We are so pleased to finally have a date from the Crown for the third and final reading of our Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament: 6 September 2018.
When this happens, Parliament will enact the settlement, and it becomes law. This will be an incredible and historic event for our iwi, and finishes what we have worked together towards for many, many years!
This is a huge milestone for all our iwi, hapū and whānau and we hope you can join us to celebrate.
When: Thursday 6 September 2018, 12pm
Where: Meet at Pipitea Marae (55 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington) for powhiri, kai and waiata practice, before making our way to Parliament. Then, back to Pipitea Marae for hākari.
The Third Reading is expected to take place in Parliament between 2pm and 6pm on the day.
We want to make sure you can join in on the celebration of this important milestone, so we are organising transport for members in each of our seven kāhui.
Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust is organising a bus for each of our seven kāhui. There will be 44 seats available on each bus. The Trust is also organising flights for our kaumātua from each kāhui. There will be seven seats available as well as a seat for one kaitiaki.
You can reserve your space by contacting Project Manager, Ropata Rotohiko Ainsley by email (email@example.com) or phone 0279112726.
We’ll keep you updated with more details on transportation options as soon as they are finalised.
We are investigating livestreaming options with Parliament and we will keep you posted over the coming weeks with more detail on what is possible. You may also be able to watch the Third Reading on Parliament TV.
What happens after the Third Reading?
Once our Settlement is law, we will be holding a series of engagement hui across the country, and a Special General Meeting, where the Trust will present the final Representation and Asset Arrangement Model. You will be able to have your say for how we manage our settlement assets once we receive the Settlement Redress. This will be by way of holding a special resolution vote for all registered adult members.
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We’re almost there whānau!
Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai.