Earlier today, Ngāti Kuri Trust Board Chair, Harry Burkhardt, released a media statement announcing the resolution of the Deed of Settlement negotiation process and the February 7 signing event to be held at Te Rerenga Wairua. Signing could only take place after a ratification process where Iwi constituents voted whether or not to accept the proposed Deed and the accompanying Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE).
Following are the official results of that poll:
|DEED OF SETTLEMENT AND POST SETTLEMENT GOVERNANCE ENTITY RATIFICATION POLL|
|I hereby declare the result of the Deed of Settlement and Post Settlement Governance Entity Ratification Poll which concluded at 5 pm, Friday 20 December 2013 to be as follows:|
That the proposed Ngāti Kuri Deed of Settlement be accepted.
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|As 85.96% of votes received voted YES, I declare Resolution 1 accepted.|
That the post-settlement governance entity Te Manawa o Ngāti Kuri Trust as the recipient of Ngāti Kuri Treaty settlement assets be accepted.
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|As 84.43% of votes received voted YES, I declare Resolution 2 accepted.|
|Of the 1,569 voting papers issued, 591 were completed and returned, this being a 37.7% return.|
|Dated at Auckland, 23 December 2013|
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