Results of voting: final representation and asset arrangements

The results of the Special Resolution Vote on our final representation and asset arrangements and required Trust Deed updates are in. We received a 91.78%% YES vote from those Adult Registered Members who voted.

Click here to view the final full results from Independent Returning Officer, Electionz.

This positive outcome means we can move forward with the Unit Trust Model, and the Kāhui representation it is underpinned by.

On behalf of the Trustees of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa, we wish to acknowledge all whānau who voted in support. Tēnā koutou!

This is a very exciting time for our whānau, hapū and iwi. It is the start of a 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 Trust and your Kāhui will be in touch with you over the coming months on next steps, and with more information on how you can be involved.

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.

What happens now?

  • The Trust will make the required changes to the Trust Deed
  • New Kāhui Tātau Tātau Representatives will be elected by the end of March 2019. The Tātau Tātau representatives will be the directors of the Corporate Trustee of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust.
  • Our new Tātau Tātau Representatives will focus on finalising Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa’s Five-Year Strategic plan which is currently in draft form.
  • A consultation process will be run next year amongst our members so that we can get your feedback on this important document.

Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai. Together we are Tātau Tātau!

2018 Tātau Tātau O Te Wairoa Trust Annual General Meeting

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trustees hereby give notice to the members of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa of our Annual General Meeting on 15 December 2018 at Kaiuku Marae, Mahia.

You’re very welcome to attend and get all the updates on our mahi over the last year.Agenda

  • Pōwhiri
  • Karakia
  • Trustees’ Annual Report
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Appointment of the Independent Auditor
  • Approval of the Trustees’ Remuneration
  • General Business
  • Kai o te Pō

Where
Kaiuku Marae, Mahia

When
3pm to 6pm
Saturday 15 December 2018

2018 Annual Report 
The 2018 Annual Report, including the Financial Statements, can be downloaded from the Trust’s website here.

It includes the Chairperson’s Report on the Trust’s activities over the past year, and the full set of Financial Statements for the twelve months up until 30 June 2018.

This document is important for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15 December. Inside the report is the AGM agenda and details of the resolutions to be voted on.

The Initial Trustees will be seeking the Adult Registered Members to resolve:

  1. That the reports on the operations of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust by the Initial Trustees during the preceding Income Year of the Initial Period be received.
  2. That the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Annual Report 2018 and the duly audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the period ending 30 June 2018 be adopted.
  3. That the appointment of BDO Gisborne Limited as the Independent Auditor for the 2018/2019 Income Year be approved.
  4. That the Trustee Remuneration Level for the 2018/2019 Income Year be approved.

Voting will be by show of hands of those Adult Registered Members present at the AGM.

We will have hard copies of the Annual Report available for everyone at the AGM.  If you would like a printed copy to be sent to you, please contact the Trust Office at contact@ttotw.iwi.nz or phone (06) 838 8262.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Final Representation and Asset Arrangement – see you at our SGM and Information Hui

We are pleased to be able to provide final dates and locations for our series of Information Hui coming up in November across the motu, including a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Wairoa.

This is where our Trustees will present to you the final Representation and Asset Arrangement Model for Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust as the post-settlement governance entity (PSGE) – the entity that receives cultural and financial and commercial redress from the Crown on Settlement Date, which is confirmed to be on 12 November 2018.

The dates for all the hui are further down this email. We will also be livestreaming each hui on Facebook, so if you cannot make it, make sure you try tune in online. Following the hui, we will be uploading the video livestream on our website as well.

By now you will have received your voting packs with your voting papers and information booklet. Voting opens on 3 November and closes at 12pm on Monday 26 November.

Note, we have made some updates to the Kāhui lists on page 27 of the information booklet since you received your copies by post. The most updated list can be found in the online version of the information booklet and in the updated version of the Trust Deed. You can access these latest documents here

You are being asked to vote on the following Special Resolutions:

The Adult Registered Members resolve to:

1. amend the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Deed as set out in the marked up Trust Deed entitled Revised Version November 2018; and

2. approve the Unit Trust Model as the asset and representation model for the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust.

