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									Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

                    Presents the
         Post Settlement Governance Entity




 Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui Trust




 Ratification Booklet
Chairperson’s Message .............................................................................................................. 3
Summary .................................................................................................................................... 4
  Recommendation................................................................................................................... 5
The Ratification Process ............................................................................................................. 5
  Overview ................................................................................................................................ 5
  Information Hui ...................................................................................................................... 6
  Ratification Outcome ............................................................................................................. 6
  Ratification Timeline .............................................................................................................. 6
  Schedule of Hui ...................................................................................................................... 7
How to cast your vote ................................................................................................................ 7
  The Returning Officer............................................................................................................. 7
  The Vote ................................................................................................................................. 7
  Voting Papers ......................................................................................................................... 8
  Postal Ballot ........................................................................................................................... 8
  Close of Voting ....................................................................................................................... 8
  Eligibility ................................................................................................................................. 8
  Special Votes .......................................................................................................................... 8
  Confidentiality ........................................................................................................................ 8
  Notification of result .............................................................................................................. 8
Post-settlement Governance ..................................................................................................... 9
  Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 9
     Background ........................................................................................................................ 9
     Consultation ....................................................................................................................... 9
     Description of the Structure ............................................................................................ 10
  Appendix 1 ........................................................................................................................... 10
     Extracts from the proposed Deed.................................................................................... 10
     Deed Definitions: ............................................................................................................. 12
     Major Transaction means: ............................................................................................... 12
     Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui means ............................................................................... 13
     Member ........................................................................................................................... 13
  Appendix 2 ........................................................................................................................... 13
     Ratification ....................................................................................................................... 13
     Governance Entity............................................................................................................ 13
  Appendix 3 – Rohe of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui ........................................................... 14
  Appendix 4 ........................................................................................................................... 15
     Contact and Information Details and Important dates ................................................... 15
     Ratification Dates ............................................................................................................. 15
  Appendix 5 – PSGE Diagram ................................................................................................ 16




                                             TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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                                Chairperson’s Message
                  Te Atiawa ō runga te rangi, te toki te tangatanga i te ra
                                         Tihei Mauri Ora!


Tēnā koutou Ngā Uri whakatupu ō Ngā Tupuna i Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui.
   Kia tae ki te wā ki te whaiwhakaaro Te Poari Hou hei mana whakahaere ā mua
                            ngā taonga I Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te Iwi
                                       Tēna koutou katoa!

The major role of the proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) is to give
commercial and cultural vision and guidance in relation to the settlement assets.

A huge amount of time by our Trustees, Trust Directors, and consultation with expert
professional commercial support has gone into developing the Post Settlement Governance
Entity (PSGE) and to bring it up to the stringent requirements of the Office of Treaty
Settlements (Crown) to now present it for support from our Te Atiawa ki Te Tau Ihu Trust,
Adult Registered Members.

       The PSGE Trustees will govern the commercial and cultural vision of the iwi
        settlement and fisheries assets

       The current 10 Charitable Trustees will be the Kaitiaki Trustees until the first round
        of elections when 6 trustees will retire and 4 Trustees will be elected and the total
        number reduces to 8. The remaining Charitable Trustees will be replaced in year 2

       PSGE Trustees will appoint a Human Resources Committee to appoint the CEO and
        Directors to run each of the commercial companies to manage and develop the
        commercial assets

Please give your support to the PSGE.

If you need further information about voting you can phone the Election Hotline 0508 666
336 or contact the Trust Office - 0800 Atiawa SI - 0800 284292 for registration information.

Harvey Ruru
Archdeacon Harvey Ruru QSM
Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust Chairperson




                                TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Summary
Te Ātiawa Manawhenua ki te Tau Ihu Trust was formed in 1993 as a charitable trust and became the
political and social voice for Te Ātiawa ki Te Tau Ihu (Northern South Island). On the 28th June 1996,
Te Ātiawa filed the iwi claim to the Waitangi Tribunal and was allocated Wai 607, as Te Ātiawa
previously was included in the Wai 102 (a collective of the 8 Te Tau Ihu iwi).

The Waitangi Tribunal hearings began August 2000 and finally finished 4th March 2004, however it
was not until the 22nd November 2008, the Waitangi Tribunal released its final report on the Treaty
claims for Te Tau Ihu.

