Pouarua Farm On-Account Deed of Settlement

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Ratification of Pouarua On-Account Deed of Settlement and Post Settlement Governance Entity

The mandated negotiators for Ngāti Māru, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Tara Tokanui and Te Patukirikiri have negotiated an on-account deed of settlement with the Crown for the purchase of the Landcorp Pouarua Farm (Pouarua Deed) in advance of the ultimate settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims for each of the iwi.  The offer is contained in the Pouarua Deed.

The people of Ngāti Māru, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Tara Tokanui and Te Patukirikiri can now vote on whether to accept the proposed Pouarua Deed and the post-settlement governance entity (PSGE) that will receive and manage the Pouarua Farm settlement redress.

The two resolutions to be voted on are:

  1. I, as a member of Ngāti Maru, support the Pouarua Farm On-Account Settlement
  2. I, as a member of Ngāti Maru, agree that the Pouarua Farm Limited Partnership will be the post settlement governance entity for the Pouarua Farm On-Account Settlement.

You will be asked to vote on each resolution through the following iwi with which you are registered:

Iwi

Website

Contact

Ngāti Māru www.ngatimaru.iwi.nz Paul Majurey – 0274 955 741
Ngāti Pāoa www.ngatipaoa.co.nz Peter Mason – 09 985 6545
Ngāti Tamaterā www.tamatera.co.nz John McEnteer – 021 985 127
Ngāti Tara Tokanui www.ngatitaratokanui.maori.nz Amelia Williams – 021 501 312
Russell Karu – 027 572 5278
Te Patukirkiri www.patukirikiri.co.nz William Peters – 027 625 4980

The following information hui will be held to present information on and discuss the Pouarua Deed and PSGE:

Date

Time

Venue

Monday, 26 August 2013 6 pm Thames Civic Centre
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 6 pm Paeroa Racecourse
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 6 pm Verandah Function Centre, Hamilton Lake
Thursday, 29 August 2013 6 pm Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Centre

Ratification information mail-outs will be posted by 13 August 2013 to all registered adult members of each iwi.

Pouarua Ratification Documents:

All eligible voters of each of the iwi are able to vote for each resolution using their voting method of choice: online via iwi website, by post or by personally submitting their vote at the information hui.

If you are not a registered member, you can still vote.  Contact the Returning Officer on free phone 0508 666 104 or elections@electionnz.com for a special voting pack (including registration form).  Alternatively a special voting pack can be obtained at the information  hui.  Special votes will be counted subject to the confirmation of registration.

The voting period will commence on Thursday 15 August 2013 and close at noon, Friday 13 September 2013

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