The Trust needs to pass this Special Resolution so that we have an agreed representation model and way of managing our settlement assets. The Trust asks all whānau to review the proposed representation and asset arrangement model and then we encourage you to vote ‘YES’ to approve the Special Resolution.

The current Trust Deed ratified in August 2018 has been updated to reflect the proposed final representation and asset arrangement model. The marked up Trust Deed entitled Revised Version November 2018 can be accessed here, along with a list of proposed key updates to the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Deed.

If the Special Resolution does not receive the required level of support, the current Trust Deed ratified in August 2018 will stand and a new set of Trustee Elections will be held.

What it really means is we will lose the opportunity to move forward, that our iwi, hapū and whānau have been waiting so long for.

Your vote is really important to us – Remember, it is you who will determine if we can move forward with the proposed final asset and representation arrangements. It’s you, our people, who ultimately decide on the future of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa.

The Special Resolution must receive at least 75% support of valid votes cast for it to be passed.

Whānau, we would like to stress that we have not come up with the final representation and asset arrangements in isolation – we have listened to your views at last year’s engagement hui, and those contained in further information gathered, and have brought them together to develop this recommended final representation and asset arrangement model for the future structure of Tātau Tātau:

  • Seven (7) Kāhui/Cluster groups: Each with a legal structure in place in order to be a unit holder in Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust upon settlement. You can read more about how the Kāhui structure will work on pages 16-19 of the information booklet.
  • A Unit Trust Model: With each Kāhui holding ‘units’ in Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust. We are unique and we need a unique model for our settlement that is tailored specifically to the needs of our own iwi, hapū and whanau. You can read more about how the Unit Trust Model will work on pages 14 and 15, and 22 and 23 of the information booklet.

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING (SGM)

WAIROA 
Wairoa College Hall
6pm – Friday 9 November 2018

INFORMATION HUI

GISBORNE 
Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road
11am – Saturday 10 November 2018

HASTINGS
Hastings Function Centre, 101 Karamu Road
11am – Sunday 11 November 2018

ROTORUA
Novotel Lakeside, Lake End Tutanekai Street
6pm – Friday 16 November 2018

HAMILTON
Novotel Tainui, 7 Alma Street
11am – Saturday 17 November 2018

AUCKLAND
Jet Park Hotel, 63 Westney Road, Mangere
11am – Sunday, 18 November 2018

PALMERSTON NORTH 
Coachman Hotel, 140 Fitzherbert Avenue
6pm – Friday, 23 November 2018

WELLINGTON 
James Cook Hotel, 147 The Terrace
12pm – Saturday 24 November 2018

CHRISTCHURCH 
Sudima Hotel, 550 Memorial Avenue
10am – Sunday 25 November 2018

We encourage you to attend the hui so you can:

  • hear how we will manage our settlement assets, including how our Unit Trust Model and Kāhui representation will work
  • ask all the questions you have
  • vote on our Representation and Asset Arrangement Model and Trust Deed changes

The SGM and Information Hui will be live streamed on social media and uploaded to our website so you can all see and hear what’s happening, even if you can’t make it there in person.

Wairoa rangatahi wins ‘Trailblazer’ award

Wairoa rangatahi Rahiri Makuini Edwards-Hammond has received the supreme GirlBoss ‘Trailblazer Award’ for her work developing young Māori leaders.

She was recognised at the inaugural GirlBoss Awards ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday 19 September.

Rahiri co-founded Project Rangatahi which aims to connect young Māori with internships, mentors and opportunities to help them succeed in their careers.

Says the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Kahungunu o Te Wairoa Year 13 tauira: “I have been really honoured to have really good girl-bosses in my life, such as my mother and my grandmother.”

GirlBoss Awards are focused on celebrating New Zealand’s future female leaders and chief executives. This year’s inaugural awards received more than 400 nominations from all around Aotearoa.

Rahiri is one of only six other young wahine to receive an award, and the only supreme award winner.

