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TE PUNI KOKIRI OR TPK FIRST MANDATE DRAFT WAS FLAWED JUNE 2012. VERY COMPROMISING -2013

 
     
     

Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (Major Kemp) was a negotiator with the government in the 1800s and was coerced by Government agents and lawyers but now the social service org called the MTA or Muaupoko Tribal Authority want to be the sole negotiator and not allow direct claimants the right to be a part of the Wai negotiations. Te Puni Kokiri are no different, and below is a good example of how they are allowing one party only without meeting with the other party. The below draft is what was circulated to members of Muaupoko. It looks like the cluster group are part of the MTA and no mention that this group are not affiliated with the MTA. This is an atrocious document prepared by TPK. There are 2 stories not just one. What about us Kaumatua??

TPK have been giving some good positive steps to take regarding this mandate process and understand what some of us claimants are going through as at June 2013. In light of this the MTA who filed to get the Mandate for the Treaty settlements now has there own infighting to contend with due to one Steve Hirini CEO being taken off the registrar. With TPK the communication is excellent now which is a positive move to work forward. We need our concerned tribal members to come forward and write to us to make a better Iwi------- E hiahia ana ahau kia rongo i au whakaaro mo runga i tenei

READ THE 2012 FLAWED TE PUNI KOKIRI DRAFT:

 Draft Mandate Strategy
for the Muaupoko Tribal Authority Inc
June 2012
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 3
2. Background .......................................................................................................................... 3
Who is Muaūpoko? ...............................................................................................................................3
Who is the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA)? ..................................................................................... 3
3. Muaūpoko Treaty Settlement Claims ................................................................................. 4
Claimant Definition ................................................................................................................................ 4
Area of Interest ..................................................................................................................................... 5
4. Responsibility & Accountabilities of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority ............................ 5
Appointing, replacing and removing MTA Board members .................................................................. 5
Governance .......................................................................................................................................... 6
Reporting Back to Claimant Community ............................................................................................... 6
Claims Committee ................................................................................................................................. 6
Research Group .................................................................................................................................... 7
Advisors ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Kaunihera Kaumātua ............................................................................................................................ 8
Reporting to Funders ............................................................................................................................ 8
5. Negotiators ........................................................................................................................... 8
Lead Negotiator .................................................................................................................................... 8
Reporting Processes for the Negotiators .............................................................................................. 8
Decision Making Processes for the Negotiators ................................................................................... 8
Appointment and/or Replacement of Negotiators ................................................................................. 8
6. Overlapping Interests .......................................................................................................... 9
7. Confirming Mandate ............................................................................................................ 9
Work Completed to Date ....................................................................................................................... 9
8. Proposed Mandate Process .............................................................................................. 11
9. The Mandate Voting Process ............................................................................................ 12
Resolutions ......................................................................................................................................... 13
Postal Ballot and Electronic Voting ..................................................................................................... 13
Vote Submitted at Mandate Hui .......................................................................................................... 13
Special Votes ...................................................................................................................................... 13
Replacement papers ........................................................................................................................... 14
Voting Results ..................................................................................................................................... 14
10. Preparation for Mandate –Internal Issues and Overlapping Interests ......................... 14
Dispute Resolution .............................................................................................................................. 15
11. Research ............................................................................................................................ 15
Appendix A: Muaūpoko Wai Claimants .................................................................................. 16
Appendix B: Board members of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority ......................................... 18
Appendix C: MTA Incorporated Society Rules ...................................................................... 19
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Introduction
1.1. This document establishes a Mandate Strategy for the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority Incorporated
(“MTA”) to seek a durable mandate from the claimants and hapūof Muaūpoko to negotiate the
comprehensive settlement of all historical Treaty claims on behalf of the Muaūpoko iwi.
2. Background
Who is Muaūpoko?
2.1. Brief History: Muaūpoko is descended from the eponymous ancestor Tara whose name has
been given to many Aotearoa landmarks, most notably Te Whanganui ā-Tara (Wellington) and
the Muaūpoko land block in Waikanae. His people were known as Ngāi Tara, although more
recently they have taken the name of Muaūpoko, the people living at the head of the fish of Maui.
Today, the Muaūpoko Iwi is principally located in the Taitoko (Levin) area.
2.2. Traditional Rohe: The Muaūpoko traditional rohe is located in the Horowhenua/Kapiti
Coast/Wellington regions. In the early 19th century Ngāi Tara were a large Iwi occupying the area
bounded by the Tararua Ranges in the east and the Tasman Sea in the west, from Sinclair Head
in the south to the Rangitikei River in the North. Some hapūhad even settled in the Queen
Charlotte Sounds in the 17th century. The specific boundaries and area of interest will be further
defined as part of a comprehensive research exercise to be undertaken.
2.3. Population: The 2006 Census estimates the Muaūpoko iwi to include 2,499 members, and
Schedule 3 of the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 gives a notional population of 1901 for Muaūpoko.
The current number of individuals enrolled on the register is 3084. The actual population of the
Muaūpoko Iwi is undoubtedly larger than either of these figures and the MTA is confident it will
develop an effective communications strategy and registration process, and is currently working to
get all members of Muaūpoko enrolled on the Muaūpoko tribal register.
Who is the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA)?
2.4. The MTA is an incorporated society registered on 21 August 1997 under the Incorporated
Societies Act 1908. The MTA is governed by a board of elected representatives (“Board”) from
each of Muaūpoko’s seven hapū(two representatives each). Our kaunihera kaumātua (council of
elders) provides guidance and tikanga advice when necessary.
2.5. The MTA has provided a number of social services to its membership over the last decade. All
operational services now are handled by a Chief Executive Officer who reports directly to the MTA
Board. The key contracts currently being implemented are:
Kaitoko Whānau Programme;
Kaumātua Exercise Programme;
Whānau Integration, Innovation and Engagement Programme;
Whānau Ora Navigation Service;
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Te Ohu Auahi Mutunga; and
Te Hauoratanga o te Taiohi.
2.6. The MTA was audited in 2009 by the Central Region Technical Advisory Services Team of MidCentral
District Health Board (DHB). The outcome of the audit report was very satisfactory with
significant improvements in governance and financial management. A copy of the report is
available on request.
2.7. The MTA has a single subsidiary asset holding company which holds all of the fisheries assets.
The MTA is currently working toward Mandated Iwi Organisation status for fishery settlement
purposes.
2.8. The MTA owns its own office space accommodation on the main road in Levin. It is serviced by
six staff. Its turnover is approximately $500,000.00 per annum.
3. Muaūpoko Treaty Settlement Claims
3.1. The MTA is seeking full and final settlement of all Muaūpoko historical Treaty of Waitangi claims
through the Treaty settlement negotiation process. The claims of Muaūpoko include all claims
made at any time (whether or not the claims have been researched, registered and/or notified) by
any claimant or anyone representing them that:
are based on a claimant’s affiliation to Muaūpoko and/or one of the listed hapū(see
Claimant Definition);
are founded on rights arising from Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, or its
principles under legislation, at common law (including customary law and aboriginal title),
from a fiduciary duty, or otherwise;
arise from or relate to acts or omissions before 21 September 1992 by or on behalf of the
Crown or under legislation.
3.2. The above claims include the registered Wai Numbers as set out in the updated table of claimants
at Appendix A: Muaūpoko Wai Claimants (including two currently unregistered).
Claimant Definition
3.3. The technical legal claimant definition will continue to be developed in the course of the
negotiations. For the time being we believe that a hapūbased definition may be the best way to
identify all Muaūpoko as all claims can be tied back to hapūthrough whakapapa.
3.4. For the purposes of this Mandate Strategy, Muaūpoko and Muaūpoko claimants are defined as
anybody who holds whakapapa to one or more of the following hapū:
Ngāi Te Ao;
Ngārue;
Ngāti Hine;
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Ngāti Pāriri;
Ngāti Tamarangi;
Ngāti Whanokirangi; and
Punahau.
These hapūare descended from the tūpuna Tara.
Area of Interest
3.5. Today, the Muaūpoko iwi is principally located in Taitoko (Levin) and the Area of Interest is
primarily in the Horowhenua/Kāpiti region. There are a number of neighbouring iwi who overlap
the Muaūpoko Area of Interest. To the North is Rangitane ki Manawatū. To the East is Ngāti
Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne ki Wairarapa. To the South is Ngāti Raukawa ki Te
Tonga, Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa. To the North West is Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Kauwhata. It is
noted that a number of the Muaūpoko Wai claims include the traditional rohe (see Paragraph
2.2).
