We are pleased and humbled to present our settlement package to you.

Our Trustees and Negotiators have worked hard to achieve a settlement that is for all our uri, and we are ready to present that settlement package to you now.

We strongly believe we have got the best settlement we can. If our iwi vote in support, it will bring an end to years of hard mahi. It will help to repair the mamae of the past, acknowledge the wrongs, and allow us to move forward.

This process has already enlightened and empowered us – our hapū and iwi have been able to connect once again like our old people did, while finding out more about ourselves. It is our hope that this settlement continues to build on this progress.

 

 

Ratification Information Booklet

All registered members of the Trust with up to date information on file will receive a voting pack in the mail, with includes a copy of the Ratification Information Booklet. This contains all the key information about the proposed settlement, so you can make an informed decision. Please read the information in this booklet carefully.

You can read the Ratification Information Booklet online here.

 

Ratification Hui

The Trust invites all whānau, iwi and hapū to attend one of our Ratification Hui. We’ll take you through a presentation and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and vote.

 

Voting

This is your opportunity to vote on our settlement and build a better future for our tamariki and mokopuna.

Voting opens at 9.00am, 29 September and closes at 12.30pm, 11 November 2018.

The voting process is run by an experienced independent company called Pōti Election Services. The Independent Returning Officer is Meihana Watson. It is not run by the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua Settlement Trust.

Voting papers are included in your voting pack. For your vote to count it needs to be cast by 12.30pm, 11 November 2018.

You can vote in the following three ways:

  • Post back your completed voting paper
  • Vote online at kkwtnr.org.nz using your voting number
  • Cast your vote in the secure ballot at a Ratification Hui

If you need help to understand how to vote, or do not receive a voting paper during September, please contact the voting helpline on freephone 0800 123 499.

 

We are asking you to vote on two resolutions:

I, as a member of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua support the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua – Crown Deed of Settlement and agree to the Trustees of the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua Settlement Trust signing the Deed of Settlement on behalf of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua.

We strongly recommend you vote ‘YES’ to this resolution. If we gain sufficient support through this process, our settlement will move forward and allow us to build a better future for our tamariki and mokopuna.

I, as a member of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua support the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua Settlement Trust making the purchase of both Wairio and Rangedale Stations in terms of the respective Agreements for Sale and Purchase for each property dated 9 July 2018.

The return of Wairio Station and Rangedale Station has been a key focus for the Trust throughout negotiations. These lands are culturally significant to us, and having our ownership reinstated on the whenua around Lake Wairarapa allows the aspirations of our tīpuna to be fulfilled in a small way.

 

Key documents

 

Not registered?

You cannot vote if you are not registered with the Trust. If you are not yet registered, but you whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua you can register by phoning 0800 559 9867 or emailing admin@kkwtnr.org.nz