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Whakatōhea AIP ceremony - Hon Christopher Finlayson and Trust Chairman Graeme Riesterer - 18 August 2017

Whakatōhea AIP ceremony – Hon Christopher Finlayson and Trust Chairman Graeme Riesterer – 18 August 2017

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Hui-a-iwi

Saturday 14 October 2017, 10:00am
Ōpeke Marae, Ngāti Ira

Kaupapa:

1. Ōpekerau – Where to from here?
2. Whakatōhea Uri – What role can you play?
3. Toheārau – Update on Inquiry into Mandate

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Waiata Book

Kia ora whānau. A waiata book has been developed for the whanau travelling to Wellington for the signing of the AIP

A second Crown offer was received and presented to Whakatōhea iwi at Waiaua Marae on 5 August 2017

A second offer from the Crown was received and presented to Whakatohea at Waiaua Marae on 5 August 2017. The process from here is for the Whakatohea Pre Settlement Trust to sign the Agreement in Principle (AIP) with the Crown. The AIP is an agreement between Whakatōhea Pre Settlement Claims Trust that agrees in principle to the nature and scope of the deed of settlement and to work together in good faith to develop a deed of settlement based on the AIP. The AIP is non binding, without prejudice and eventuates in a Deed of Settlement that Whakatōhea iwi members get to ratify.

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Negotiations Update 2 July 2017: Initial Crown Offer to Whakatōhea

An initial Crown Settlement Offer was received by the Whakatōhea negotiators on behalf of the Whakatōhea Presettlement Claims Trust in early June. Negotiations with the Crown have been focused on achieving our aspirations of mana tangata, mana whenua and mana moana. Negotiations have also focused on the Crown acknowledging the Whakatōhea experience of raupatu and Crown engagement and the construction of a settlement package that realises the Whakatōhea Transformation Framework.

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Events/Hui

The Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust meet every Monday evening from 5pm. Nau mai haere mai, it is an open forum for all whānau to attend. Listen, learn and kōrero about the processes to move forward in the raupatu of Whakatōhea.

Roadshows

The Whakatōhea Pre Settlement Claims Trust have been travelling around the country to communicate progress on our settlement negotiations.  For whānau who have been unable to make it to the Roadshow Hui, you still have the opportunity to hear what has been going, as each roadshow was streamed live on Facebook

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