4. Responsibility & Accountabilities of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority
Appointing, replacing and removing MTA Board members
4.1. The appointment, replacement and removal of MTA Board members is set out in the MTA’s rules
(“Rules”). These are summarised as follows.
4.2. The MTA Board members (Appendix B: Board members of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority)
hold office for no longer than three years without facing re-election. Retiring Board members are
eligible for re-election.
4.3. Where a Board member’s position becomes vacant the alternate takes office for the remainder of
the term, otherwise the hapūconcerned is entitled to elect a replacement for the remainder of the
term. Each hapūis entitled to elect a minimum of one and a maximum of three representatives
(two Board members + one alternate). The Board must determine in consultation with the hapū:
a date for each hapūelection, which shall be a date at least two calendar months before
the relevant Board member’s tenure is due to expire; and
whether the hapūwill conduct the election themselves or with the support of the MTA.
4.4. The method of voting is outlined in the MTA’s rules (Appendix C: MTA Incorporated Society
Rules).
4.5. At least 30 working days before the date of the hapūelection, the Board gives a notice published
in all daily newspapers in the vicinity of the rohe of Muaūpoko and in any region of New Zealand
in which significant concentrations of members reside of:
the numbers of positions to be filled for the relevant hapūelection; and
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the date by which the nominations in writing are to be received by the Board or its
nominated representative at the Registered Office, such date to be no later than 10 working
days after the date of the notice given under section 17 of the MTA Incorporated Society
rules (Error! Reference source not found.).
Governance
4.6. The MTA Board will sign off on all important documents (such as Terms of Negotiation,
Agreement in Principle, and a draft Deed of Settlement). In regards to the Deed of Settlement,
the approval of the claimant community will ultimately be required through the formal ratification
process.
Reporting Back to Claimant Community
4.7. The MTA, as the mandated organisation, will have overall responsibility for reporting back to its
constituent claimant community to ensure its mandate is kept current. The MTA will report back to
the claimant community on the progress of the settlement process including updates and
information at key milestones such as:
achieving Crown recognition of mandate;
Terms of Negotiation;
Agreement in Principle;
Deed of Settlement;
PSGE structuring;
ratification of the settlement package and the PSGE (which will require hui around the motu
and an approved ratification and voting process); and
progression of research activity and timing of other opportunities for Muaūpoko to tell the
Muaūpoko story.
Claims Committee
4.8. Purpose: The MTA proposes to strengthen its “representative”structure by establishing a new
Claims Committee as an advisory body to the MTA board in respect of its Treaty settlement
programme. The Claims Committee membership will enhance the representation of interests
within its constituent claimant community in carrying the Muaūpoko Treaty interests forward.
4.9. Composition: The Claims Committee will be a subcommittee of the MTA sitting inside the MTA’s
structure. The MTA intends that the claims committee will include representation of:
MTA;
Hapū;
Kaunihera Kaumātua;
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Registered Waitangi Tribunal Claimants;
Lake Horowhenua Trust; and
Hokio A Trust.
4.10. The above groups have been selected as they are representative of a wide cross-section of the
Muaūpoko claimant community.
4.11. Appointments process: Appointments of representatives will be made in accordance with each
group’s established voting procedures. For hapūand Wai claimants, the MTA will run an open
and transparent appointments process.
4.12. Role and Function: The Claims Committee will be an advisory body to the MTA Board on all
Treaty settlement matters. It will also have a coordination role throughout the settlement process
organising and coordinating the various Treaty settlement work streams as required, which may
include recommendations to the MTA Board to establish and appoint other committees and roles
such as a research unit or a team of negotiators. In its advisory capacity the Committee will make
recommendations to the MTA Board for sign off at key decision points (Agreement in Principle,
Deed of Settlement, Ratification, PSGE etc).
4.13. The Claims Committee will also be a further link between negotiators and the Muaūpoko claimant
community by promoting an open and transparent process (subject to confidentiality at key points
for negotiation purposes). Further detail on the objectives and function of the Claims Committee
will be outlined before submitting a Deed of Mandate.
Research Group
4.14. The MTA will be supported by a focussed group of researchers (Research Group) headed by a
professional historian/researcher, selected by the MTA in consultation with the Crown who is
engaged to ensure a robust historical account can be established forming the basis of
negotiations and settlement.
4.15. The MTA envisages that members with in-depth knowledge of the history and whakapapa of
Muaūpoko and its hapūcould be invited or will apply for appointment to the Research Group.
4.16. The MTA is in discussions with CFRT to progress funding support for research.
Advisors
4.17. The MTA will utilise a number of advisors where appropriate and when required. The MTA will use
its best endeavours to utilise internal staffing resources and capacity within hapūgroups where
appropriate. Of course there will be an ongoing need for specialist advisors during the settlement
process.
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Kaunihera Kaumātua
4.18. The council of elders are recognised within the MTA’s constitution for endorsement of elected
representatives and provides ongoing advice to the MTA in relation to matters of tikanga and
whakapapa.
Reporting to Funders
4.19. Primary funding sources will be through Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) and CFRT. Muaūpoko
has as interest in Crown Forest Licensed Lands within its Area of Interest. The MTA has secured
a funding contract with CFRT for the mandate phase for the April 2011–April 2012 period.
5. Negotiators
5.1. A focussed team of around 3-–5 negotiators (Negotiators) will be appointed to work through the
detail of a Treaty settlement package with the nominated Crown negotiators during the negotiation
phase. The Negotiators will be given general direction and guidance by the MTA and will report
back throughout negotiations.
Lead Negotiator
5.2. The MTA is considering engaging the services of an experienced Treaty negotiator of reputable
note and credibility. The lead negotiator’s role will be to lead the team of negotiators through key
engagements with Ministers and Government officials. A second tier of negotiators may undertake
the work required at a more detailed level.
Reporting Processes for the Negotiators
5.3. The Negotiators are accountable to the MTA and will report to the MTA on a monthly basis, or
more frequently as required. Reports will be copied to the Claims Committee to enable it to
provide ongoing advice to the MTA Board.
Decision Making Processes for the Negotiators
5.4. The Negotiators will conduct negotiation discussions with the Crown but will not make decisions
without the agreement of the MTA.
Appointment and/or Replacement of Negotiators
5.5. The MTA will confirm, appoint, rotate and/or retire Negotiator(s) by way of resolution, in
consultation with the Muaūpoko claimant community. There will be a maximum of five negotiators
at any one time.
5.6. If a dispute arises in relation to the replacement, removal or appointment of Negotiator(s), the
following process will be adopted by the MTA:
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The MTA shall firstly attempt to resolve the matter 'kanohi ki te kanohi ' and in accordance
with the tikanga of the tribe;
If the approach in a) does not resolve the dispute, the MTA shall suggest the appointment
of a mediator to try and resolve the dispute.
5.7. If the approach in Paragraph 5.6 is unsuccessful then there shall be a vote of the MTA Board,
with the Chairperson having an additional casting vote, in the event of a tied vote.
5.8. If the approach in Paragraph 5.7 is unsuccessful, the MTA shall refer the matter to a tribal hui ā-
iwi, which will determine the outcome of the dispute. The hui shall be conducted in accordance
with the MTA’s constitution and a ruling by resolution at a hui ā-iwi will be final and binding on the
MTA.
6. Overlapping Interests
6.1. The MTA will take responsibility for engagement and interaction with neighbouring Iwi groups with
overlapping interests, primarily through the MTA Board Chairperson when appropriate and on
recommendations made by the Claims Committee where those relationships intersect with the
Muaūpoko Treaty settlement interests. The overlapping iwi we are aware of include the following:
Ngāti Apa ki Rangitikei;
Rangitāne ki Manawatū;
Ngāti Kauwhata;
Ngāti Raukawa;
Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai;
Ngāti Toa; and
Taranaki Whānui ki Pōneke.
7. Confirming Mandate
7.1. This mandating plan simply outlines a process to mandate the MTA by achieving Crown
recognition of the mandate for the purposes of Treaty settlement negotiations.
