Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement – Te Hiringa Taketake

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru, through the Negotiations Team, has been negotiating with the Crown since 2016 in relation to the settlement of the historical claims of Ngāti Maru. With the initialling of the Deed of Settlement in August 2020, the members of Ngāti Maru now have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept the proposed Deed of Settlement.

We, the Trustees of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru and the Negotiations Team, strongly recommend that Ngāti Maru members agree to this Resolution:

As a member of Ngāti Maru, I agree: to accept the Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement, Te Hiringa Taketake.

Vote Now

Online voting is now open and will be from 9 September – 12pm, 16 October 2020. The mail out of your voting papers is underway and you should have received them or will shortly. You will also receive an email from Electionz.com with instructions on how you can vote online. We have provided a ‘Vote Now’ link on this page also. You will be able to vote by post, online and by Ballot Box at the Ratification Information Hui.

You can still register to vote – click here. To check if you’re registered, please email regos@ngatimaru.co.nz.

HUI UPDATE: With Auckland currently still in Covid-19 Level 2.5, we have made the reluctant decision to cancel our Auckland Ratification Information Hui next Thursday 24 September, 6.00pm.

Ensuring our whānau are safe and well is our priority.

It will be replaced by a Facebook webinar which will run the same time as our cancelled Auckland hui. Our registered members are encouraged to join this webinar group if they cannot attend one of our four other hui. Click here to register for the Facebook webinar.

Our four other hui are still running  – see below for these details. We look forward to seeing you at these hui.

The key components of the Deed of Settlement are:

• Historical Account, Crown Acknowledgments of Treaty breaches and Crown Apology for those breaches
• Cultural Redress: the return of ancestral lands and the acknowledgement of connections to sites of cultural or historical significance; and relationships with Crown agencies
• Financial and Commercial Redress

You can read our 2020 Deed of Settlement of Historical Claims Information Booklet here.

Here is the summary of the Deed of Settlement between the Crown and Ngāti Maru (Taranaki).  Click here to view PDF

Here is a link to the full Te Hiringa Taketake Deed of Settlement of Historical Claims.  Click here to view PDF

What Resolution are Adult Registered Members asked to vote on.

I, as a member of Ngāti Maru, agree:

  • to accept the Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement, Te Hiringa Taketake.
  • that Holden Hohaia, Tamzyn Pue, Bronwyn Koroheke, Eileen Hall, Raymond Tuuta, Sam Tamarapa, Anaru Marshall, Nathan Peri, Prescilla Paretutaki Hayward-Howie, Jamie Tuuta, and Rowena Henry sign the Deed of Settlement on behalf of Ngāti Maru.

Who is eligible to vote?

All registered adult members of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (aged 18 years and over) are eligible to vote.
Registered members who turn 18 years old during this voting period can also vote.
To register to vote click here. To check if you’re registered, please email regos@ngatimaru.co.nz.

Who runs the voting process?

The voting process will be run by an independent voting company called electionz.com. It is not run by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru.
Voting on our Deed of Settlement will take place from 9 September – 12pm, 16 October 2020.

We encourage you to read the 2020 Deed of Settlement of Historical Claims Information Booklet and attend one of our Ratification Information Hui. If you have any other questions you can contact us here.