Status: 2010

STATUS : August 2010

Since July 2009 Te Maru o Rereahu Trust, Trustees have been negotiating with the Crown, to settle grievances relating to the Maraeroa A & B Blocks on behalf of the descendants of the original owners of the blocks.  A settlement offer in respect of those grievances has now been received from the Crown and accepted by the Trustees for tabling with the registered beneficiaries of the Maraeroa A & B Blocks for their considerationand decision.

The descendants of the original owners are of Ngati Rereahu, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Tuwharetoa and other neighbouring iwi.  Claims that have been lodged with the Waitangi tribunal and which may have an interest in the Maraeroa A & B Blocks Settlement include Wai numbers:  329, 389, 443, 575, 630, 729, 1137, 1138, 1230, 1309, 1435, 1599, 1640, 1704 and 1894.

Potential and registered beneficiaries are invited to attend the Crown Offer and Mandating Hui as notified below for the purpose of considering:

1.  Summary of Crown offer of settlement
2.  Summary of PSGE option
3.  Summary of mandate process

Registered beneficiaries will be asked to vote on whether to accept or decline these proposals.

AGENDA / KAUPAPA

1..  To receive a presentation by the Te Maru o Rereahu Trust negotiators detailining the Crown Offer, Post Governance Settlement Entity and Mandating requirements.
2. To accept / decline the Crown offer of settlement pertaining to the historical treaty claims relating to the Maraeroa A & B blocks
3. To accept / decline the post governance settlement entity for receiving the settlement assets
4. To approve / decline the mandate for Te Maru o Rereahu Trust to complete the Deed of Settlement for final ratification by the registered beneficiaries

HUI

Saturday, 21 August 2010 11:00am - 3pm

Auckland University, Epsom Campus,
Tutahi Tonu marae, Gate 3, 74 Epsom Ave,
Epsom, Auckland

Sunday, 22 August 2010 11:00am - 3pm Tiroa House, 37-39 Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 6:00pm - 9pm Te Mahau marae, Prince of Wales Drive,
Waihi Pa, Tokaanu
Saturday, 28 August 2010 10:00am - 2pm Kokiri marae, 7-9 Barnes Street, Seaview,
Lower Hutt
Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:00am - 3pm Pa Harakeke, 138 Maraeroa Road, Pureora

REGISTRATIONS / VOTING

PLEASE NOTE:  Registrations received on the day of the hui will not be eligible for voting as they need to be processed and validated first.  Registration forms are available on our website and must be received at our office within 48 hours of the commencement of each hui.  Full details of the proposed settlement are posted on the site also and the newsletter with full details of the Crown offer is also posted to all registered beneficiaries over the next two weeks.

Any person, who whakapapa to one of the original owners named in the Maori Land Court records of 1886 and 1891 is identified as a beneficiary of the Maraeroa A & B Blocks.  For further information or to request Owners Lists and/or Registration forms, contact: 

Pania Reed, Administrator, Te Maru o Rereahu Trust, 23 King Street East, PO Box 376, Te Kuiti. 3910.  Freephone no. 0800 225 625 or email: pania.reed@maraeroa.co.nz