Work Completed to Date
7.2. The MTA has engaged in the following activities to date:
The MTA has maintained close communication with OTS officials since early 2008;
Two hui ā-iwi held (2008) in relation to MTA’s response to the Taranaki Whānui
(Wellington) Port Nicholson Settlement;
Early March 2009, two hui held with Wai claimants to discuss preferred pathway toward
settlement. Majority supported direct negotiations;
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Four hui ā-iwi held as “Pre-mandate/Information Hui”to discuss preference of pathway
toward settlement –direct negotiations, Waitangi Tribunal hearing or both (majority support
for direct negotiations);
28 March 2009, Kawiu Marae, Levin –aside from one family attendees gave positive
feedback on the MTA’s efforts and leadership;
4 April 2009, Māori Battalion Hall, Palmerston North –very strong support for direct
negotiations, support for collaborative claims committee;
25 April 2009, Te Aonui Papakainga, Dannevirke –research important, need to delve
deeper into Muaūpoko stories;
2 May 2009, Kohuturoa Marae, Levin –very positive feedback, important for Muaūpoko to
unite and not be divided;
19 May 2009, met with Hon. Chris Finlayson in Palmerston North to advance our progress;
24 August 2009, Hon. Chris Finlayson confirmed Muaūpoko’s status as a large natural
grouping (LNG). Minister as also confirmed MTA to commence the mandating process;
Two claimant hui held calling individuals holding Wai numbers together to discuss preferred
pathway forward;
22 May 2010, A facilitated hui ā-iwi to further discuss the MTA’s preferred pathway of direct
negotiations (independent Crown facilitator –Pahia Turia);
Meetings with the Hon Tariana Turia to discuss the MTA’s plans moving forward;
Meeting with MP Nathan Guy to update on MTA’s treaty progress and future plans;
A subsequent meeting with Ministers Turia and Finlayson in December 2010 confirmed
support to proceed to direct negotiations with the MTA upon reaching confirmed mandate;
Meetings have been planned as part of the MTA’s overlapping groups strategy with
neighbouring Iwi groups to discuss opportunities for future collaboration;
The MTA met with CFRT officials in relation to its Eligibility and Capability application for
status as an “Approved Client”, which was subsequently confirmed. Several subsequent
meetings were held in relation to a funding application with CFRT. This resulted in the
signing of a funding contract in April 2011;
The MTA has met on 9 March 2011 and 23 May 2011 with a clustered group of Wai
number claimants and their legal counsel;
Planning is underway to meet with other stakeholders (other Wai Numbers and
hapū/whānau); and
The MTA has made submissions and is preparing for further input into recommendations
for the Waitangi Tribunal’s Porirua ki ManawatūInquiry, in particular a process for research
that meets the needs of Muaūpoko for direct negotiations purposes.
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8. Proposed Mandate Process
8.1. In designing the Mandate Strategy, the MTA sought to provide a fair, robust and open process
whereby Muaūpoko could consider and vote on the mandate proposal.
8.2. There will be two sets of hui:
(a) Information hui to reconnect with the Muaūpoko claimant community; and
(b) Mandate hui whereby people will vote via an independently run election process for MTA to
be mandated to enter into negotiations.
8.3. Mandate hui: These will be held for voting in order to confirm the MTA’s mandate. All individuals
who whakapapa to a hapūof Muaūpoko aged over 18 are entitled to vote (The Mandate Voting
Process). This will allow Muaupoko members the opportunity to ask questions to make an
informed decision.
8.4. Number and Location of Hui: Muaūpoko live predominantly in the Horowhenua region.
Muaūpoko also have populations residing in the Manawatu, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Wellington
and Wairarapa regions and this has been taken into account in determining the number and
location of the formal mandate hui. These hui will be held at the following locations:
Levin x 1;
Palmerston North x 1;
Dannevirke x 1;
Masterton x 1; and
Wellington x 1.
8.5. Notification: The hui will be notified by placing pānui in the following places at least three weeks
before the date of the hui:
on the MTA website;
Kohuturoa and Kawiu Marae;
at hapūhui;
at the MTA offices;
in the following newspapers: Levin Chronicle, Kāpiti and Horowhenua Mail, The Dominion
Post and such other papers as are necessary;
on the Māori radio stations including Otaki: ReoFM; and
on the “Marae”programme on Television One and possibly other TV bulletin boards on the
Māori channel.
8.6. The pānui will clearly state that the purpose of the hui is for members of the Muaūpoko claimant
community to vote on providing a mandate to the MTA to progress Muaūpoko’s historical Treaty
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claims on behalf of the hapūand individual claimants within the Muaūpoko area towards full and
final settlement with the Crown.
8.7. Information provided at hui: Identical information, which is approved by the Crown, will be
provided at each hui and will cover the following matters:
Purpose of hui –the purpose is to spread information about the MTA’s intention to obtain
a Crown-recognised mandate;
Representation/Structure –the structure of the MTA, the Claims Committee and the
Negotiators is explained to participants. The way in which these groups will report to the
claimant community will also be explained;
Treaty Settlement Process –an overview of the Treaty settlement process to be
provided;
Claimant definition and claims –the claimants definition will be provided along with a list
of the claims to be settled;
A way forward –the MTA’s vision for settlement will be outlined including explanation of
the role of the mandated entity (i.e. MTA) through to the establishment of the postsettlement
governance entity which will receive and manage settlement assets; and
Registration and voting –the Registration and voting process will be explained so
Muaūpoko members are informed on how to participate in the process.
8.8. Information provided in voting pack: The information provided in the voting pack will be similar
to the information provided at the formal mandate hui (see paragraph 8.7).
8.9. Record of hui: Minutes and attendance registers will be taken at each hui. The attendance
register will ask attendees to list their hapū/Iwi and Marae affiliations.
8.10. Independent observers: Crown observers from Te Puni Kōkiri will be invited to attend.
8.11. Independent Returning Officer: All votes will be submitted to and counted by an Independent
Returning Officer.
9. The Mandate Voting Process
9.1. All eligible members of Muaūpoko (Claimant Definition),aged 18 years and over, are eligible to
vote. Each eligible voter will be required to vote on the resolution using their voting method of
choice.
9.2. Muaūpoko Iwi members can vote in four ways:
Postal voting using prepaid return envelopes;
Online voting using a unique identifier;
Voting by using ballot boxes at mandate hui; and
Via a Special vote (see paragraph 9.9).
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Resolutions
9.3. Muaūpoko members will be asked whether or not they accept the mandate proposal.
9.4. The resolution put to the vote will be:
That the MTA is mandated to represent Muaūpoko in Treaty settlement negotiations with the
Crown, regarding the comprehensive settlement of the Muaūpoko historical Treaty of Waitangi
claims.
Postal Ballot and Electronic Voting
9.5. Muaūpoko members enrolled on the Muaūpoko member database will be sent a mail-out and
email (if they provided an email address) containing mandate information, their voter identifier
number and/or a voting pack at the beginning of the voting period. Each voting pack will contain a
freepost envelope through which the voter can submit their vote. Voters will also be able to vote
through the other methods, with details given on the voting form. Each voting pack will contain
information similar to what will be presented at the formal mandate hui as in Paragraph 8.7.
Vote Submitted at Mandate Hui
9.6. If Muaūpoko members have not already submitted a vote through the other voting methods,
eligible voters will be able to submit their votes at the mandate information hui by casting their
voting paper in the provided ballot box. At each mandate hui a secure ballot box will be provided
for this purpose. Muaūpoko members will also be able to place a special vote at the hui.
Special Votes
9.7. Where someone has not registered before the start of the voting period and they contact the
Independent Returning Officer to say that they want to vote in the mandate process they will be
sent a voting pack and a registration form. Alternatively, an allocated person under the
supervision of the Independent Returning Officer can provide these at the mandate hui. The
voting papers must be marked with a provisional number for the applicant for registration and this
will be their voting identification number. These numbers should be easily distinguishable from the
voting identification numbers for registered voters and a register of all special voters needs to be
prepared.
9.8. The applicant must send their registration form together with the voting form or vote as provided
at the mandate hui. Special votes will not be counted unless a registration form (or whakapapa
verification form for those not wanting to register) and special voting form has been received on or
before the last day for receipt of voting papers. Special votes will be subject to verification that the
voter fits within the criteria for eligibility as in Paragraph 9.1. Verification will be carried out in
accordance with the relevant provisions of the MTA’s rules (Appendix C: MTA Incorporated
Society Rules).
9.9. Voters must complete a special voting form if they:
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register on the Muaūpoko member database during the voting period but before the closing
date of voting;
wish to vote but do not want to register with the MTA;
did not receive their voting pack in the mail; and
do not have their voting paper they received in the mail but want to cast their vote at the
mandate hui.
9.10. Each special vote will use a unique voting identifier that will reference the special registration of
the individual according to age or late registration. Each special vote voting form will have the
required Muaūpoko registration form, fully completed and attached, if not already previously
registered. An independent returning officer will be present at each formal mandate hui to accept
special votes and give instructions to Muaūpoko members who wish to vote this way.
