About Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust
It is our responsibility to manage the Settlement redress on behalf of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa, which was received on 12 September 2018, as part of the settlement with the Crown for all our historical Treaty of Waitangi claims within our area of interest
The Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill had its first and second reading in Parliament on 15 March and 20 December 2017, which was well-attended by whānau.
On 6 September 2018 we celebrated the third and final reading in Parliament, where our settlement was enacted and became law. This was a historic occasion for all our iwi, hapū, and whānau, the culmination of many, many years of hard work that our tīpuna started. We are so happy and proud to have been able to collectively complete this for them, so that their tamariki and mokopuna, our tamariki and mokopuna, can benefit moving forwards.
Once our settlement became law, we engaged with our members to confirm the final asset and representation arrangements for Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa. This was presented to members via a series of engagement hui across Aotearoa, and all adult registered members were able to cast a Special Resolution vote on how we manage our settlement assets. You can read more about our final representation and asset arrangements here.
On 30 November 2018, the result of the vote on our final representation and asset arrangement model and required Trust Deed Updates, showed that 91.87% of those who voted, voted to approve the Unit Trust Model and Kāhui Representation.
We now enter an exciting, new era – and it has been more than 30 years in the making. We can finally move forward, and start seeing the benefits for our iwi, hapū and whānau! The result of this vote means that your Kāhui can start working to benefit you, our people. This is our time to start achieving culturally, socially, and economically. This is our time to make things happen for our future.
The Trust and Kāhui will be in touch with members over the coming months on next steps, and with more information on how our members can be involved.
Our Initial Trustees are also meeting regularly and keeping our members informed via this website and Facebook.
Please keep visiting our website and Facebook page to stay updated on our mahi. Mauri Ora!