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.
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):
|Whangarei||Te Puni Kokiri, 3 -5 Hunt St, Level 2, Taitokerau Maori Trust Board Building||Wednesday, 27th November, 2013||6:00 pm|
|Ngataki||Wai ora Marae||Saturday, 30th November 2013||10.00 am|
|Te Hapua||Te Hiku o Te Ika Marae||Saturday, 30th November 2013||2.00pm|
|Auckland||Onepoto Primary School, Frazer Ave, Northcote||Monday, 2nd Northcote December 2013||6.00pm|
|Auckland||Nga Hau e Wha o Pukekohe Marae, 88 Beatty Rd, Pukekohe||Tuesday, 3rd December 2013||6.00 pm|
|Christchurch||Shirley Intermediate Whare Nui, Cnr Shirley Rd & North Parade, Shirley Christchurch (use North Parade Entrance)||Wednesday, 4th December 2013||6.00 pm|
|Dunedin||Edgar Centre, Westpac Trust Seminar Room, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Anderson Bay||Thursday 5th of December 2013||6.00 pm|
Voting opens on Friday 22nd November and closes on Friday, 5.00 pm on 20th December 2013.
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.
- Register as a Ngāti Kuri Iwi member.
- Not sure about your Iwi registration status? Enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.