Replacement papers
9.11. If any requests are received for replacement voting papers, the Independent Returning Officer will
send out a new voting paper and record that they have done so on the voting register.
Alternatively, an allocated person under the supervision of the Independent Returning Officer can
provide replacement voting papers at the formal mandate hui. Ideally, the Independent Returning
Officer, the allocated person or the voter should write on the original paper that it is no longer valid
as a replacement has been issued. In any event, the replacement voting paper should be marked
“replacement”just in case anyone tries to send in both papers, in which case the Independent
Returning Officer will know to only count the replacement.
Voting Results
9.12. The results will be announced via major newspapers as in Paragraph 8.5, relevant local media,
and online.
10. Preparation for Mandate –Internal Issues and Overlapping Interests
Cross-claims
10.1. The MTA will continue to ensure all registered Wai claimants are kept up to date and informed
throughout the Treaty settlement process where appropriate (Appendix A: Muaūpoko Wai
Claimants).
10.2. The MTA is also committed to developing and implementing a “tell your stories”approach to
progressing the Muaūpoko Treaty claims to address the key issues being expressed amongst
Muaūpoko claimants, in particular the need to:
ensure the Muaūpoko story is told by Muaūpoko; and
start the healing process for Muaūpoko.
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10.3. The MTA’s intention is to invite all claimants to support and be part of the direct Treaty settlement
negotiations process.
Overlapping claims
10.4. Once a mandate is received the MTA will be in a position to hold formal meetings with overlapping
groups (see Board members of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (see Overlapping Interests), to
work through issues if and as they arise. A number of other non-Treaty settlement related projects
also provide a template for collaboration, such as Whānau Ora and the coming together of a
combined Iwi advisory group for Regional Council consultation purposes. Once mandate is
achieved the MTA will continue to develop and foster relationships that will benefit Muaūpoko and
its Treaty settlement aspirations.
Dispute Resolution
10.5. If a genuine dispute arises between Iwi members and the MTA, the parties shall endeavour to
resolve the dispute in good-faith between them. If the parties are unable to resolve the matter by
negotiation the MTA’s dispute resolution process shall apply as set out in its Rules (Appendix C:
MTA Incorporated Society Rules).
11. Research
11.1. A comprehensive historical research exercise will be undertaken to create an historical account to
form the basis of a settlement with the Crown. The comprehensive research project will be
commissioned after the Deed of Mandate.
11.2. A brief literature review/research project was commissioned early in 2008, which was undertaken
by Buddy Mikaere in preparation for the MTA’s response to the Port Nicholson Agreement in
Principle.
11.3. CFRT undertook a research scoping exercises for the Tribunal and produced the “Hearn Report”
1
,
which identified available research resources and areas requiring further research.
11.4. Muaūpoko currently has large volumes of research available on its claims although some gaps do
exist relating to Muaūpoko’s association within its tribal areas, its interaction with the Crown and
the affects of Crown acts, omissions and policies during this period.
1
Hearn, T.J. Crown Forestry Rental Trust. (2010, May 03). The Waitangi Tribunal Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry
district: A technical research scoping report (Document Number: 6.2.002.). Wai 2200.
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Appendix A: Muaūpoko Wai Claimants
Wai2 Named claimant(s) On behalf of:
52 Tamihana Tukapua (now deceased), Jean Budd, Katie Lynch, Danny Hancock, Millar Waho
(now deceased) Matthew Matamua, Marokopa WiremuMatakatea, James Broughton (now deceased) Beau
Wiremu-Matakatea, Trevor Wilson, Kay Pene, George Tukapua, James Tukapua (now deceased), Teresa Moses (now deceased), Timothy Tukapua Whole of Muapoko.

NOW THE FLAW OF THIS DRAFT. IT SHOULD READ THESE CLAIMANTS BEOW OR MOST DO NOT SUPPORT THE MTA MANDATE & TPK DO NOT MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT OPPOSITION TO THIS DAFT BY CLAIMANTS. THIS IS NOT RIGHT. WHY HAVE TPK NOT MET WITH THE CLAIMANTS?.


108 Tama-i-uia Ruru Himself and Muaūpoko
237 William Taueki and Ron Taueki Muaūpoko ki Horowhenua by the descendants of Taueki and the Ngāti Tamarangi hapū
493 Tom Waho Descendants of the original 81 owners (Hokio)
623 John Hanita Paki, Ada Tatana, Perry Warren and Mario Hori Te Pa Themselves and all the descendants of the Muaūpoko Tribe
624 John Hanita Paki, Ada Tatana, Mario Hori Te Pa, Brian
Rose, Peter Huria, Perry Warren, Hinemoa Wright, Alfred
MacDonald and Lauren Menel (Trustees of the Kemp
Hunia Trust) Muaūpoko (Iwi) and Ngāti Ao, Pariri, Ngarue and Whano ki Rangi (hapū)
770 Edward Francis karaitiana and the Karaitiana Te Korou Whanau Ngai Tara of Muaūpoko
1490 Mario Hori Te Pa, Tanua Helen Rose and Maria Rakapa Tukapua- Lomax Descendants of Whanokirangi
1491 Eugene Henare Muaūpoko and the beneficial owners of Hokio A
1621 Mark Stevens Muaūpoko ki Horowhenua and the Lake Horowhenua trust
1622 Mervyn Taueki-Ransom Themselves and the whole of Muaupoko
1629 Vivienne Taueki Herself, and the descendants of Taueki, and of Muaūpoko ki Horowhenua
1631 Charles Rudd On behalf of himself and the beneficial owners of the lake, stream and beach
2045 Kahumaori Kay Pene Muaūpoko
2046 John Kenrick, Roimata Kenrick and Jillian Munroe Ngāti Mihiroa, Ngāti Ngarengare and Muaūpoko
2048 Te Rautangata Kenrick Her children and her mokopuna who are of Muaūpoko descent and Tamarangi hapū
2050 Mariana Williams Te Kapa Trust, the tūpuna Ihaia Taueki and
2
Wai numbers may be added throughout negotiations and prior to finalisation of this document.
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all the hapūof the Iwi Muaūpoko
2051 Whetu Kenrick Her whānau and her deceased brother Derek Kenrick
2052 James Kenrick Muaūpoko
2053 Mona Kupa and Hera Ferris Muaūpoko
2054 Bella Moore Herself and on behalf of the hapūof
Muaūpoko
2056 Henry Williams Muaūpoko
2093 Jean Brownie Muaūpoko
2139 Dennis Greenland Muaūpoko and the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority
2140 Hinga Gardiner Wahine Māori of Muaūpoko
2173 Carol Murray Muaūpoko
2175 Francis Brown Muaūpoko
2284 Hapeta Taueki The Muaūpoko Tribe
2306 PhillipTaueki Himself and Muaūpoko
2326 Peggy Gamble (nee) Heremaia Herself, Loretta Mere and Muaūpoko
MIR/
5912
Adelaide Waititi Claim currently unregistered (Waitangi Tribunal awaiting further information before it can be registered)
MIR/
6031
Alexander Taueki Claim currently unregistered (WaitangiTribunal awaiting further information before itcan be registered)
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Appendix B: Board members of the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority
HapūName
Ngāti Hine Brenton Tukapua
Peter Tuatara
Punahau Marokopa Wiremu Matakatea
Robert Warrington
Ngāi Te Ao Sillena McGregor
Frances Matehaere
Perry Warren
Ngarue Milly Paea
Pariri Rautahi
Kerehi Wi Warena
Ngāti Pariri Ana Montgomery-Neutze
Viona Hurinui
Pristine Burke
Tamarangi John Kenrick
Ngāti Whanokirangi Nina Hori Te Pa-Wana
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Appendix C: MTA Incorporated Society Rules

 

The Rules
of
Muaupoko Tribal Authority
Incorporated
~o June 2011
THE RULES OF
MUAUPOKO TRIBAL AUTHORITY INCORPORATED
1. Name
1.1. The name of the organisation is Muaupoko Tribal Authority Incorporated, a society
incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
2. Interpretation and definition
2.1. Interpretation
In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, any teference to:
(a) a gender includes each other genders;
(b) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
(c) any legislation includes a modification and re-enactment of, legislation enacted in
substitution for, and a regulation, order-in-council and other instrument from time to time
issued or made under, that legislation; and
(d) headings are a matter of convenience and do not affect the construction or interpretation
of these Rules.
