Ratification of your Deed of Settlement
Kia ora whānau,
The time has come to cast your vote!
The Te Korowai o Wainuiārua Negotiations Team, has been negotiating with the Crown since 2014 in relation to the Settlement of the historical claims of Tamakana, Tamahaki and Uenuku.
With the initialling of the Deed of Settlement in December 2022, the descendants of Tamakana, Tamahaki and Uenuku now have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept the proposed Deed of Settlement and Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE).
Our voting period runs over five-weeks starting today and concluding at 12 noon on the 29th of May 2023.
All registered members (with known mailing addresses), who are 18 years and over, will be sent an Information Pack today, which will include your Ratification Information Booklet and Voting Paper. However, you can vote online and download a copy of your Ratification Information Booklet today.
This Information Booklet is intended to provide whānau with information you need to understand what the proposed settlement covers, how it addresses our claims, and how you can learn more about and vote on, your Settlement.
What are the ways to vote?
There are three ways whānau are able to vote:
Through the return, by mail, of your personalised Voting Paper which should be included in your Information Pack.
By placing the voting form in the ballot box at any of the Ratification Information Hui.
Registered members can vote online now!
Te Korowai o Wainuiārua Trust Deed
Te Korowai o Wainuiārua Trust must manage the settlement redress on behalf of and for the benefit of the present and future members of Iwi in accordance with its Trust Deed.
This Trust Deed is a document that creates the PSGE Trust and sets out how the Trust will operate.
You can download and view our Trust Deed today!
Want to vote but don’t have your pin or password?
Registered members will receive their unique voting pin and password within their voter pack which has been sent in the mail and is on the way out to you. Members will also receive an email on April 27 which includes this unique pin and password that is required to vote online.
If anyone hasn’t received either their voter pack and/or a reminder email by 1 May they should contact our helpline on either 0800 666 028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.