Kia ora e te whānau, we’ve received the following update from our negotiating team on the Waitangi Tribunal process:

“We are still working with the Tribunal to formalise the arrangements for the upcoming vote including the material for the explanatory statement which will outline the context, the options and the relative merits of each approach. We have had to revise our timeframes around the voting process to allow for feedback from the claimants and the Waitangi Tribunal. The current plan is to open voting on 10 September and close on 5 October, with information hui to be held around the motu from 15-23 September. The timing may be affected by the outcomes from the inquiry into the WMTB which is due to be completed on 17 August, however we will update you if there are any changes.”