2.2. Definitions
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ACE means Annual Catch Entitlement as defined in the Fisheries Act 1996;
Adult Member means a Member who is 18 years of age or older;
Adult Registered Member means an Adult Member who is registered on the Authority's
Register;
Act means the Maori Fisheries Act 2004;
Alternate means the position referred to, and a person elected in accordance with, Rule 19;
Aquaculture Agreement has the meaning given to it in section 186ZD of the Fisheries Act
1996;
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Aquaculture Settlements Assets has the same meaning as thE¥ term 'Settlement Assets'
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the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004;
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Asset Holding Company means a company established by the Authority in accordance with
Rule 5.2, which meets the requirements for a company defined in the Act as an asset-holding
company and includes any subsidiary of the asset-holding company;
Authorised Person means a Board member authorised in writing by the Board to perform a
specific task;
Authority means Muaupoko Tribal Authority Incorporated;
Board means the Board of the Authority as constituted in accordance with Rule 17;
Board Member(s) means the persons elected from time to time to the Board in accordance
with Rule 17 to represent their respective HapO and Muaupoko generally;
Board Meetings means those meetings of the Board referred to in Rule 25;
Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Board appointed in accordance with Rule 26;
Charitable Purpose means every purpose within New Zealand which in accordance with the
laws of New Zealand for the time being is charitable, whether such purposes involves the
relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, or any other object or purpose that
is charitable as defined in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007;
Charities Commission means that body created by section 8 of the Charities Act 2005;
Confidential Information includes commercially sensitive information;
Corporate Entity includes the Asset Holding Company and the Fishing Enterprise and any
Subsidiary of it, and any other company or trust wholly owned or controlled directly or
indirectly by the Authority;
Financial Year means the period of twelve consecutive months ending on 31 March;
Fisheries Annual Plan means an annual plan agreed between the Board and the Asset
Holding Company in accordance with Rule 22.4;
Fishing Enterprise means a fishing operation established by the Authority Incorporated
under Rule 5.4 to utilise ACE from its Settlement Quota;
General Meeting means any Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting;
Hapu means the following individual Hapo:
(a) Ngai Te Ao;
(b) Ngarue;
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(c) Ngati Hine;
(d) Ngati Pariri;
(e) Ngati Tamarangi;
(f) Ngati Whanokirangi; or
(g) Punahau.
Hapu Election means the election process set out at Rules 17 to 20 for the nomination,
election and appointment of a HapO representative as a Board Member on the Board;
Income Share has the meaning given to it in the Act;
lwi means Muaupoko;
lwi Aquaculture Organisation has the meaning given to it in the Maori Commercial
Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004;
lwi Fisheries Assets means the Settlement Quota and Income Shares received by the
Authority under the Act;
Kaimahi means people employed by the Authority and who are responsible for daily activities
of the Authority;
Mandated lwi Organisation has the meaning given to it in the Act;
Member means every individual who whakapapa to a HapQ of Muaupoko and every individual
who is a Whangai;
Muaupoko means the lwi comprising individuals, whanau and HapO who whakapapa to
Muaupoko;
Ordinary Resolution means a resolution put at a Board Meeting which has been approvedby the majority of Board Members at a Board Meeting;
Private Notice means a notice:
(a) sent by any means that is private to the recipient; and
(b) complies with Kaupapa 4 of Schedule 7 of the Act.Public Notice means a notice:
(a) published in a newspaper generally circulating in the relevant area or areas;
(b) may also be published by panui or electronic media, including radio and television; and
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(c) complies with Kaupapa 4 of Schedule 7, if applicable, of the Act;Quota means quota shares within the meaning of the Fisheries Act 1996;
Register means the register of Registered Members held and maintained by the Board in accordance with Rule 8 and which may also record the details of Non-registered Members where possible; Registered Member means a Member who is registered on the Register;
Registration Form means the form developed by the Board from time to time to be used by persons wishing to register for membership with the Authority; Rules means the rules of the Authority set out in this document and any alteration,
amendment or deletion of these rules; Settlement Quota means the quota shares within the meaning of the Act that are allocated
and transferred to an Asset Holding Company on behalf of Muaupoko by Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited;
Special Resolution means a resolution at a General Meeting that has been approved by not less than 75% of Adult Members voting by ballot in accordance with Rule 16.1(b); Strategic Governance means providing corporate governance over Corporate Entities and
setting the strategic direction in a manner that complies with the Act; Subsidiary means any Subsidiary (as defined by section 5 of the Companies Act 1993) of a Corporate Entity and includes any person or persons (other than a Subsidiary as so defined)
that is controlled by a corporate Entity and includes a separate enterprise that is responsible to the Mandated lwi Organisation, as that term is used in section 32(3) of the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004;
Tikanga means in relation to a HapO, its customary values and practices; Voting Paper means a voting paper in a form approved by the Board from time to time and which shall record the membership number of the Adult Registered Member, or in the case of
an Adult Member who is not an Adult Registered Member, may provide for information
concerning that Member's whakapapa and/or HapO affiliation; Whakapapa Committee means each committee appointed under Rule 10;
Whangai means a person who does not whakapapa to a Muaupoko Hapa but who is recognised by a Hapo as a person adopted by a Member affiliated to that Hapo in accordance with the Tikanga of that HapQ;mWorking Day means the days Monday through Friday exclusive of any public holiday andexcluding 24 December to 2 January (inclusive};
3. Registered Office
3.1. The Registered Office of the Authority is situated at 306 Oxford Street, Levin or such other place in New Zealand as the Board shall from time to time determine.
4. Objects
4.1. The Authority is a charitable society for the benefit of all Members and HapO and all funds must be applied and used exclusively by the Board for the Charitable Purposes for the benefit of all Members irrespective of where those Members reside within New Zealand and of the
Members and shall without limitation include:
(a) education;
(b) relief of poverty;
(c) cultural matters; and
Any other purposes that benefit the community of the Members and HapO as the Board from time to time decide in their absolute discretion.
4.2. In giving effect to the Charitable Purposes of the society, the Authority may act to:
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(a} give recognition to the Tiriti 0 Waitangi;
(b} promote and support the Tina Rangatiratanga of Muaupoko and the HapO where appropriate;
(c) seek out, strengthen, and retain the traditional, cultural and spiritual values of the whanau, HapO and lwi of Muaupoko;
(d) enhance and enrich the quality of life of the whanau, HapO and lwi of Muaupoko;
(e) develop the social, educational, cultural and welfare needs of the whanau, HapiJ and lwi
of Muaupoko;
(f) organise, encourage and provide employment, educational, recreational, training, health, housing, welfare, cultural and develop opportunities, including the arts both contemporary and traditional within the rohe of Muaupoko;
(g) provide support and assistance to individuals, groups and organisations working for the benefit of the whanau, Hapo and lwi within the rohe of Muaupoko;
(h) carry on other objectives which are relevant to the Authority's needs that will comprehensively enable the Authority to function beneficially for the whanau, HapO and
lwi of Muaupoko;
(i) provide research and setting up a database of all information regarding Muaupoko resources including nga roto, awa, moana, ngahere, whenua and tangata;
U) act ultimately for the benefit of all Muaupoko as the Mandated lwi Organisation for fisheries settlement purposes irrespective of where they reside; and
{k) acting ultimately for the benefit of all Muaupoko as an lwi Aquaculture Organisation for aquaculture settlement purposes irrespective of where they reside.
5. Powers
5.1. The Authority will have the powers of a natural person to do all things necessary or desirable for the attainment of any one or more of its objects. Without limiting the generality of the above powers, the Authority shall have the power to:
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(a) do any act or thing or procure the doing of any act or thing or enter into any obligation whatsoever;
(b) exercise unrestricted powers to borrow and raise money;
(c) give mortgages and other securities including guarantees and indemnities and agree the release, modification or variation of any rights, privileges or liabilities associated with those securities;
(d) invest the Authority's funds that are not immediately required for its purposes in any type of investment that the Board considers is an appropriate investment;
(e) sell or dispose of assets of the Authority;
(f) borrow or obtain credit;
(g) purchase, lease sell or otherwise improve or dispose of land or interest in land on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Authority determine, provided that the power to dispose of Maori land will be subject to the provisions of Te Ture Whenua (Maori Land) Act 1993 or any subsequent legislation in force at the time of dealing;
(h) enter into management agreements and other contracts with any other person or entity for the purposes of promoting the objects of the Authority;
(i) carry out and pay for repairs and improvements of Authority assets and generally manage those assets;
U) employ and dismiss persons;
(k) engage independent contractors for any purpose connected with the attainment of the Authority's objectives;
(I) commence, defend or settle any legal proceedings or arbitrations;
(m) incorporate or form (whether by themselves or with others) a company or partnership or joint venture to carry on the business or venture;
(n) to hold shares or equity in that company or partnership or joint venture;
(o) protect and safeguard to the best of their ability Maori urupa, wahi, tapu and all historic or sacred sites in or upon land vested in the Members;
(p) act for the benefit of Maori other than the Members, or the community generally, provided that the Authority unanimously resolves to do so;
(q) act on behalf of Muaupoko in relation to aquaculture claims and settlement assets under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004, in respect of which the Authority must act for the benefit of all Members of the lwi, irrespective of where those Members reside, including directly receiving and holding, on behalf of Muaupoko settlement assets allocated to Muaupoko by Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited in accordance with the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004; and
(r) enter into agreements with other lwi Aquaculture Organisations in relation to the
allocation of Aquaculture Settlement Assets.