In 2006 Te Ātiawa joined Ngäti Rarua, Ngäti Köata, Ngäti Tama and Whakatū Incorporation to form
the Large Natural Group – Tainui Taranaki ki Te Tonga (TTKT) and received the mandate from the
Harakeke to enter into direct negotiations with the Crown. For Te Ātiawa, to reach a quick
settlement, this was the only option for Te Ātiawa.

On 27 November 2007, TTKT signed the Terms of Negotiation, which set out the scope, objectives
and general procedures for negotiations at Whakatū Marae. Negotiations progressed to the point
where a formal Letter of Agreement was signed on 11th February 2009 at Parliament, recording
that TTKT and the Crown were, in principle, willing to enter into a Deed of Settlement on the basis
set out in that agreement.

Since that time, the Crown and the TTKT have been negotiating the details of the settlement offer.
On the 20th October 2010, the Crown suspended TTKT negotiations. Whakatu Incorporation had
commenced legal action against the Crown, breaching the Terms of Negotiations.

The Crown will not settle with a Charitable Trust and called for the development of a PSGE to
receive, manage and grow settlement assets on behalf of beneficiaries. A working party was formed
to assist Te Atiawa in formulating its views and this resulted in this PSGE Proposal.

By the 20th October 2010, Te Atiawa had almost completed all the necessary work to proceed to
ratification with the PSGE. The ratification process provides the opportunity for eligible voters (the
Members) to make a decision on whether or not to accept the proposed PSGE arrangements.

On the 18th December, Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trustees confirmed their desire to
continue with the Ratification process, as a lot of expense and time has been put into the PSGE, and
Trustees felt, now is an ideal time to make the change and begin the settlement process, with the
new entity.

Not only will this be the vehicle that will receive the settlement assets, but also the fishing and other
assets owned by Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust. Since 1993, the Trust has had a
considerable increase in the assets and a more robust and efficient entity is now needed to take Te
Atiawa into the future.




                                TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
Ratification Booklet- 4 –
The purpose of this booklet is to provide you with information about the process, the
proposed settlement package and governance entity arrangements so that you can make
an informed ratification decision.


Recommendation
Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trustees strongly recommend that Members vote to
accept the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) Proposal for the following reasons:


       The PSGE Proposal provides a robust governance model capable of meeting the
        needs and aspirations of iwi; and
       The PSGE is designed to be viable, sustainable and provides the best opportunities to
        secure the future economic independence of Te Atiawa


Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust urges you to take the opportunity to read the
information provided in this document. You will then be well informed to make decisions
that affect your future as a member of Te Atiawa.



Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust has adopted a strong approach to
communications with Members. This has led to Te Atiawa following the same approach
for ratification as for mandate and consultation.


The Ratification Process
Overview

The term “ratification” means securing formal consent or support from Members. The PSGE
Proposal details the legal entity proposed by the Te Atiawa to receive, manage and grow the
fisheries and settlement assets. Summaries of the Deed and PSGE Proposal are included in this
booklet. Please read and consider this information before casting your vote. A full copy of the PSGE
Proposal is available from the Te Atiawa website: www.teatiawatrust.co.nz or contact the Trust
office 0800 atiawa si - 0800 284292




                               TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Information Hui
Te Atiawa will be holding a series of information hui to give you the opportunity to raise questions
and discuss specific issues. These hui are intended to support you in making your decision. Formal
presentations will be given by Te Atiawa and there will be the opportunity to ask questions of a
panel. Because of the significance of this PSGE, Te Atiawa encourages you to attend at least one
information Hui. No resolutions will be sought, at the Hui and voting will be conducted in accordance
with the voting procedures set out below.

Ratification Outcome
It is very important that you all participate in the process by voting. If a sufficient majority of those
who participate in the ratification process vote in support the PSGE Proposal, it will then be signed,
and Te Atiawa will formally establish the PSGE.

If the PSGE Proposal is not supported, then Members will need to reassess their position. Should
the PSGE Proposal not be ratified, an alternative PSGE model will need to be developed.