She co-founded Project Rangatahi with business partner Tahemata Robinson earlier this year, and is hoping to grow the business nationally.

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa is very proud of you Rahiri!

You can read the full NZ Herald and Hawkes Bay Today article here.

To find out more about Project Rangatahi, click here.

 

Image: Rahiri Makuini Edwards-Hammond. Photo / Supplied.

We did it – our Settlement is now law!

Together, we did it! Our Settlement has been enacted following the third and final reading of our Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament today, and it is now law!

What a journey it has been.

This third and final reading was the culmination of many, many years of hard work that our tīpuna started and 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.

A huge mihi to all those who journeyed to Pipitea Marae and Parliament to celebrate what we believe is a historic milestone for our iwi, hapū and whānau. For those who could not make it, we hope you were able to watch on Parliament TV, listen on Parliament Radio, or watch the Parliament TV livestream.

 

What happens now?

Now that our settlement is law, we are making plans to hold a series of of engagement hui across the country, and a Special Resolution Vote, where the Trustee will present to you the final Representation and Asset Management Model.

At these hui, you will be able to ask questions on how we will manage our settlement assets. This will be run in-conjunction with a special vote for all registered adult members.

The hui will be livestreamed so you can all see and hear what’s happening, even if you can’t make it there in person.

 

Follow us on social media, and register!

In the meantime, make sure you follow our Facebook page and website where we regularly post all news and updates.

If any of your whānau still haven’t registered with TātauTātau o Te Wairoa Trust, please encourage them to head to our website and register. You will need to be registered to vote on how we manage our settlement assets.

Any person over 18 years of age, who can whakapapa to an Iwi, Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa, may register and vote. Children of those registered may also register, including whāngai and legally adopted children, but they won’t be able to vote until they are 18 years. Register here.

Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai. Together we are Tātau Tātau!

Final programme of events – Third Reading in Parliament: 6 September 2018

There are only two days to go 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. We are so excited for this incredible and historic event for our iwi to happen on Thursday. This is a huge milestone for all our iwi, hapū and whānau – and we have been busy making plans so you can join in on the celebrations.

Following on from our initial email on there have been some changes to the times. Below are the confirmed event details.


Programme of events for the day

12pm:

  • Meet at Parliament if you have been selected by your kāhui to go into Parliament.
  • For those who won’t be able to get into Parliament, meet at Pipitea Marae from 12pm onwards.  The Third Reading will be livestreamed by Parliament TV and you will be able to follow the proceedings from Pipitea Marae.
  • Please email Project Manager, Ropata Rotohiko Ainsley by email (ropata@ttotw.iwi.nz) or phone 027 911 2726 if you will be at Pipitea Marae during that period. It is important that we know how many people we need to plan for.

12.30pm:

  • Proceed through Parliament security.

1pm:

  • Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa are ushered to the Grand Hall where they will receive the call into the Legislative Council Chamber.

1.15pm:

  • Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa will be welcomed in the Legislative Council Chamber by the Parliamentary Kaiwhakarite, Kura Moeahu, Ministers, and MPs.
  • The Legislative Council Chamber holds approximately 250 people. Remaining iwi will be seated in the adjoining Grand Hall which opens onto the Legislative Council Chamber. Screens in the Grand Hall will also show events in the Legislative Council Chamber.

2.00pm:

  • Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa to be ushered to the House gallery and are seated in preparation for their reading.
  • The House Gallery holds approximately 150 people. Remaining iwi will be seated in the Grand Hall where they will view the reading on screens. Tea and coffee will be made available.

2.00pm:

  • Question time starts.

2.45 – 3.15pm:

  • Third reading speeches for the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill begin following the completion of Question Time.

4.45 – 5.15pm:

  • Reading finishes. Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa exit Parliament and depart for Pipitea Marae for hākari.

6.00pm:

  • Dinner is served at Pipitea Marae.

8.30pm:

  • Dinner concludes.

