Deed of Settlement Ratification & Info Hui

Ngāti Kuri negotiators have initialled a Deed of Settlement with the Crown to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims for Ngāti Kuri. Registered adult Ngāti Kuri members can now vote on whether to accept the proposed Deed of Settlement and the Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to manage the settlement redress.

Information Hui

To assist with informed voting, the following information hui will be held to present information on and discuss the Deed of Settlement and the proposed PSGE (Te Manawa O Ngāti Kuri Trust):

PlaceVenueDateTime
WhangareiTe Puni Kokiri, 3 -5 Hunt St, Level 2, Taitokerau Maori Trust Board BuildingWednesday, 27th November, 20136:00 pm
NgatakiWai ora MaraeSaturday, 30th November 201310.00 am
Te HapuaTe Hiku o Te Ika MaraeSaturday, 30th November 20132.00pm
AucklandOnepoto Primary School, Frazer Ave, NorthcoteMonday, 2nd Northcote December 20136.00pm
AucklandNga Hau e Wha o Pukekohe Marae, 88 Beatty Rd, PukekoheTuesday, 3rd December 20136.00 pm
ChristchurchShirley Intermediate Whare Nui, Cnr Shirley Rd & North Parade, Shirley Christchurch (use North Parade Entrance)Wednesday, 4th December 20136.00 pm
DunedinEdgar Centre, Westpac Trust Seminar Room, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Anderson BayThursday 5th of December 20136.00 pm

Voting opens on Friday 22nd November and closes on Friday, 5.00 pm on 20th December 2013.

Voting

All registered adult members (18 years and over) of Ngāti Kuri are entitled to vote. Registered members who will turn 18 years old during the voting period will also be eligible to vote.

Voting packs, which include a ratification information booklet and voting papers, will be posted to all registered adult members over the next week.

If you are not registered, or your contact details have changed, you can contact the Independent Returning Officer, Dale Ofsoske, on phone 0800 922 822 or email info@electionservices.co.nz to receive a voting pack.

Registered adult members are able to vote online, by post, or in person at information hui. Results of the postal and internet ballot will be publicly notified in January 2014.

Important Documents

Deed of Settlement Docsavailable to view or download here

The Deed of Settlement, ratification booklet and PSGE documents are available here on the Ngāti Kuri website, at the Ngāti Kuri Trust Board office, or Te Puni Kokiri regional offices in Kaitāia, Whangārei and Auckland as well as on the Office of Treaty Settlements website www.ots.govt.nz

No reira e te iwi, nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai.

 

– This panui has been approved by the Chairman of the Ngāti Kuri Trust Board.