Ariahuia Te Ruki2021-08-27T10:20:53+12:00August 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Media Statement – Maniapoto Treaty Settlement Ratification results confirmed
On Wednesday 25th August, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) received confirmation of ratification results for the Maniapoto Treaty Settlement and proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity. All whānau who whakapapa within Te Nehenehenui aged 18 and over, were asked to vote on three resolutions pertaining to their support for the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement (DOS) package, the proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to hold and administer [...]
Tēnā tāua, Ko te Rungarawa te piringa i te wāhi ngaro. Ko Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero Te Tuawhitu i tōna ahurewa tapu. Ko te Pōtūtanga nui o Pipiri ki ngā mate o te wā. Ko te Kāhuiata ki te rangi, ko ngā hapū maha ki te whenua e hāpai nei hei oranga mō ngā uri whakaheke, kia ora katoa!
In December 2020, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) initialled a Deed of Settlement (DOS) with the Crown with respect to the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Maniapoto.
It has been a long journey for our people to reach the point we are today – the most significant part of our settlement journey; ratification of our Deed of Settlement and proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity.
The time has now come for all who whakapapa within our rohe to understand what is proposed, to become fully informed and have your say, kua tae te wā.
Whānau of Te Nehenehenui, you are eligible to vote on the ratification of the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement and the proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity.
We are seeking your support to vote YES to the resolutions below.
I approve the Ngāti Maniapoto Deed of Settlement and authorise the signing of the Deed of Settlement by the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board on behalf of Ngāti Maniapoto.
I approve Te Nehenehenui as the Post Settlement Governance Entity to receive, hold and manage the Treaty of Waitangi historical settlement redress on behalf of Ngāti Maniapoto.
I agree to ratify the constitutional documents of Te Nehenehenui, for the purposes of the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 and agree it should replace the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board as the Ngāti Maniapoto Mandated Iwi Organisation and Iwi Aquaculture Organisation for the purposes of those Acts.
Fifteen ratification hui have been scheduled across the motu where information on the Deed of Settlement (DOS) and Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) will be provided. Some of these hui will be livestreamed for those that are unable to attend in person. All whānau are invited to come along and hear about the proposed settlement package offered by the Crown and to learn about the structure, role and responsibilities of the proposed PSGE.
Copies of the Ratification Information Booklet, Deed of Settlement and Post Settlement Governance Entity Trust Deed are available to view above.
Limited paper copies will also be available at the ratification hui.
Over the last five years we had a strong negotiation team who were supported by experienced advisors in the Treaty Settlement negotiation space. We have worked hard and believe that we have negotiated the best settlement package for our people.
Now is the time to move forward for the betterment of our whānau, our hapū, our marae.