Please note:

  • Suit jackets are required for men seated in the Speakers gallery.
  • When the reading begins is uncertain as it depends on when question time finishes and whether an urgent debate is called. Question time usually runs from 2.00pm to 2.45 – 3.15pm.
  • An urgent debate can be called without notification and can be agreed by the Speaker of the House on the day. An urgent debate can delay the beginning of the reading for up to 90 minutes. It is therefore possible the reading can start as late as 4.45pm and finish as late as 6.45pm.

Waiata

We will be singing four waiata to celebrate our Third Reading. These are:

Click on each song title to listen to the waiata. We encourage you to learn the words so you can join in when it is time to sign our waiata during our Third Reading celebrations. The words to the waiata can be found here.

Transport

Thank you to all those who got in touch early to reserve their seat on the buses. The buses that Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust organised for each kāhui are now full, and we have filled the seven plane seats for some of our kaumātua.

If you are driving, we encourage you to carpool if you can, and to allow plenty of time to get to Parliament on time.

Livestreaming

If you cannot make it to the celebrations, you will be able to watch the Third Reading on Parliament TV or listen on Parliament Radio.

Parliament TV also livestreams from inside the House of Representatives, so you will be able to watch via your phone or computer in real time the third and final reading of our Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament.

More information on how you can tune in, can be found here.

We encourage whānau to let our elders in particular know this option is available and show them how they can access Parliament TV, Parliament Radio or the Parliament livestream.

Support waiata for the unity of our people of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa

Learn the waiata for our Third Reading

We will be singing four waiata to celebrate our Third Reading in Parliament on Thursday 6 September.

We encourage you to listen to the songs from now through to Thursday and learn the lyrics so we can all join together in song during our Third Reading celebrations.

The waiata we will be singing are as follows. Click on each song title to listen to the waiata.

Tūtira mai ngā iwi

To be sung before entering Parliament, and after.

Tūtira mai ngā iwi,
tātou tātou e
Tūtira mai ngā iwi,
tātou tātou e

Whai-a te marama-tanga,
me te aroha - e ngā iwi!
Ki-a tapatahi,
Ki-a ko-tahi rā
Tātou tātou e

(Repeat)

Tā-tou tā-tou e E!
Hi aue hei!!

Kotiro Māori

To be sung before entering Parliament, and after.

Kōtiro Māori e, taku ripene pai
O makawe hoki nga ngaru ate tai
Ko te pare huia
He tohu rangatira e
Ko Rongomaiwahine
O Nukutaurua e.

Rongongia tō ataahua
E te whenua katoa
Tae atu te kohimuhimu
Ki a Kahungunu e
Ko wai te wahine e
Whakakapakapa te manawanui?
Ko Rongomaiwahine
O Nukutaurua e

Piki ake, kake ake
Ki Te Mahia e
Ka kite tana hiahia
Aue Ko Rongomai e.
Haere mai e tama rukuhia
Nga pāua a Tangaroa nei
Ma Rongomaiwahine
O Nukutaurua e.

Nāhau rā Kahungunu
Tangata whakanene
Na te pāua
I raru ana koe
Rongomai e
Maranga mai e hine
Ka haere tāua e
Ki Maramatea
O Nukutaurua e.

Ko Te Amorangi

To be sung inside Parliament to support the passing of the settlement.

Ko te Amorangi ki mua,
Ko te hāpao ō ki muri
Te tūturutanga mahipono
O te Māori mana motuhake
He mangopare amohia o te waka Takitimu
Hei whakakuititanga, hei whakakitenga
E rere e te huata hopukia,
E rere e te manuka tomokia
E kore e ngaro te kākano,
I ruiruia mai rā I Rangiātea
E tōku hinengaro anō,
He wā kāinga e hokia ana mai
Ki ngā rau murimuri aroha, kia hora te marino
Kia papa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi
Ko te Atua te kupu tuatahi
Ko te Atua te kupu whakamutunga Kia whakapaingia te ingoa o Ihowā
Whāia te iti kahurangi o te waka Takitimu

