Treaty Settlement Updates

UPDATE: Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue

May 2017 Update

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Claimant updates

A settlement update hui was held in Maketu on 21 February both to give an overview of the current negotiations landscape and also to respond to any queries that iwi members and claimants had.  The hui was well attended and Lead Negotiator Hamuera Mitchell was available to provide a summary of progress since the AGM took place in October 2015 and Te Komiti Nui left with a strong message from the people that the marine and costal environment are instrumental to the well-being of Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu. On the 12 April, Te Komiti Nui had good attendance at the Hurungaterangi settlement update hui where an overview was provided to hapu and claimants in regard to the current negotiations status. 

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Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue Update

This pānui updates you and your whanau on progress to date with our Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations. The momentum in Negotiations has increased and Negotiators, along with the Board, are working hard to agree redress for an Agreement in Principle with the Crown. While we are not able to go into detail about negotiations due to our confidentiality agreement with the Crown, we can advise that progress towards an Agreement in Principle is going well and we will provide more detail around its content as soon as possible. Upcoming Elections and AGM Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue Trust deed requires us to hold elections this year.  We are hoping to hold these elections and the AGM in October.

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Komiti Nui – New Years Update

Thank you to all those who attended the Ordinary General Meeting on Sunday 21 December at Te Papaiouru Marae. At that hui, Te Komiti Nui presented on the process to appoint the four Negotiators: Larissa Wharepouri, Hamuera Mitchell, John Kahukiwa and Paora Tapsell. The Negotiators gave presentations, answered questions and listened to korero from Wai Claimants and whanau. The Negotiators also tabled a presentation which outlined key principles for the Ngati Whakaue comprehensive settlement. Next steps for the settlement negotiations Negotiators will meet with Wai Claimants/whanau regarding their claim in the context of the comprehensive settlement; Negotiators, with oversight from the Board, will continue to work to on developing a settlement package with Minister Finlayson, Chief Crown Negotiator Rick Barker,

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Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue Update

Annual General Meeting Thank you to everyone who came to the Komiti Nui and Assets Trust AGMs on November 23 and then stayed on for Christmas dinner. Thanks also to Rotorua Intermediate kapahaka for the excellent performance. Upcoming Hui An Ordinary General Meeting of Te Komiti Nui will be held this Sunday 21 December at Te Papaiouru Marae at 10am, followed by a cup of tea at Te Ao Marama. The agenda is: Mihi/Karakia Apologies Trust presentation on selection process and criteria for Negotiators for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement negotiations Negotiators Presentation General Business Meeting Close This hui follows on from the AGM last month, where people asked for a hui with the negotiators for Komiti Nui. The four negotiators

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Annual General Meetings

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the AGM of TE KOMITI NUI O NGATI WHAKAUE Will be held at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu Sunday, 23 November 2014, at 2pm AGENDA Mihi/Karakia Apologies Minutes of the last AGM Chair Report Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2014 Appointment of Auditor Management Update Negotiations Update General Business Meeting Closed A copy of the Annual Report will be available for collection from the office at 1209 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua from 10 November 2014. Or click here to download it here Notice is hereby given that the AGM of TE KOTAHITANGA O NGATI WHAKAUE ASSETS TRUST Will be held at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu Sunday, 23 November 2014, at 4pm AGENDA Mihi/Karakia

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Komiti Nui Information Sheet

What is Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue? The entity mandated to negotiate the settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Whakaue. Te Komiti Nui will settle the remaining historical claims such as claims relating to Maketu, Mamaku, Ohinemutu, Kouramawhitiwhiti, Ngongotaha, Ngāti Whakaue taonga and geothermal reserves. Ngati Whakaue have already been involved in some Treaty settlements for example the Township Railways Lands (1993), Te Arawa Lakes (2004), Te Arawa Fisheries (2004), CNI Forests Land (2008) and Whakarewarewa Valley and Roto a Tamaheke (2008).  Te Komiti Nui will work with the Crown to settle the extant historical claims of Ngāti Whakaue. Your trustees on Te Komiti Nui are: Anaru Te Amo (Chair), Pauline Tangohau (Deputy Chair), Kingi Biddle, Veronica Butterworth, Hoki Kahukiwa,

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Important Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue updates

Terms of Negotiation As advised at the Hui-a-iwi held on 24 May 2014 at Te Papaiouru, Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue has now signed Terms of Negotiation with the Crown.  A copy of the Terms of Negotiation can be found on the Office of Treaty Settlements website, the direct link is here: www.ots.govt.nz Te Komiti Nui is now focussed on preparing for negotiations towards an Agreement in Principle and will be arranging hui in due course to update Ngati Whakaue members. Appointment of Executive Manager and Settlement Co-ordinator Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue are excited to advise the appointment of Tamara Mutu (Executive Manager) and Kerri Anne Hancock (Settlement Co-ordinator). Feel free to get in contact with Tamara and

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Kōmiti Nui Negotiations with OTS

The Terms of Negotiation (TON) state how Kōmiti Nui and the Crown will negotiate, consult and engage with each other regarding the settlement process for Ngāti Whakaue. On 11 December 2013, representatives of Kōmiti Nui (supported by legal counsel) met with Honourable Chris Finlayson, Minister of Treaty Settlements and his officials to discuss the Crown process and time frame regarding the Terms of Negotiation. Since December 2013, Kōmiti Nui and the Office of Treaty Settlements have met regularly to progress the Terms of Negotiation. Kōmiti Nui intends to have this signed with the Crown by April 2014. Once signed, Kōmiti Nui and the Crown can start negotiations regarding the settlement of Ngāti Whakaue historical claims. Next Steps Kōmiti Nui are

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Ngati Whakaue elects Trustees to continue their journey towards Treaty settlement

Te Komiti Nui have almost reached their three year anniversary and are set for the final of three Ngati Whakaue Registered Voting Hui which will see the election of ten Trustees. These representatives will provide governance and direction to see the settlement of all existing historical claims of Ngati Whakaue with the Crown. The provisional and unofficial results have been announced by the Returning Officer at the two most recent Ngati Whakaue Registered Voting hui held recently at Whakaue Marae on 8 July and at Te Papaiouru Marae on 15 July. They are as follows: Anaru Te Amo Kingi Biddle Hokimatomai Kahukiwa Hamuera Mitchell Te Kiri Mitchell Larissa Wharepōuri Paora John Tohi Te Ururangi Tapsell Pauline Moana Tangohau One final hui

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Komiti Nui & Settlement Updates