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Communications

Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui ā Rua Trust views communications as important, as seeks to keep members of the claimant community advised of settlement developments as far as possible.

The Trust Deed also provides for accountability mechanisms to members of the claimant community. This includes Trustees reporting back to whanau at scheduled hapu karanga meetings, providing a summary of the minutes, and reporting via media (such as website information).

Presently the Trust is within the ‘Agreement in Principle’ phase of the negotiation process. This means the key items of business are confidential. The confidential aspect of negotiations is a requirement within the Terms of Negotiation the Trust has entered into with the Crown.  This prevents the publication of meeting minutes.  However, this page is designed to fulfil the requirements to provide a summary of the minutes (items that can be discussed freely), and to provide up-dated information for hapu karanga meetings. Claimant community members are welcome to contact their representatives to discuss any items on this page.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – May 2017

The Board met on Monday 15 May 2017.  Delays outside of the Trust’s control have caused the initialling of the Deed of Settlement to be pushed out to July 2017 (subject to change).  These delays are partly due to Crown cabinet meetings being rescheduled, the relocation of government offices due to the Kaikoura earthquake and ongoing negotiations to address the cultural redress package.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – April 2017

The Board of Trustees held their first hui as Established Trustees of Ngati Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua Settlement Trust, on Tuesday 18 April 2017.  The PSGE Trust Deed was ratified through the holding of 8 PSGE Roadshows last November 2016 with a majority vote of 91.6% (through membership voting at roadshows and online voting) and the document was duly signed/dated 30 March 2017.

The Opening/Blessing of Te Marae o Rongotaketake was well attended by 300+ claimant community and other Whanau who wished to share this historic day.  The many beautiful taonga that fills the exhibition area have even more beautiful korero behind them and the presence of Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua is felt strongly.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – March 2017

The Board of Trustees met 13 March 2017.  Delays have occurred beyond our control by the Crown which has meant further delays in meeting set deadlines and milestones.

Discussion was also around the upcoming opening/blessing of Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing Our Kahungunu History which is proudly supported by the Trustees of Aratoi Art and History Museum, Masterton.  This event is to take place Saturday 08 April 2017 at 530am.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – February 2017

The Board of Trustees met 13 February 2017 to further discuss future consultation with hapu karanga towards the ratification of the PSGE Trust Deed.  Further information will be provided as soon as they are available.  It was decided to hold monthly Board of Trustee hui moving toward the initialling of the Deed of Settlement.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – January 2017

There were no Board of Trustee hui held in January 2017.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – December 2016

The results of the 5 positions for HK trustee representatives were advertised on the home page of the website.  Here they are again for your information:

Papawai Marae – Marama Tuuta

Te Ore Ore Marae – Rex Hemi

Hurunuiorangi Marae – PJ Devonshire

Tamaki Nui a Rua – Rangimaria Taite and Paul Te Huki

Congratulations and welcome to the new Trustees.

The Board of Trustees met on 16 December 2016 to discuss the pleasing results received for the ratification of the PSGE and where the journey will go from here.  Discussion was also around the AGM which was held Saturday 17 December 2016 in Dannevirke.  A pleasing turnout of our claimant community who joined in the discussions.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – November 2016

November has been a very full-on extensive month for the Trustees / Negotiators of PSGE Ratification Hui and Elections of HK Trustee representatives for Papawai (1), Tamaki Nui a Rua (2), Hurunui O Rangi (1) and Te Ore Ore (1).  Eight roadshows took place, the last being held in Masterton on Sunday 27 November 2016.  On-line voting buttons were added to the Website giving members the ability and availability to cast their votes for both PSGE ratification and Election of HK Trustee Reps.  Results of the PSGE ratification have been received and are pleasing.  92% voted to ratify the PSGE.  Voting is still in session to fill the 5 positions for HK Trustee representatives.  Results will be announced soon.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – October 2016

The Board of Trustees met on 10 October 2016 to discuss further developments towards the PSGE Ratification Hui Roadshows and Elections due to take place.  They also discussed the Calling for Nominations for 5 Hapu Karanga Trustees from four Hapu Karanga – Te Ore Ore (1), Hurunui o Rangi (1), Tamaki Nui a Rua (2), Papawai (1).  Advertising for both Nominations (15 Oct 2016 closes 07 Nov 2016) and PSGE Ratification hui and Elections (29 Oct 2016 closes 5pm 27 Nov 2016) has been advertised in Wairarapa Times Age, Bush Telegraph and Hawkes Bay Today.  They also appear on the website and Trust FB page.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – September 2016

The Board of Trustees meet again in October.  The Trustee reps continue to hold hapu karanga hui to keep the Whanau informed as we move towards the ratification of the PSGE.