Ratification Timeline

Date                             Key Event
5th January 2011                 Public Notice of Ratification Period and Information hui. (NZ Herald,
                                 Dominion Post, Taranaki Daily News, Marlborough Express, Nelson
                                 Mail and Christchurch Press)
11th January 2011                Ratification Booklet posted to Members
14th January 2011                Information Hui begins
27th January 2011                Mail out of Voting papers (PSGE – Elections of Trustee for the
                                 Charitable Trust) and Summary of Annual Report
27th January 2011                Voting period opens
  th
18 February 2011                 Public Notice of reminder of closing date for voting
  th
25 February 2011 5pm             Postal Voting period closes
  th
26 February 2011 1pm             Voting closes
  th
26 February 2011 2:30pm          Provisional election results
  th
11 March 2011 1pm                Validation of special votes and new members
  th
15 March 2011                    Ratification results received by Te Atiawa
18th March 2011                  Voting results released to the Crown
Members will be notified of results in the next edition of Te Ātiawa Newsletter and on the Te Ātiawa
website: www.teatiawatrust.co.nz

                                TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Schedule of Hui

      Place                    Venue              Day                   Date               Time
                                                                   th
     Nelson              Whakatu Marae           Saturday        8 January 2011           10:30am
   Waikawa               Waikawa Marae             Friday       14th January 2011         9:00am
   Wellington           TPK – Head Office          Friday       14th January 2011         3:30pm
  Christchurch            Sudima Hotel           Saturday       15th January 2011         9:00am
   Auckland             Oakwood Manor            Saturday       15th January 2011         4:00pm
 New Plymouth           NP Quality Hotel          Sunday        16th January 2011         11:30am
 Waikawa Marae              Waikawa                Friday       21st January 2011         9:00am
   Motueka                 Te Awhina               Friday       21st January 2011         3:00pm



This ratification process allows Members to vote on whether to accept the PSGE through a
single voting process. Te Atiawa strongly recommends that Members vote to accept the
PSGE Proposal.


How to cast your vote
The Returning Officer

To ensure the integrity of the ratification process, Te Atiawa has engaged Electionz.com ltd, to act as
an independent Returning Officer and their role includes:
     Cross-referencing voting papers with information held on Te Atiawa beneficiary register;
     Operating the Election Hotline service;
     Acting as Returning Officer to receive, and collate votes;
     Verification of Special Votes
Please note that Te Atiawa Trust will not be involved in the voting process once the voting period
commences. All inquiries should be made directly to the Returning Officer. Please call the Election
Hotline 0508 666 336.

The Vote
Members are being asked to vote on one resolution. The resolution is:
Resolution:                 That the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Mauï Post Settlement Governance
                            Entity as outlined be adopted.
Members are entitled, but not required, to vote for the resolution. Te Atiawa stresses the
importance of all Members participating, and urges you to vote for the resolution.




                                  TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Voting Papers
All eligible voters will be sent voting papers on the 27th January 2011. Votes can only be made using
the Standard Voting Papers or Special Voting Papers provided by the Returning Officer. If you lose or
damage your voting paper, please contact the Returning Officer - Election Hotline 0508 666336. If
you are not currently registered with Te Atiawa, contact Te Atiawa website
www.teatiawatrust.co.nz or contact the Trust office 0800 atiawa si - 0800 284292 for a registration
form to be sent to you.

Postal Ballot
Voting can be carried out by Postal Ballot. Completed Voting Papers must be posted directly to the
Returning Officer, using the freepost envelope provided.

Close of Voting
Postal Voting Papers must be received by the Returning Officer by close of voting.
             Postal Voting closes at: 5pm Friday 25th February 2011
             Voting at the AGM closes 1pm Saturday 26th February 2011
A publicly notified reminder of the close of voting will appear in relevant daily newspapers on 18th
February 2011.

Eligibility
To participate you must meet the following criteria:
      Be 18 years of age or over; and
      Be formally registered on Te Atiawa register
All registrations are verified by Te Atiawa Whakapapa Komiti. Beneficiaries who turn 18 years old
during the voting period will be eligible to vote. They must register and return with their voting
papers to the Returning Officer before the close of voting.

Special Votes
The provision of special votes has been made for people who are, either:
     waiting for their Registration to be verified by Te Atiawa; or
     have lodged an appeal against a decision by Te Atiawa not to verify their registration.
For this voting process registrations will be processed up to the 11th March 2011.

