We were pleased and humbled to present our settlement package to you in 2018.

Our Trustees and Negotiators worked hard to achieve a settlement that was for all our uri and we strongly believe that we got the best settlement we could.

Voting has now closed. We are very pleased to share that the results report from the independent auditor showed that 71.7 percent voted yes/āe in support of the Trust signing the Deed of Settlement on behalf of the iwi.

A total of 71.5 percent also voted yes/āe in support of the resolution for the Trust to acquire the two Landcorp farms – Wairio Station and Rangedale Station – on behalf of the iwi.

This brings 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.

What happens next

The report of the ratification results has been provided to the Office of Treaty Settlements and Te Puni Kōkiri. These departments have advised the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Minister for Māori Development on whether there is sufficient support from our iwi members for Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua and the Crown to sign the Deed of Settlement.

We expect to receive an update from the Ministers in early 2019. If the Crown deems there is sufficient support, there will be an official signing of the Deed of Settlement by the Crown, the Trustees of the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua Settlement Trust and any members of our iwi who want to sign in support. This will be a momentous and historic occasion for Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua. The Settlement Trust will provide details of this event closer to the time.

Ratification Information Booklet

The Ratification Information Booklet contains all the key information about the proposed settlement.

You can read the Ratification Information Booklet online here.

Ratification Hui Presentation 

You can watch the presentation played at the Ratification Hui below.

A video from the livestream of the Mangakino hui on November 5 2018, is also available to view on the Trust Facebook page.

Voting

Voting has now closed. The results report from the independent auditor has been received. Please see the information above for the results of the vote.

Key documents

Not registered?

Even though the voting period has closed, it is still important that you register with the Trust.

Registering is the first step to:

  • Received regular pānui on important issues and decisions affecting our Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua Settlement.
  • If there are any further votes on matters related to our Treaty Settlement in the future, registered members 18 years or older will be able to vote and have their say.

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, emailing admin@kkwtnr.org.nz or by completing the online registration form, here.