Ka Waiata a Ruawharo e

Tū mai awa, tū mai moana
Ko koe takahia noatia e au
Tupe au nuku, tupe au rangi
Whati ki runga, whati ki raro, Urumārangaranga,
Pērā hoki rā taku manu-nui nā Tane
Ka tātau atu ki roto o Nuku-ngaere
Mai a whiwhia, mai a rawea, Mai a whakatakaia!
Ka taka te huki rawea
Koro I runga, Koro I raro, Koro I Tāwhirimātea.
Ki kora hoki koe e tū mai ai.
Ka hura te Tamatea nunui,
Ka hura te Tamatea roroa
Te kauaka nuku, te kauaka rangi
Te ai ā-nuku, te ai ā-rangi.
Te kura mai hukihuki, te kawea tetere.
Kawea a-nuku, kawea a tai, Oi!
Tūmata kōkiriritia!
Hoatu waka ki waho, Hoatu waka ki uta,
Ngaruhinga atu, ngaruhinga mai
I runga I te mata wahine, I raro te mata tāne.
Huki nawenawe.
Tēnei te waka ka whakairia
Ko Takitimu te waka e i.
Ko Tamatea Ārikinui te tangata!

 

Join us for our Third Reading in Parliament – 6 September 2018

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.

 

Getting there

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 (ropata@ttotw.iwi.nz) or phone 0279112726.

We’ll keep you updated with more details on transportation options as soon as they are finalised.

 

Live streaming

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.

 

Follow us on social media, and register!

In the meantime, make sure you follow our Facebook page and website for more news and updates over the coming weeks.

If any of your whānau still haven’t registered with Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust, please encourage them to head to our website and register.

We’re almost there whānau!

Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai.

Results are in – Trust Deed Updates

 

The results of the Special Resolution Vote are in and we received a from our adult registered members who voted.

On behalf of the Trustees of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa, we wish to acknowledge all whānau who voted in support. Tēnā koutou!

This very positive result means we can now prepare for the third and final reading of our Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament. This is exciting, we can progress and see the benefits for our iwi, hapū and whānau!

We’ll be in touch soon with arrangements for the Third Reading, and with more information on how you can be involved.

Click here to view the final resolution result. You can view the Revised Trust Deed 2018 here.

Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai.

Seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for two Director appointments: Wharerata Wharerata Forest limited and Patunamu Forest Limited

As part of our Settlement, we will receive 50% share in two forest assets and the governance entities managing our commercial interests respectively are Wharerata Forest Limited (WFL) and Patunamu Forest Limited (PFL).

We are now seeking expressions of interest for two Director appointments to represent the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust interests on each of:

  • Wharerata Forest Limited
  • Patunamu Forest Limited

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust wishes to select and appoint two directors to each of those entities.

The ideal candidates will have a mix of skills, attributes and expertise in the following areas:

  • A commitment to the values of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa;
  • Commercial skills including experience in legal, financial or business sectors;
  • Knowledge, Relationships and Networks at a local, regional and national level with a strong reputation and high ethical standards and integrity;
  • The ability and intelligence to make sensible and practical yet astute decisions and recommendations;
  • Knowledge of effective risk management processes and proactive risk treatments to pursue opportunities and manage downside risk;
  • A highly collaborative style;
  • Experience in governance and particularly leading and developing new enterprises;
  • Strong knowledge of the forestry sector;
  • A commitment to and passion for community and economic development of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa;
  • Preparedness to work collaboratively with 3 other directors (on each of the entities)
  • A high standard of personal integrity

Lodgement process:

  • EOI Applications must include a statement that sets out the person’s experience, skills and qualifications and which governance entity, WFL or PFL, they are applying for. The application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae (4-page maximum).
  • All expressions must be received by midnight on Friday 3rd August 2018 and should be submitted by email to chair@ttotw.iwi.nzand marked ‘Expression of Interest’. A confirmation of receipt will be returned.
  • EOIs can be withdrawn at any time.

For more information:
Please contact, Pieri Munro, prm1992@icloud.com, marked ‘Expression of Interest’.

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