Confidentiality
Voting is by secret ballot. No one, apart from you, will know how you voted. Completed voting
papers go directly to the Returning Officer.

Notification of result
As soon as Te Atiawa has been notified of the confirmed vote count, we will advise you through the
next edition of Te Ātiawa Newsletter, and on the Te Ātiawa website.



                               TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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During the development of the Post settlement Governance Entity Proposal, Te Atiawa
undertook several consultation hui. The proposed post-settlement governance entity is
based on a new private trust.


Post-settlement Governance
Introduction

Before settlement assets can be transferred, a legal structure must be in place to receive them. That
structure is referred to as the post-settlement governance entity (PSGE). Through this ratification
process, members of Te Atiawa (ki Te Tau Ihu) are being asked to vote to approve this governance
structure.

Background
In order for Te Atiawa (ki Te Tau Ihu) to receive settlement assets from the Crown, Te Atiawa needed
to create a Post settlement Governance Entity which meets the Crown’s requirements as contained
in the Office of Treaty Settlements’ Twenty Questions. In practice, whilst a number of entity types
for a PSGE would comply with the sentiments in that document, the vast majority of iwi who have
settled have used a private trust. It should be noted that a private trust is distinct from a charitable
trust. The Crown will not settle Treaty assets on charitable entities. The relative simplicity of
private trusts means that this is the best option to pursue. We are unable to utilise our existing
structure, Te Ātiawa Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust.

Consultation
In October 2009, Te Atiawa held various Consultation Hui on the (PSGE) Proposal, Saturday 17,
Motueka and Waikawa, Sunday 18th Invercargill, Monday 19th Christchurch, Tuesday 20th Taranaki,
Wed 21st Waikanae and Porirua, Thursday 22nd Lower Hutt, Friday 23rd Hamilton, Saturday 24th -
2 hui in Auckland. All the information and suggestions from these hui, were collated and taken into
account when the PSGE was being debated and designed.

On the 24th July 2010, Te Atiawa Trustees held meeting at Motueka and Waikawa and on the 4th
September 2010 in Blenheim at all 3 hui the PSGE was debated. Finally on the 6th November at
Waikawa, the PSGE was discussed.




                                TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Description of the Structure
The PSGE proposal has been designed to include the following structures:
     a private trust (Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui) – it is envisaged that this entity will have Maori
       Authority taxation status;
     a custodian trustee company to hold assets on behalf of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui. The
       custodian trustee may receive the settlement assets directly from the Crown. The sole
       function of the company is to act as a custodian trustee pursuant to section 50 of the
       Trustee Act 1956 and to hold property, invest funds, dispose of benefits and otherwise
       generally act in accordance with resolutions of the Trustees of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui;.
     commercial development companies to hold and manage commercial redress assets; and
     a charitable trust to distribute benefits for charitable purposes for the community of Te
       Ātiawa members.
Preliminary work on a PSGE structure began in 2009, with discussions between the Trustees, Te
Atiawa Negotiators / Directors, Trust representatives and the Senior advisors to Te Atiawa
Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust.

Further consultation and discussions with Te Ātiawa resulted in the proposed PSGE Structure. Te
Atiawa has taken the best taxation and structural advice available to them. The assistance of iwi
members that are also lawyers or tax consultants has been instrumental in the development of the
PSGE structure. The PSGE aligns with governance best practice and is similar to the structures of
other iwi who have settled with the Crown.

A copy of the PSGE trust deed and Tūpuna booklet is available on the Te Atiawa website, or you can
request for a copy to be sent to you by phoning - 0800 Atiawa SI - 0800 284292


Appendix 1
Extracts from the proposed Deed

The Deed of Settlement will be subject to the establishment of a post-settlement governance entity
(PSGE) that is appropriately representative, accountable and transparent. The proposed PSGE must
be ratified by the Members registered with Te Atiawa. If ratified, the PSGE will be established to
receive and manage the settlement redress, the fisheries and iwi assets.