On Thursday 29 September 2016 at 3pm, Wairarapa Moana will be holding their hapu karanga hui at YMCA Masterton, 371 Queen Street, Masterton.

Te Hika a Papauma ki Wairarapa will be holding their hapu karanga hui on Saturday 24 September 2016 at the REAP Wairarapa building, Rangitumau Room, 340 Queen Street, Masterton at 11am.

On Sunday 18 September 2016, Hurunuiorangi Marae will be holding their hapu karanga hui.  This will be held at Hurunuiorangi Marae and will start at 3pm – 4pm.

Ngati Hinewaka will be holding their hapu karanga hui on Saturday 24 September 2016 at the Education Centre, Dixon Street, Masterton from 11am – 4pm.

Further hapu karanga hui dates will be advertised once confirmed.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – August 2016

A Board of Trustees hui was held on Monday 08 August 2016 and from that hui, planning is and has been taking place towards the ratification of the PSGE.  It is also a requirement that our 9 Hapu Karanga Trustee reps hold numerous hapu karanga hui to keep the claimant community informed and up to date with the process.

Upcoming Hapu Karanga Hui and dates:

Akura hapu karanga hui will be held Monday 29 August 2016 at 5pm – 7pm at the YMCA, 371 Queen Street, Masterton.  This will also be advertised in Thursday edition of Wairarapa Times Age.

Te Ore Ore hapu karanga hui will be held Saturday 27 August 2016 at 10am – 1pm at Te Ore Ore marae, Bideford Road, Masterton.  This has been advertised on the Trust FB page.

Hurunuiorangi will have their hapu karanga hui on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 3pm-5pm at Hurunuiorangi Marae.  This will be advertised Saturday 13 August 2016 in the Wairarapa Times Age, the Trust FB Page and website.

Papawai Marae will be holding their hapu karanga hui on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 1pm at the Papawai Marae.

On Sunday, 14 August 2016, Ngai Tumapuhia a Rangi will be holding their (Runanga) Hapu Karanga hui at 1.30pm at the Education Centre, Dixon Street, Masterton.

Both Ngai Tumapuhia and Papawai Marae hapu karanga hui have been advertised on the Trust FB Page and website.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – July 2016

Tamaki Nui a Rua will be holding their hapu karanga hui on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at the St Joseph’s Hall, Dannevirke at 6pm.

This has also been advertised on the Trust Facebook Page.

A hapu karanga hui for Huruniorangi marae will be held for registered members of the Trust, on Sunday 17 July 2016 at the Hurunuiorangi Marae. Time start is 3pm – 4pm.  Advertised in Wairarapa Times Age (Saturday 10 July 2016). (completed)

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – June 2016

There will be a hapu karanga hui for Hurunuiorangi marae on Friday, 24 June 2016 to be held at Hurunuiorangi marae from 6pm – 8pm.  Nau mai haere mai.

The Board of Trustees met on 27 June 2016 to discuss the next steps towards the set up and structure of PSGE.  Many hapu karanga hui will be taking place and these will be advertised as they are confirmed.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – May 2016

The Board of Trustees met on 16 May 2016 to discuss the historical day and moment we joined with the Crown at the signing of the Agreement in Principle in Dannevirke (07 May 2016).  The day held such great significance to us all and the great turnout of support was tremendous.  It is forecast for future hui to continue with all hapu karanga and information will be advised once known. For all to share the journey of the Agreement in Principle Ratification Hui and the Signing of the Agreement in Principle, a panui for the month of May is available for perusal.

To view, go to the Home Page or type in the Search area – “Latest News and Updates” and follow the link.

Agreement In Principle Hui A Iwi held Saturday 23 April 2016

The Hui A Iwi was held last Saturday and the outcome is shown below:

Announcement of Result of Hui-a-Iwi to Ratify Agreement in Principle

On Saturday 23 April 2016 188 members of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamāki Nui-ā-Rua voted on the ratification of the Agreement in Principle at a Hui-a-Iwi and out of these, 87% voted yes to the question:

“Do you accept the proposed AIP package and agree that the Trustees of the NKKWTNAR Trust sign the Agreement in Principle on behalf of NKKWTNAR?”

The Trustees and the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, the Hon Christopher Finlayson, will now sign the Agreement in Principle at Dannevirke Town Hall on 7 May 2016.

All members of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamāki Nui-ā-Rua are invited to attend the signing. Members of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamāki Nui-ā-Rua who wish to sign the Agreement in Principle in support of the settlement can also do so on the day.

A full agenda for the signing ceremony will be posted on the Trust website and FaceBook page shortly.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – Apr 2016

Throughout March and April 2016, there will be numerous hapu karanga hui taking place.  This is to share and inform  hapu karanga the summary of the Agreement in Principle, the PSGE structure and power point presentation and what they are about.  These hui will determine the date of a Hui A Iwi.  Below are dates of confirmed hui taking place this month.

