Ratification of Deed of Settlement and Post-Settlement Governance Entity

Prepare whānau, voting for your Settlement opens on April 24.

The Uenuku Trustees and the Negotiations Team are finalising a Ratification Information Booklet to provide uri with information you will need to vote on Te Tihi o te Rae – our Deed of Settlement.

 The Booklet will detail the following:

  1. An overview of the proposed Settlement Redress package for all Te Korowai o Wainuiārua historical claims; which is structured around three pou, Oranga Whenua: kaitiakitanga and environmental restoration, Oranga Wairua: restoring social and cultural identity and wellbeing; and Oranga Tangata: financial and commercial redress.

  1. An overview of the Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) – Te Korowai o Wainuiārua Trust. The Trust was developed as the PSGE following consultation hui with uri in 2019. The name Te Korowai o Wainuiārua was chosen to represent uri from Te Korowai o Wainuiārua tūpuna – Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki.

All registered members (with known mailing addresses), who are 18 years and over, will be sent a voting pack on April 24, which will include the Ratification Information Booklet, voting paper and freepost envelope. You must register to receive your voting pack so that you can be fully informed to vote on two resolutions, the proposed Deed of Settlement and the proposed Post-Settlement Governance Entity.

The notice above, was published on April 12 in NZ Herald, Dominion Post, Whanganui Chronicle and Hawkes Bay Today, the Ruapehu Bulletin on April 13 and the Southland Express on April 20.

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