Friday 1st July 2016 commencing at 10am at the Ngātiwai Trust Board office.
Clarification of “central theme” to be inquired into during urgent hearings
On 27 May 2016 the Waitangi Tribunal released its decision to refine the matters to be inquired into concerning the “central theme” that it addressed in its earlier decision of 2 May 2016. This decision came after receiving submissions from Claimants, Ngātiwai Trust Board (NTB) and the Crown. In reviewing submissions the Tribunal was specific around what they were going to focus on and what was outside the scope of upcoming hearings. While there were a number of other matters covered during the review, the key decisions are outlined below.
We will now await the Tribunal to establish a panel to hear the claims and for the date and duration of hearings to be set.
As the Board diverts it attention to preparing for and participating in hearings it has paused any decision making concerning the establishment of the supporting structures required for the Terms of Negotiations phase. These structures included the establishment of the Negotiations Team, Kaumatua Advisors, Hapū & Marae representatives, a Research Group and two additional Treaty Claims Committee Members. However, we want to continue to have discussions with you, our whanau, hapū / iwi around these structures, and will continue to have hui to enable these discussions.
The Waitangi Tribunal report further clarifying the “central theme” for the Ngātiwai Mandate inquiry is available for you to read on our website, www.ngatiwai.iwi.nz, which can be found on the “Resources” page under the section “Terms of Negotiation”.
As we progress through the hearings process the Board will ensure that we continue to communicate openly and update our members on this important matter.
Kia Ora Whanau,
The Ngaitwai Trust Board would like to advise that we will be hosting the next Hui-a-iwi wananga on the 1st and 2nd of July 2016. Please mark this date in your calendar, we hope you and your whanau can attend.
This wananga will also include updates and opportunity for whanau to discuss matters relating to Treaty Settlements.
The venue and a more detailed agenda will be released shortly, but if you could lock this date into your calendar now whanau, that would be great. Nga mihi.