3.1     The Kaupapa of the Trust (or the Objects of the Trust) shall be to receive, hold, manage and
        administer the Trust Fund on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future Members
        irrespective of a Members place of residence…

4.12 (F) No Trustee may be appointed as an officer or employee of the Trust and no employee or
        officer shall be appointed as a Trustee nor shall a Trustees be appointed a Director of a




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          Subsidiary or Trust Entity including an Asset Holding Company for the purposes of the MF
          Act and as provided for in Schedule 4 to this Deed.

4.2       Except for the first Trustees, the Trust shall have eight (8) Trustees, all of whom must be
          resident in Te Tau Ihu for at least 6 months prior to nomination and an Adult Registered
          Member.

4.4       The Trustees may appoint up to two (2) Adult Members to act as Associates, whose role is to
          attend meetings of the Trustees, to assist the Trustees in their deliberations and to perform
          other such duties as the Trustees from time to time may decide.

4.28 c - The Custodian Trustee or Nominee must:

                          
                       Hold the part of the Trust Fund that is transferred to the Custodial Trustee
                       or Nominee by the Trustees (“the Custodial Trust Fund”).
                    Invest the Custodial Trust Fund and dispose of it in accordance with any
                       direction in writing by the Trustees.
                    Execute all documents and perform all acts that the Trustees in writing
                       direct.
4.29 The Trustees may, without needing to give any reasons, remove any Advisory Trustee or
Custodian Trustee or Nominee by Ordinary Resolution.

5.        REGISTER OF MEMBERS OF TE ĀTIAWA O TE WAKA-Ā-MAUI
5.2       The Trustees may enter in the Members' Register any Member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-
          Maui whose details are already held by the Trustees of the existing or former Mandated Iwi
          Organisation being the Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Charitable Trust where they
          meet the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui Deed requirements.

6.1 (A) Any resolution to:

                  (i)         ratify or change this Deed; or

                  (ii)        enter into a Major Transaction; or

                  (iii)  make changes concerning matters relating to the Māori Fisheries Act (MF
                         Act) or Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 Act
                         (MCACSA Act) as set out in paragraph 3.2 of Schedule 4 to this Deed:
must be approved by not less than 75% of the Adult Members of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui who
are entitled to vote and cast a valid vote.

6.1 (B)    In the case of a resolution not described in clause 6.1(a) a resolution shall be passed if
           more than 50% of the Adult Members of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui who are entitled to
           vote and cast a valid vote in favour of the resolution in accordance with the procedure
           determined and published by the Trustees and in the absence of the Trustees publishing
           the procedure by a show of hands at a General Meeting.


                                     TE ĀTIAWA NŌ RUNGA I TE RANGI
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Deed Definitions

Major Transaction means:
        (a)     The acquisition of, or an agreement to acquire, whether contingent or not, property
                by the Trust or a Trust Entity the value of which is more than 30% of the value of the
                Trust’s Assets ,or assets of the Trust Entity as the case may be, before the
                acquisition; or
        (b)     The disposition of, or an agreement to dispose of, whether contingent or not,
                property by the Trust or a Trust Entity the value of which is more than 30% of the
                value of the Trust’s Assets, or assets of the Trust Entity as the case may be, before
                disposition; or
        (c)     A transaction that has or is likely to have the effect of the Trust or Trust Entity
                acquiring rights or interests or incurring obligations or liabilities, including
                contingent liabilities, the value of which is more than 30% of the value of the Trust’s
                Assets, or assets of the Trust Entity as the case may be, before the transaction;
        (d)     The disposition by the Trust or any Trust Entity of, or an agreement to dispose of,
                the Income Shares or Settlement Quota, other than a short-term leasing of the
                Settlement Quota;
        but does not include:
        (e)     Entry into the Trust Deed and any shareholders’ agreement;
        (f)     Any transaction entered into by a receiver appointed pursuant to an instrument
                creating a charge over all or substantially all of the Trust’s Assets (whether the
                Assets are held by the Trust or any Trust Entity); or
        (g)     Any acquisition or disposition of property by the Trust or a Trust Entity from or to
                any Trust Entity; and
        regard must be had to all circumstances that the Trustee knows, or ought to know, affect, or
        may affect, the value of the contingent liability;
                (ii)     reliance may be placed on estimates of the contingent liability that are
                         reasonable in the circumstances; and
                (iii)    account may be taken of:
                         (aa)   the likelihood of the contingency occurring; and
                         (bb)   any claim that the Trust or Trust Entity is entitled to make and can
                                reasonably expect to be met to reduce or extinguish the contingent
                                liability.




