The results of the Special Resolution Vote are in and we received a 94.88% YES vote 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.
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Nākū noa, nā
Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa
The Crown requested that the Trust make some updates to our Trust Deed, so that it is consistent with the Deed of Settlement that you approved in late 2016, and also so that the Trust Deed meets the Crown’s requirements for trust deeds generally. This is an administrative step required by the Crown to ensure there is full alignment with our Deed of Settlement.
We stress that none of the proposed updates alter the intent of the Trust Deed. This is an administrative step required by the Crown so that once completed, our Settlement Bill can have its third reading in Parliament and be enacted.
To make the proposed updates to the Trust Deed, the Trust must hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) and have a vote of all adult registered members to approve a Special Resolution. The SGM is being held on Friday 27 July, 5-7pm, at Wairoa College Hall. This will be a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.
We need you – and as many adult registered members as possible – to vote ‘YES’ to approve the Special Resolution.
We encourage you to take the time to read through the information in the booklet available as a PDF download on this page, and review the proposed updates. We want to ensure you have full visibility of all the proposed updates, so a full copy of the Revised Trust Deed is also available for download on this page, along with the original version. You can also pick up a copy at the Trust’s offices (34 Marine Parade West, Wairoa).
Thank you for your support whānau. Your input is crucial to the future success of our people.
All adult registered members of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe Te Wairoa are being asked to vote on this Special Resolution:
The Adult Registered Members resolve to amend the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Deed as set out in the marked up Trust Deed entitled Revised Version 2018.
The Trust needs to pass this Special Resolution for our settlement to progress to become law. The Trust asks all whānau to review the proposed updates (on pages 18 to 41 of the information booklet) and then vote ‘YES’ to approve the Special Resolution.
If the Special Resolution does not receive the required level of support, our settlement will be delayed indefinitely. Our ultimate goal has been to move as quickly as possible through the legislative process to complete Crown involvement in this part of our journey and move into a position of holding our destiny in our own hands.
The Special Resolution MUST receive at least 75% support of valid votes cast for it to be passed.
The key proposed updates requested by the Crown are listed in detail for you on pages 18-41 of the information booklet that has been posted out to you and is available for download on this page.
The most significant update is to the definition of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa (Claimant Definition) in clause 32.1 of the Trust Deed. This needs to be updated so it aligns with the Claimant Definitions in the Iwi and
Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Deed of Settlement that you ratified in 2016 and our Claims Settlement Bill.
The Trustees believe this update does not affect the meaning of our claimant definition or changes those entitled to benefit from the settlement. It is simply an update to the wording in the Trust Deed to align with the wording in the Deed of Settlement.
The definitions need to align so the Crown can be sure it is settling historical claims with the same people who are entitled to benefit from the Settlement Redress held by the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust.
You can vote in any of the following ways: Post, Online or Ballot box at the Special General Meeting.
Voting packs have been posted to you. For voting enquiries, including requests for replacement voter packs, please contact the election helpline on 0800 666 946 (NZ residents) or 00 64 3 377 3530 (overseas residents), or email email@example.com.
The voting period is open from 9am, Friday 6 July until 12pm Tuesday 31 July 2018. You will be able to vote and ask questions at the Special General Meeting held at Wairoa College Hall between 5-7pm on Friday 27 July 2018.
The Trust encourages you to come to the Special General Meeting if you can, or vote by post or online if you cannot make it.
If you are voting by post, it is recommended that voting papers are posted by Thursday 26 July 2018 to reach the Returning Officer by the close of voting.
All adult registered members of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe Te Wairoa are eligible to vote. You need to be over 18 years of age to vote.
It’s not too late to register and vote. If you or your whānau haven’t registered yet as a Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust member, please register now so you can vote and be a part of our journey. Find out more and to register as a member click here
To request a voting pack, please contact the election helpline on 0800 666 946 (NZ residents) or 00 64 3 377 3530 (overseas residents), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the Trust achieves the required support, the Trust will make the update to the Trust Deed.
Once the updates are confirmed and the Crown is informed, the Trust will request without further delay to progress to the final reading of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill.
The Trust will keep you informed of progress. Keep an eye on your emails, as well as the Trust’s website and
Facebook page for updates.
If you have any pātai (questions) please kōrero with your Kāhui representatives and/or Initial Trustees, or just email the Trust at email@example.com.
At the Special General Meeting on 27 July 2018 the Trustees will also formally present the updates and answer any questions you might have.