  1. Saturday 02 April 2016 – Hurunuiorangi, 5pm – Hurunuiorangi Marae, Gladstone Road, Gladstone (20kms out of Masterton) (complete)
  2. Saturday 02 April 2016 – Registration Drive, Ruapehu District, Raetihi Marae, Raetihi – 10am (complete)
  3. Saturday 09 April 2016 – Pouakani Marae, Mangakino – 10am (complete)
  4. Saturday 09 April 2016 – Te Runanga o Ngai Tumapuhia a Rangi o Wairarapa, 1pm – Education Centre, Dixon Street, Masterton (next to Park View Motors) (complete)
  5. Monday 11 April 2016 – Wairarapa Moana, 6pm – Senior Citizens Community Hall, Lyons Street, Featherston (complete)
  6. Tuesday 19 April 2016 – Akura, 530pm – YMCA, 371 Queen Street, Masterton (complete)

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – Mar 2016

Information regarding Hapu Karanga hui dates, is moved to this update accordingly.

  1. Monday 14 March 2016 – Ngai Tumapuhia a Rangi Runanga hui – 6pm at Education Centre, Masterton (complete)
  2. Saturday 19 March 2016 – Ngati Hinewaka, 11am – Education Centre, Dixon Street, Masterton (complete)
  3. Saturday 19 March 2016 – Te Hika a Papauma, 11am – Old St Matthews Church, Cnr Church Hall/Reynolds St, Taita (complete)
  4. Sunday 20 March 2016 – Papawai, 1pm – Papawai Marae, Papawai Road, Greytown (complete)
  5. Sunday 20 March 2016 – Te Ore Ore, 12noon – Te Ore Ore Marae, Bideford Road, Masterton (complete)
  6. Monday 21 March 2016 – Tamaki Nui A Rua, 6pm – RSA, 1 Princess Street, Dannevirke (complete)

Upcoming Hapu Karanga Hui Dates to note on calendar. Information confirmed as arises.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – Feb 2016  

The Board of Trustees met on Monday 15 February 2016 to discuss the progress of the negotiations and where they are at now.  Further hui between February and beginning of March 2016 were held and it was decided that the Trustee reps for respective hapu karanga would present and discuss the Crown offer and the Agreement in Principle.  This presentation contains:   Summary of Agreement In Principle March 2016, Power Point presentation (Maps) and a PSGE Structure (Deloitte).

There will be numerous hapu karanga hui to be held..  Please note some hui have already taken place and were advertised on the Trust Facebook Page as well as Newspapers.  Some are still taking place as listed for March/April 2016.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – January 2016  

Following the AGM on the 19th of December there were no Trust Board meetings in January 2016.

Whanau will be aware that at the AGM the Trustees announced the next settlement offer from the Crown, and outlined next action.  These actions include writing and meeting with officials and the Minister for Treaty Settlements, Chris Finlayson, to improve the offer that has been made.

In January this correspondence was dispatched, replies received, and meetings held.  The meeting with Minister Finlayson was set for 1 February.  This has meant delaying the proposed board meeting from that date until 15 February.  It is expected by that on the 15th of February the Trustees will be able to consider the final offering being made by the Crown.

As announced that the AGM, once the offer is clarified further by the Crown, the wananga are to be held with the wider claimant community to discuss the full settlement package.  This will be followed by a ratification (voting) process.  Dates are expected to be set for these activities on 15 February.

Trust Board Update and Summary of Minutes – December 2015  

The Trustees met on 7 December 2015. There were three main items of business:

  • PSGE development;
  • Whakapapa Committee Update; and
  • Management and Operational Matters.

In regards to the PSGE, the trustees discussed the breadth of proposed goals, and the need to ensure that promoting Te Reo Maori was an explicit objective of the new entity. The Trustees then discussed the need to ensure the PSGE was focused from the outset on ensuring marae were restored and maintained, and that funding would be available for this. Trustees also discussed, and agreed, that the PSGE would need to ensure whanau with particular connections with whenua that might be returned through the settlement process had an opportunity to be involved as Kaitiaki. In these areas resolutions to further develop the PSGE Deed were made. Following this, the Trustees also agreed further expert peer-review of the draft PSGE Deed was required.

The second item was the Whakapapa Committee report to the Trustees on enrolments. Overall steady registration progress is being made.

The third item was management and operations. Will Workman provided the monthly financial update, and outlined next steps in regards to accessing further funding from the Crown Forestry Rental Trust. The Trustees also took some time to discuss Will’s role and next steps for operations of the Trust (Note as per conflict of interest protoc