Kia ora tatau,
The Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore & Seabed Amended Deed of Agreement Ratification hui which were scheduled to occur between late November and the first week of December have now been postponed until late January.
The purpose of the upcoming hui is for Ngati Porou hapu to decide on whether to accept:
• the proposed amendments to the Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore & Seabed Deed of Agreement; and
• the proposed governance arrangements through which hapu will exercise their rights and duties under the new Deed.
The times, dates and venues for each ratification hui, once confirmed will be notified in the main newspapers, the TRONPnui website and Facebook, and via our Taurahere networks. The notices will also indicate which hui are for which hapu groups, and the proposed resolutions to be put to each hui.
In 2008 the original Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Foreshore & Seabed Deed of Agreement was ratified and signed by 48 hapu and the Crown at Parliament. However, the repeal and replacement of the Foreshore & Seabed Act in 2011 has provided the basis for nga hapu and the Crown to negotiate a range of improvements to the Deed.
For more information go to www.ngatiporou.com/takutaimoana