Once the ratification process has been completed, the amended Deed of Agreement will be signed by hapu representatives and the Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Minister of Maori Development.
Legislation will then be required to implement the amended Deed. The Nga Rohe Moana o Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament in 2017 subject to an opening in the Government’s legislative programme.
Te Runanganui acknowledges the mana of its individual tribal members to make submissions to the Maori Affairs Select Committee on the Nga Rohe Moana o Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Bill. The submission process, including the closing date for submissions, will be determined and notified by the Maori Affairs Select Committee. You will be able to check the Select Committee’s programme and closing dates online (www. parliament.govt.nz) and further details will be notified by Te Runanganui once the information is available.