The draft mandate strategy proposes a mandate hui process by which a new representative entity, the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust, will seek a mandate from Whakatōhea iwi members to represent them in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.
The mandate sought is to negotiate all Whakatōhea historical Treaty of Waitangi claims whether registered or unregistered that arise from Crown actions and omissions that occurred prior to 21 September 1992, including but not limited to: WAI 87, 203, 287, 339, 558, 864, 1092, 1433, 1511, 1758, 1775, 1781, 1782, 1787, 1794, 1795, 1884, 2006, 2008, 2055, 2066, 2107, 2160, insofar as they relate to Whakatōhea.
All members of the Whakatōhea claimant community over 18 years of age are invited to vote either by a postal vote, an internet vote or by attending and voting at mandate hui on the following resolution, that:
“The Whakatōhea Pre-settlement Claims Trust is mandated to represent Whakatōhea in direct negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Whakatōhea.”
For those who wish to vote, but are not registered with the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, or who wish to vote but do not want to register, you will be able to make a special vote.
The voting period opens Friday 6 May 2016 and closes Friday 3 June 2016. The vote will be administered by Election Services.
Mandate hui are as follows:
|Friday 6 May||Terere Marae, Opotiki||6:00pm|
|Saturday, 7 May||University of Waikato, A Block, Gate 8 Hillcrest Road, Hamilton||11:00am|
|Saturday, 7 May||Whatua Kaimarie Marae (Auckland DHB), 11 Sutherland Rd, Pt Chevalier, Auckland||6:00pm|
|Sunday, 8 May||Terenga Paraoa Marae, 10 Porowini Ave, Whangārei||11:00am|
|Saturday, 14 May||Pataka Museum, Cnr Norrie and Parumoana Streets, Porirua||11:00am|
|Sunday, 15 May||Te Korowai Atawhai Rooms, Hillmorton Hospital, Annex Road, Christchurch||11:00am|
|Friday, 20 May||Maungaroa Marae, SH 35, Te Kaha||6:00pm|
|Saturday, 21 May||Eastern Institute of Technology, Te Whatukura Māori Studies<, 77 Cobden St, Gisborne||6:00pm|
|Sunday, 22 May||Tahuwhakatiki (Romai) Marae, >Welcome Bay Rd, Tauranga||11:00am|
|Friday, 27 May||Taharangi Marae, 26 Tarewa Rd, Rotorua||6:00pm|
|Saturday, 28 May||Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Heretaunga Park, 821 Orchard Rd, Hastings||11:00am|
|Sunday, 29 May||Tokaanu Marae, Tokaanu, Mangaroa St, Tūrangi||9:00am|
For the purposes of the mandate being sought the Whakatōhea claimant community is defined as the descendants of Muriwai and Tūtāmure who affiliate to one or more of the recognised hapū (Ngāti Rua, Ngāi Tamahaua, Ngāti Patumoana, Ngāti Ngāhere, Ngāti Ira and Te Upokorehe) and marae (Omarumutu, Opape, Waiaua, Terere, Opeke, Roimata, Kutarere and Maromahue) of Whakatōhea.
For further information please contact:
Chairman Tū Ake Whakatōhea Collective