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 had their 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 recommended that Ngāti Maru members agreed to this Resolution:
As a member of Ngāti Maru, I agree: to accept the Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement, Te Hiringa Taketake.
Voting closed on Friday 16 October 2020. The results were 92% of our voting members supported the Treaty of Waitangi settlement package, as well as the Deed of Settlement to be signed by our Trustees and Negotiators on behalf of Ngāti Maru.
Another pleasing result was more than 47% of our adult members participated in the ratification vote. This was the largest voter turnout the iwi has had throughout its settlement journey.
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.
What Resolution were 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 was eligible to vote?
All registered adult members of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (aged 18 years and over) were eligible to vote.
Registered members who turn 18 years old during this voting period could also vote.
Uri were asked to register to vote click here. Also to check if they were registered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who runs the voting process?
The voting process was run by an independent voting company called electionz.com. It was not run by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru.
Voting on our Deed of Settlement took place from 9 September – 12pm, 16 October 2020.
We encourage whānau to read the 2020 Deed of Settlement of Historical Claims Information Booklet. If you have any other questions you can contact us here.