that some Rangatahi claims relating to lands in the southern part of Rangatahi’s area around Taumarunui, as well as claims relating to Te Reu Reu in the Rangitikei and in the Hutt Valley will not be included.
Morero Marae, 143 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui
10am Saturday, 10 October 2020
At the above hui, Ngāti Rangatahi 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 Rangatahi be recorded as a descent group of Maniapoto (‘shared group’ with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the claimant definition for the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.
Those eligible to vote at the hui are those who:
Affiliate to Ngāti Rangatahi;
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.
Ngāti Rangatahi members are also invited to file submission on the proposed claimant definition and related matters. 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 10 October 2020 and close 10 working days later (5pm, 23 October 2020).
The outcome will be decided by considering the voting results as well as the submissions.
The agenda for this 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
The Ngāti Rangatahi 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.