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Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui means
the collective group composed of individuals who are descended from those persons:
         (a)     identified in Schedule 3 of this Deed as being the original Ngātiawa owners of the
                 Native Reserve Lands including Tenths Reserves, Occupation Reserves, Original
                 Native Title Blocks, Landless Native Reserves and Ngātiawa Crown Grants; and
         (b)     who exercised the customary rights predominantly in relation to the area of interest
                 of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui at any time after 6 February 1840; and
         (c)     includes those individuals

Member
           Adult Member means a Member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui who is 18 years and
            over.
           Adult Registered Member means an Adult Member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui
            Trust who is registered on the Members’ Register.
           Member means every individual who is referred to in the definition of Te Ātiawa O Te
            Waka-ā-Maui



Appendix 2
Ratification
The key part of the ratification process is a postal ballot in which all members of the iwi over the age
of 18 are eligible to vote. In addition members of the iwi must have a chance to review and ratify the
proposed governance entity for the settlement. The term “governance entity” simply refers to the
legal entity that will be used to hold and manage settlement assets, and exercise the forms of
cultural redress provided in the settlement package.

Ratification of the governance entity must occur before the Crown can introduce settlement
legislation and transfer the redress provided in the settlement to the claimant group. The ratification
process for a governance entity is similar to that used to ratify a Deed of Settlement.

Governance Entity
The term “governance entity” simply refers to the legal entity that will be used to hold and manage
settlement assets and exercise the forms of cultural redress provided in the settlement package. The
constitution of the governance entity is a matter for the claimant group to decide. The type of
structure may depend on, among other things, the size of the claimant group and the assets and
cultural redress they will be administering. It will also depend on the claimant group’s aims following
settlement.

The Crown has no wish to determine these aims or the type of governance entity chosen by a
claimant group. But the Crown does have obligations to all New Zealanders to ensure the settlement
assets are managed by and for those who will rightfully benefit from the settlement of their claims.



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Accordingly, prior to the transfer of the settlement package to the claimant group, the Crown will
assess whether the proposed governance entity has a structure that:
     adequately represents all members of the iwi;
     has transparent decision-making and dispute resolution procedures;
     is fully accountable to the whole iwi;
     ensures the beneficiaries of the settlement and the beneficiaries of the governance entity
        are identical when the settlement assets are transferred from the Crown to the claimant
        group; and
     has been ratified by the iwi community.
The Crown has developed a set of 20 Questions regarding governance entities, to ensure that all
members are fully informed about the proposed entity that they are being asked to approve. The
Crown also uses these to review the proposed entity against the broad criteria of accountability,
representativeness, and transparency.


Appendix 3 – Rohe of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui
The rohe of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Mauï – shaded green




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Appendix 4
Contact and Information Details and Important dates
You should receive by the 27th January 2011:
     The Ratification Booklet
     Voting Paper, and
     Freepost envelope addressed to the Returning Officer
If any of the above is missing, or if you need replacements or assistance, please contact the
Returning Officer on the Election Hotline.

If you have not received a Voting Paper and think you should have, please contact the
Returning Officer on the Election Hotline on Election Hotline 0508 666336

At the information hui, the following will be available or contact the Trust office or website
for copies:
     The Ratification Booklet
     Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui Trust Post Settlement Governance Entity Deed
     Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Maui Trust Tupuna Booklet

Te Atiawa Trust Contact Details

                Phone:         03 573 5170
                Fax:           03 573 5180
                Call Free:     0800 Atiawa SI - 0800 284292
                Email:         office@teatiawatrust.co.nz
                Website:       www.teatiawatrust.co.nz


Ratification Dates
The ratification voting period runs from 27th January 2011 to 25th February 2011 at 5.00pm.
Te Ātiawa is holding a series of information hui during this period (for more details on venue
and dates see table on pg 07).
       Voting will be Postal ballot.

       Voting at the Annual General Meeting – Te Äwhina Marae - Motueka – 26th February
        2011.

To participate you must be 18 years of age or over and be formally registered on Te Atiawa
register, or you can register at the Annual General Meeting.



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Appendix 5 – PSGE Diagram




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