What is the proposed evolved mandate for Ngapuhi?
BEFORE discussions can begin with the Crown, we need youto vote on whether or not you support the current mandate.
The mandate is to form the basis of new parties to enter negotiations for all of the historical claims of Ngāpuhi, whether registered or unregistered, relating to Crown actions and omissions that occurred prior to 21 September 1992.
Until the people of Ngāpuhi and its Hapū support a mandate to speak for Ngāpuhi, negotiations to address He Wakaputanga and the Crown’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi breaches cannot progress.
The Mandate looks at 6 key themes. These are outlined below:
Hapū rangatiratanga, as outlined by Waitangi Tribunal in its report in September 2015, will be respected within a hapū driven process.
Enables hapū through their Rohe Negotiation Bodies to lead negotiations with the Crown.
Provides for hapū through their Rohe Negotiation Bodies to address He Wakaputanga me te Tiriti o Waitangi in a way that they can control.
Provides for the independent funding of hapū and Rohe Negotiation Bodies to enhance autonomy and enable hapū to commence preparation for negotiations.
Provides for settlement redress – including financial/commercial redress - to go directly to Rohe (through the Rohe Post Settlement Governance Entities to be established).
Provides the ability for Ngāpuhi and its hapū to express their views on representation of Kuia/Kaumātua, Ngāpuhi ki waho i te Rohe, and Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi Ō Ngāpuhi to be represented on Mandated Ngāpuhi Authority, if at all.
Ngāpuhi Taura Here Advisory Board
Because our people live throughout the motu, a Ngāpuhi Taura Here Board will be established to represent the views of those who live outside of the Ngāpuhi rohe. Representation will be based on 3 representatives for every 10% of the Ngāpuhi population (with greater numbers for Te Waipounamu because of the geographical spread)Ngāpuhi taura here appointments to the Mandated Ngāpuhi Authority (MaNA) will be expected to provide all MaNA and Rohe Negotiation Board (RNB) monthly negotiation reports to Ngāpuhi ki waho i te rohe members and conduct biannual hui in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Te Tauihu, Ōtautahi, Murihiku, Poihākena, Piripane, Hau-ā-uru (Perth) and Poipiripi to update Ngāpuhi ki waho i te rohe members on progress of negotiations and consolidate the views of Ngāpuhi in each of those areas.
The full extent of the role of this Advisory Board is set out in the MaNA deed of trust. Whether or not this Board has the power of appointment to MaNA will be subject to the voting and Hapū endorsement processes. Here is a link to the Deed of Trust.
What will the proposed ‘parties’ look like?
The proposed model means that all hapu will be represented by rohe (regional) boards that can access claimant funding, set-up their own Post-settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to receive their hapu and rohe redress directly.
In this model there will be 6 rohe boards whose representatives will form MaNA, the Mandated Ngāpuhi Authority group.
Negotiators for the Ngāpuhi treaty claim will be appointed by the rohe boards, and MaNA.