5.2. Without limiting Rule 5.1, the Authority:
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(a) will have the power to establish an Asset Holding Company; and
(b) must establish the Asset Holding Company to:
(i) receive the lwi Fisheries Assets;
(ii) provide any financial return on the use of the lwi Fisheries Assets to the Authority; and
(iii) comply with and perform the functions required of it by sections 16 & 17 of the Act.
(c) Consider and determine the appropriate policies and processes for the distribution of proceeds from any financial return received by the Authority from the Asset Holding Company to HapO provided that such policies and procedures shall be compliant with the
applicable rules and regulations concerning the use of income derived from the use of lwi
Fisheries Assets.
(d) distribute funds to Hapu in accordance with policies and procedures determined by the Board pursuant to the preceding Rule.
5.3. The Asset Holding Company referred to in Rule 5.2:
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(a) must be and remain owned and controlled by the Authority;
(b) must not permit more than 40% of its Directors to be Board members;
(c) must have constitutional documents that have been approved by a simple majority of the Board members as complying with the requirements of the Act;
(d) must have constitutional documents that have been ratified by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than 75% of the Board members, whether or not present at the meeting at which that resolution is proposed;
(e) must receive and hold, on behalf of the Authority, for so long as they are to be retained,
all Settlement Quota and Income Shares allocated by Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited to, or otherwise acquired by, Muaupoko under the Act;
(f) must provide dividends solely to the Authority;
(g) must not undertake fishing or hold a fishing permit;
(h) must not enter into any transactions relating to or affecting the Income Shares it holds unless the Authority has complied with its obligations under these Rules and sections 69 to 72 of the Act;
(i) must not enter into any transactions relating to or affecting the Settlement Quota it holds unless the Trust has complied with its obligations under these Rules and sections 161 to 176 of the Act;
0) in its function of receiving and holding Settlement Quota and Income Shares is bound by
all the requirements specified for Mandated lwi Organisations in relation to those matters in the Act;
(k) may establish one (1) or more Subsidiaries to be its Subsidiary Asset Holding Companies;
(I) may transfer to any such Subsidiary Asset Holding Company some or all of the assets received under Rule 5.3(e); and
(m) any Subsidiary established under the proceeding Rules:
(i) must be and remain wholly owned by the Asset Holding Company that established it;
(ii) must not have more than 40% of its Directors who are also members of the Board elected in accordance with these Rules;
(iii) may receive and hold some or all of the lwi Fisheries Assets on behalf of the Asset Holding Company pursuant to the Act;
(iv)must provide dividends solely (but indirectly) to the Authority;
(v) must not enter into any transactions relating to or affecting the Income Shares it holds unless the Authority has complied with its obligation under section 69 to 72 of the Act;
(vi)ln its functions of receiving and holding Settlement Quota and Income Shares is bound by all the requirements specified for Mandated lwi Organisations in relation to those matters in the Act; and
(vii) must not undertake fishing or hold a fishing permit, but the Asset Holding Company may undertake any other activity or hold any other assets.
5.4. If the Authority wishes to establish its own fishing operation, utilising ACE from its Settlement Quota, to harvest, process or market fish, or to be involved in a joint venture for those purposes, it must establish a Fishing Enterprise which is separate from, but responsible to, the Authority to undertake those operations. An enterprise set up to undertake such operations must be a separate entity from the Asset Holding Company to which any Settlement Quota or Income Shares of the lwi have been transferred.
Requirements of Constitution
5.5. The constitution of every Asset Holding Company or Fishing Enterprise or a Subsidiary of any of them must require that company to:
(a) hold its assets and all accretions to those assets whether of a capital or revenue natureon trust for the benefit of the Charitable Purposes of the Authority, such purposes to bepromoted by payment of dividends or other revenue or capital distributions directly orindirectly to the Authority;
(b) present an annual plan and statement of corporate intent to the Authority;
(c) report annually to the Authority;
(d) have its accounts audited;
and may provide for the Authority to appoint up two (2) Board members as Directors of thatAsset Holding Company or Fishing Enterprise, as the case may be, provided however that at
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no time may the Board members comprise more than 40% of the total number of Directors ofthat Company or Fishing Enterprise.
Criteria for Appointment of Office Holders
5,6. In considering whether to appoint any person as a Director of any Asset Holding Company orFishing Enterprise or any other Subsidiary, the Board shall, in addition to the matters set outin the constitution of the Asset Holding Company or Fishing Enterprise or other Subsidiary,
determine the appointments so that the Board concerned contains an appropriatecombination of the following attributes:
(a) Members;
(b) Proven business experience in one (1) of the fields of:
(i) finance;
(ii) commerce;
(iii) operational management;
(iv)law;
(v) seafood industry; or
(vi)fishing.
(c) Commitment to Muaupoko HapO and whanau.
5.7. If the Authority wishes to undertake commercial aquaculture activities (as that term is used in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004), it must establish an enterprise which is separate from, but responsible to, the Authority to undertake those
activities, and which may be the Asset Holding Company that receives the Settlement Quota and Income Shares.
5.8. Without derogating from its duties under any enactment or at law, the Authority has reporting
responsibilities in relation to:
(a) its own performance; and
(b) the performance of any:
(i) Asset Holding Company;
(ii) Fishing Enterprise;
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(iii)joint venture or other entity that conducts business using the Settlement Quota or Income Shares; and
(iv)any other Corporate Entity (not including those referred to in clauses (i) to (iii) above),
6. Pecuniary Profit and benefits and advantages
6.1. No private pecuniary profit shall be made by any person from the Authority, except that; (but subject to Rules 6.2 and 6.3);
(a) each Board Member may receive full reimbursement for all costs, charges and expenses properly incurred by the Board member in connection with the affairs of the Authority;
(b) the Board may pay reasonable and proper remuneration to any person or firm or company (including a Board Member) in return for services actually rendered to the Authority;
(c) any Board Member may be paid all usual professional, business or trade charges for services rendered, time expended and all acts done by that Board member or by any entity of which that Board Member is a partner, member, employee or associate in
connection with the affairs of the Authority; and
(d) any Board Member may retain any remuneration properly payable to the Board Member by any company or other body or firm or undertaking with which the Authority may be in any way concerned or involved for which the Authority has acted in any capacity
whatever, notwithstanding that the Board Member's connection with that entity is in any way attributable to that Board Member's connection with the Authority.
6.2. No Board Member, or person associated with a Board Member, shall take part in or influenceany decision made by the Authority in respect of payments to, or on behalf of, that Board Member or associated person of any income, benefit or advantage. Any payments made to a Board Member, or person associated with a Board Member, must be for goods or services that advance the purposes of the Authority and must be reasonable and relative to payments that would be made between unrelated parties.
6.3. Before any such reimbursement paid to a Board Member may be regarded as properly incurred by that Board Member or any such remuneration paid to a Board Member may be regarded as reasonable or properly payable or any such charges may be regarded as usual,
the amount of that reimbursement, remuneration or charge must have been approved as such by a resolution of Board.
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6.4. The Board must disclose, in its annual report next published after payment of that disbursement, remuneration or charge, in respect of all such reimbursements, remuneration or charges:
(a) the amount received by the Board Member, firm or entity concerned;
(b) the nature of the reimbursement and the nature and extent of the services rendered or time expended; and
(c) the method used to calculate the reimbursement, remuneration or charge.
7. Mu.aupoko Kaunihera Kaumatua Me Nga Kuia
7.1 Muaupoko Kaunihera Kaumatua me nga Kuia being a council of elders of Muaupoko whom the Board may consult, receive advice from in an advisory capacity and/or seek endorsementon any matter from time to time.

