Tauranga iwi Ngati Ranginui is calling for registrations as it prepares to vote on four resolutions in their agreement with the Crown to settle their historical Treaty of Waitangi claim.
A total of 403 new iwi members have registered so far and Te Roopu Whakamana o Ngati Ranginui, which has been leading the iwi’s Treaty negotiations, is calling for more.
Iwi members must register before 5pm on May 26 to be eligible to vote on the four resolutions.
These resolutions include; approving the Deed of Settlement; approving the Nga Hapu o Ngati Ranginui Settlement Trust as the Post Settlement Governance Entity with the Trust Deed; approving Antoine Coffin (Independent Chairperson), Shadrach Rolleston, Caine Taiapa, Kimiora Rawiri, Te Ruruanga Te Keeti, Nepia Bryan, Te Pio Kawe, Lance Waaka and Rob Urwin as the trustees of the Nga Hapu o Ngati Ranginui Settlement Trust signing the Deed of Settlement on behalf of Nga Hapu o Ngati Ranginui.
It also includes approving the lead negotiator (Willie Te Aho) and the Nga Hapu o Ngati Ranginui Settlement Trust, completing the Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective Deed of Settlement within the parameters as presented in the Ratification Information Booklet.
Iwi members can register, and vote, online at www.ranginuiraupatu.maori.nz or call 0800 4 Ranginui to be posted the registration form.