Accepting the settlement
Once the voting is complete, the WPSCT will let the Minister know the results. It’s unlikely that your claimant group would vote not to accept the settlement at this stage. If that is the result, the WPSCT will talk to you about what made the settlement unacceptable. They’ll continue to negotiate with the Crown on your behalf.
If your claimant group accepts the settlement package:
- the Minister will send a letter to the WPSCT acknowledging the result of the vote, and
- any other groups with overlapping claims will get a letter letting them know that your settlement has been accepted.
There will be a signing ceremony to celebrate the settlement. It’s generally held on one of the marae in your rohe, or at Parliament.
If it’s at:
- a marae, the WPSCT and the marae committee will invite people to attend the ceremony
- Parliament, there’s a limit to how many people can go. Your representatives will choose people to attend.