8. Membership
8.1. The Board must:
(a) have, and maintain in a current state, a Register that:
(i) includes the name, date of birth, and contact details of every Member of Muaupoko
who applies, and is accepted, for registration;
(ii) is available for inspection by a Registered Member of Muaupoko who can view theirown registration details in a manner consistent with the Privacy Act 1993;
(iii) is available for inspection by a parent, legal guardian or other person standing in thestead of a parent, who may view the registration details of any child, ward or other dependant under 18 years of age who was registered by such persons, whichever the
case may be;
(iv)records the HapO that the Registered Member affiliates to and whether their status is
as Whangai; and
(v) allocates a registration number to each Registered Member.
(b) make ongoing efforts to register all Members on the Register.
9. Applying for membership
9.1. An application to be entered in the Register may be made by:
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(a) an Adult Member on their own behalf or by their legal guardian; or
(b) any other Member who is not an Adult Member, by his or her parent or legal guardian ora person who the Board considers to stand in the stead of a parent of that other Member;and such application must be made by completing a Registration Form.
9.2. The Board may enter in the Register any existing Member of Muaupoko whose details arealready held by the Board for registration of membership purposes where:
(a) the details held by the Board fulfil the requirements of Kaupapa 5 of the Act, except that
the requirement in clause (b)(iii) of that Kaupapa need not necessarily be fulfilled unless all necessary details are available; and
(b) the particulars were acquired by the Board as a result of an application (not necessarilybeing the current Registration Form) made by:
(i) Adult Members or Whangai, on their own behalf or by their legal guardian at the timeof the application;
(ii) other Members, who were not Adult Members at the time of the application, by their
parent on their behalf, or by their legal guardian at the time; and
(iii)other Members by an Adult Member on their behalf who, in the opinion of the
Whakapapa Committee, stood in the stead of a parent of that person at the time ofthe application.
9.3. Registered Members may receive Private Notices and/or Voting Papers automatically from the Authority as they become available for the following:
(a) General Meetings;
(b) the election of Board Members;
(c) any amendment to these Rules or the constitutional documents of any Asset Holding
Company;
(d) the disposal of Income Shares or Settlement Quota; or
(e) the conversion of Quota into Settlement Quota.The Authority shall supply all Adult Members with the above information if that Member
requests it.
Registering a Member
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9.4. Each Registration Form completed in accordance with Rule 9 , and requests for changes pursuant to Rule 9.17, that are received by the Board shall be copied to the relevant Whakapapa Committee(s) to assess and determine whether the person concerned is
affiliated to the Hapo as claimed. The Registration Form shall be sent to the relevant Whakapapa Committee(s) within five (5) Working Days of receipt of the Registration Form or
notice.
9.5. Upon receipt of the Registration Form or notice to change a Member's HapO affiliation recorded on the Register, the relevant Whakapapa Committee shall decide whether in its opinion, acting reasonably:
(a) such person can whakapapa to the HapO selected;
(b) such person does not whakapapa to the HapO selected; or
(c) such Registration Form or notice should be suspended on the basis that further information is necessary or desirable to determine the application, in which case Rule 0 shall apply, and advise the Board of its decision within 15 Working Days of receipt of the Registration
Form or notice.
9.6. If there is no Whakapapa Committee in place at the time a Registration Form is submitted to the Authority, or if the Whakapapa Committee fails to respond to the Authority within the applicable timeframe, the Authority shall consider the application and determine the applicant's HapO affiliation.
9. 7. Subject to Rule 9.1000 the Board must enter in the Register:
(a) any person who has applied in the correct form and who is confirmed for registration by the Board taking into account the decision of the relevant Whakapapa Committee (if applicable); and
(b) any changes requested using the correct form by a Registered Member pursuant to Rule 9.17 to that Registered Member's registration details held on the Register which, in the reasonable opinion of the Board, taking into account the recommendation, findings
and/or decision of the relevant Whakapapa Committee (if applicable), are correct.
Further information
9.8. The Board or the relevant Whakapapa Committee:
(a) may require any person seeking registration as a Registered Member to provide:
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(i) evidence verifying he or she is a Member or affiliated to the HapO selected on their
Registration Form; or
(ii) such other information as the Board or Whakapapa Committee may request,
(iii) before that person is entered in the Register; and
(b) may require any person who is entered on the Register to provide evidence verifying that he or she is a Member or affiliated to the HapO selected on their Registration Form; and
(c) may consult with each other in relation to any application for registration or continued registration as a Registered Member, or notice under Rule 9.
9.9. Without limiting the foregoing, the Board may request the relevant Whakapapa Committee to determine and advise the Authority who are the common ancestors or primary ancestors, of
the relevant HapO.
Board may decline or remove registration
9.1 0. If the Board, acting reasonably and taking into account the decision of the relevant
Whakapapa Committee (if applicable), considers that:
(a) any information about a person received under Rule 9.4 or Rule 7; or
(b) the existing information on the Register, is not accurate or complete such that in either case the person concerned does not meet the
qualifications required by these Rules for entry on, or change of details in, the Register the Board may:
(i) in relation to an application for registration, decline to register that person; and
(ii) in relation to a notice under Rule 9.17, decline to make changes requested, or may remove that person from the Register, as the case may be.
9.11. If the Board exercises its powers in Rule 09.10 above, it must notify the person concerned of
its decision, and, if requested by that person, of the principal reasons for that decision.
9.12. Where any application for registration is declined or the changes requested in a notice are declined, or any decision is made by the Board to remove any person from the Register, the person concerned may dispute that decision of the Board and may exercise his or her rights under Rule 30.
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9.14. To avoid doubt, a Registered Member may, at any time, request that his or her registration be
removed or terminated. His or her registration will be deemed removed at the date on which the written request is received at the registered Authority office.
9.15. To avoid doubt, it shall not be necessary, in order to be considered a Member of Muaupoko for the purposes of Rule 4.1, for that Member to be registered in accordance with this Rule 9 .. Board to inform Hapu
9.16. The Board must inform the relevant Hapo when:
(a) the Authority receives a Registration Form from a Member claiming an affiliation with that HapO;
(b) it enters on the Members' Register a Member affiliated or claiming affiliation to that HapO;
and
(c) a decision of the Board is made under Rule 9.1 00.
9.17. A Registered Member may notify the Secretary of a change to:
(i) their details recorded on the Register; or
(ii) their Hapii affiliation.
9.18. It shall not be necessary for the Board to provide Private Notices to Registered Members where the Board believe on reasonable grounds (and have evidence supporting that belief), that the Registered Members' contact details are not current.
10. Whakapapa Committee
10.1. Each HapO shall establish one (1) Whakapapa Committee. The HapO's representative Board Member(s) shall organise for their respective Hapo to establish a Whakapapa Committee for that Hapo. A Whakapapa Committee shall be deemed established upon the Board receiving notice of the name and contact details of one (1) or more persons appointed by the HapO.
1 0.2. Where:
(a) a HapO has not appointed a Whakapapa Committee;
(b) for the time being, the Whakapapa Committee of a HapO subsequently becomes vacant;
(c) the Board has reason to believe the appointee{s) are no longer able to be contacted; or
(d) the Whakapapa Committee fails to provide a response in a timely manner where a
response is required of that Whakapapa Committee under these Rules;
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the Board may determine how it wishes to proceed on a particular matter to ensure the Authority's operations or other business continues without disruption. This may include fulfilling the responsibilities of the Whakapapa Committee under these Rules where necessary provided that the Board Members in making such decisions will act reasonably and to the best of their knowledge, skill and ability.
1 0.3. The primary role of a Whakapapa Committee is to assess validity of whakapapa links to HapO. Members of the Whakapapa Committee shall be appointed by the HapO and shall comprise at least one (1) person who that HapO considers is knowledgeable in the whakapapa of that HapO and recognised as such by Members of that Hapo.
10.4. Each Whakapapa Committee shall have the discretion to take into account the Whakapapa Committee members' own knowledge and such other matters as the Whakapapa Committee considers will assist it in making a determination from time to time. The Whakapapa
Committee must adopt an approach for dealing with matters arising under these Rules in a manner that is consistent with these Rules and the Act.
10.5. The Board will be responsible for making all reasonable enquiries into the process undertaken
by the Whakapapa Committee to ensure that it complies with these Rules and the Act.
10.6. The Authority may request a Whakapapa Committee to provide details about any information relied upon in reaching a determination on any matter under these Rules and whether the person concerned was informed of the same and given an opportunity to make a submission
or provide further information and whether that additional information was also duly
considered.
10.7. The Authority and each Whakapapa Committee shall exercise discretion when dealing with private information of individual Members.
