13 March 2017
Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!
Tahia te pō, tahia te tahua kia rua te kai.
Ko te Paepae-a-Ngāhuru e tū nei i te pae rangi, ko te Paepae Ngāhuru e tata mai nei kia heke ai te tuna ki te moana. Tēnei te pō, nau mai te ao!
He pānui tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Rangi kia mōhio ai tātau ka hainatia te Whakataunga Iti i waenga i a Ngāti Rangi me te Karauna
E te Iwi, tēnā tātau
Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle – Signing Ceremony
Over the last two years, Ngāti Rangi’s negotiation team have been progressing negotiations with the Crown towards an Agreement in Principle for the settlement of Ngāti Rangi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.
We are pleased to inform you that, the signing ceremony for the Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle will be held on Wednesday 15 March, 12.15pm in the Banquet Hall, the Beehive, Wellington.
An Agreement in Principle is a standard document in the Treaty negotiations process and will be signed by the Ngāti Rangi Trust and the Crown. This is a significant milestone in Ngāti Rangi’s journey to settlement; however, it is not the end of the journey. There is still more work to do in the months ahead to agree a Deed of Settlement with the Crown.
We sincerely apologise for the very short notice, but the final date and time for the Agreement in Principle signing had only been confirmed late this afternoon.
As some of you may be aware, the final reading of the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill will also occur on Wednesday 15 March, commencing at 9.00am at Parliament. We intend to celebrate this auspicious occasion with our awa whanaunga.
In preparation for both the Te Awa Tupua final reading and our AIP signing, we have arranged transportation from Raetihi and Ohakune and accommodation at Pipitea Marae, Wellington for Tuesday 14 March, for those who would like to attend.
Below is the programme and travel logistics. To book transport and accommodation, or to otherwise confirm your availability to attend the Agreement in Principle signing please contact the office on 0800 N RANGI or firstname.lastname@example.org. For those living in the wider Wellington area, please feel free to meet us at Pipitea Marae or at Parliament on Wednesday morning at 9.00am.
Kia ora mai,
Shar Amner Che Wilson
Chair Lead Negotiator
Ngāti Rangi Trust Ngāti Rangi
Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle – Signing Ceremony Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill.
TRAVEL LOGISTICS -Tuesday 14th March
11.30am Raetihi – Bus departs from outside Dempsey bus depot, Seddon Street
12.00pm Ohakune – Bus departs from Maungārongo Marae Burns Street Ohakune
4.00pm Arrive at Pipitea Marae, Thorndon, Wellington for whakaeke.
PROGRAMME – WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 2017
9.00am Whanganui Iwi arrive at Parliament and receive a greeting by the Parliamentary Kaiwhakarite, Kura Moeahu, on the Parliament Forecourt
9.50am Whanganui River Iwi are invited to proceed through security and up to the gallery and are seated ready for the beginning of our reading
10.20am Third reading speeches begin for the Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill
12.00pm Ngāti Rangi and whanaunga proceed to the Banquet Hall, the Beehive for the Ngāti Rangi Agreement in Principle signing.
12.15pm Agreement in Principle signing ceremony commences.
1.00pm Ngāti Rangi & Whanganui Iwi return to buses and proceed to Pipitea Marae for kai.
4.00pm Return home