11. General Meetings and Reporting
11.1. The Annual General Meeting shall be held within four (4) months of the end of the Financial Year.
11.2. The purpose of the Annual General Meeting is to:
(a) review the work of the Authority;
(b) receive the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and of any Special General Meeting held since the last Annual General Meeting;
(c) receive and consider the annual report;
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(d) receive and consider the audited Financial Statements of the Authority prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting practice;
(e) appoint an auditor for the ensuing year; and
(f) consider any other matter that concerns the Authority.
11.3. The annual report for the previous Financial Year must be made available not less than 20
Working Days before the General Meeting, that reports against the objectives set out in the annual plan for the previous year, including:
(a) information on the steps taken by the Board to increase the number of Registered Members;
(b) a comparison of the Board's performance against the objectives set out in the annual plan;
(c) the annual audited financial report, prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting practice, and accounting separately for Settlement Cash Assets;
(d) a report giving information of the sales and exchanges of Settlement Quota in the previous year, including:
(i) the quantity of Settlement Quota held by the Asset Holding Company at the beginning of that year;
(ii) the value of Settlement Quota sold or exchanged in that year;
(iii) the identity of the purchaser or other party to the exchange;
(iv)any transaction with Settlement Quota that has resulted in a registered interest by way of caveat or mortgage being placed over the Settlement Quota;
{v) the Settlement Quota interests that have been registered against the Quota shares of the Authority; and
{vi)the value of Income Shares sold, exchanged, or acquired;
(e) a report on the interactions of the Authority in fisheries matters:
(i) with other entities within Muaupoko; and
{ii) with other Mandated lwi Organisations;
(f) any changes made under section 18 of the Act to these Rules or the Asset Holding Company; and
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(g) an Annual Plan for the next financial year that must include:
(i) the objectives of the annual plan;
(ii) the value of Settlement Quota sold or exchanged in that year;
(iii) the policy of the Authority in respect of the sales and exchanges of Settlement Quota;
(iv)any changes in that policy from the policy for the previous year; and
(v) any proposal to change the constitutional documents of any Corporate Entity.
11.4. In relation to every Asset Holding Company that receives Settlement Quota and Income shares (or other settlement assets), and in relation to any Fishing Enterprise established by the Authority under Rule 5.4 to conduct fishing operations utilising ACE from the Settlement Quota, to harvest, process or market fish, or be involved in any joint venture for those purposes (each referred to in this Rule as an "enterprise") an annual report on:
(a) the performance of that enterprise;
(b) the investment of money of that enterprise;
(c) the annual plan of that enterprise, including:
(i) the key strategies for the use and development of fwi Fisheries Assets;
(ii) the expected financial return on those assets; and
(iii) any programme to:
A. manage the sale of ACE derived from the Settlement Quota; or
B. reorganise the Settlement Quota held by that enterprise by buying or selling Settlement Quota in accordance with the Act; and
(d) any proposal to change the constitutional documents of any Asset Holding Company.
11.5. All Members are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. All Board Members are expected to attend the Authority's Annual General Meeting.
11.6. At the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting the chair shall be taken by the Chairperson and, in the Chairperson's absence, the vice Chairperson and, failing that, a Member of the Board nominated by the Board shall chair the meeting.
12. Special General Meeting
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12.1. A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Secretary, if requested in writing by:
(a) the Chairperson of the Board (or the vice-Chairperson if the Chairperson is indisposed);
(b) not less than 50 of the Adult Members; or
(c) not less than 5 Board Members representing five (5) HapO, provided that no meeting can
be convened to consider:
(i} disposal of Income Shares (in accordance with section 70 of the Act);
(ii) a request to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited to treat Quota as Settrement Quota
(in accordance with section 159 of the Act of the Act);
(iii) disposal of Settlement Quota (in accordance with section 162 of the Act); or
(iv)a request for rationalisation of Settlement Quota (under section 172(3) of the Act),
unless the Board have resolved to:
A. seek approval of the Adult Members (under section 70 of the Act);
B. obtain the approval of the Adult Members (under section 159 of the Act);
C. obtain the prior approval of the Adult Members (under section 162 of the Act);
or
D. obtain the prior approval of the Adult Members (in accordance with section 172 of the Act), as the case may be.
12.2. A request for a Special General Meeting must state the objects for which the Special General Meeting is required and be signed (including counterparts) by those requesting the Special General Meeting.
12.3. The Special General Meeting must be held within 30 Working Days from the date the request was received by the Secretary.
12.4. If the Chairperson does not within fifteen (15) Working Days from the date of the request proceed to convene a Special General Meeting to be held with proper Notice within thirty (30} Working Days from that date, the Adult Members who made the request may, subject to Rule
12.1 (c) above, themselves convene a Special General Meeting in accordance with these Rules, but any Special General Meeting so convened is not to be held after the expiry of three
(3) calendar months from the date of effective notice of the request.
13. Notice of a General Meeting
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13.1. Notice of the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting shall:
(a) be given at least 20 Working Days prior to the Meeting;
(b) be in a Public Notice in the local daily newspaper in the vicinity of the rohe of Muaupoko and in any other region of New Zealand in which the Board considers there to be significant concentrations of Members residing; and
(c) Include:
(i) the agenda and the nature of the business to be discussed and any proposed resolutions;
(ii) the date and time of the meeting and its venue;
(iii) where any relevant explanatory documents may be viewed or obtained;
(iv)give a brief summary of any constitutional amendments, if proposed and indicate that the details of the proposed amendments can be obtained from the Authority office; and
(v)where relevant, any other information specified or required under the Act.
13.2, Any accidental omission to give notice of a Special General Meeting to, or failure to receive Notice of a Special General Meeting by, a Member does not invalidate any resolution passed at that Special General Meeting.
14. Quorum
14.1. No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting unless a quorum is present. The quorum at an Annual or Special General Meeting is 25 Adult Members.
15. Adjourned meeting
15.1. If a quorum is not present within one (1) hour of the time appointed for the start of a Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting the meeting is to stand adjourned until such time, date and place as may be determined by the Chairperson of such meeting unless the Board otherwise determines.
15.2, No business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished or to be dealt with at a meeting which was adjourned.
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15.3. When a meeting is adjourned for 20 days or more, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be
given as in the case of original meeting. Otherwise it shall not be necessary to give any notice of an adjourned meeting or the business to be transacted at any adjourned meeting which shall be held at the same time and place, or to such other date, time and place as the
Authority may appoint and, if at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within 30 minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, those present shall form the quorum. Information must be made available in writing
15.4. Information referred to in Rule 11 must be made available on request in writing by any Member of Muaupoko.
15.5. Any Adult Member may request in writing a copy of these Rules and a copy will be provided subject to such reasonable charges as the Board require.
16. Voting
16.1. Decisions of Adult Members in relation to any matter put to a vote shall be made on the following basis:
(a) except in the case of decisions referred to in paragraph (b) below, a resolution shall bepassed if more than 50% of the Adult Members who cast a vote, either at a GeneralMeeting or by postal vote if applicable, vote in favour of the resolution in accordance with
the voting procedure determined and published by the Board and in the absence of theBoard publishing the procedure by a show of hands at the General Meeting; and
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(i) changes to these Rules (or amendments to the constitution of any Asset HoldingCompany (in accordance with the requirements of sections 17, and 18 as the casemay be, of the Act);
(ii) changes to these Rules which do not relate to matters provided by or under the Act;
(iii)the sale of Income Shares in accordance with section 70 of the Act;
(iv)Quota to be treated as Settlement Quota in accordance with section 159 of the Act;
(v) the sale or rationalisation of Settlement Quota in accordance with section 162 or 172
(as relevant) of the Act; and
(vi)a request that Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited transfer Authorities or Coastal
Permits that are Aquaculture Settlement Assets in accordance with section 50(1) of
the Act (except where the proposed transfer is to a company that is wholly owned by
the Authority,
by not less than 75% of the Adult Members, who cast a vote at a General Meeting, or by
postal vote, voting in favour of the Special Resolution and no such Special Resolution shall be
passed unless notice in respect of those resolutions has been given in accordance with the
Rule 16.9 and the Act.
Number of votes
16.2. Each Adult Member shall only have one (1) vote on each resolution put to the General
Meeting.
Appointment of Returning Officer
16.3. The Board shall appoint a Returning Officer where the Board considers it necessary or where
required to under these Rules. The Returning Officer will supervise the conduct of votes held
of Adult Members under these Rules.
16.4. Board Members and employees of the Authority shall not be eligible to act as a Returning
Officer.
16.5. Method of voting
16.6. The Board shall determine whether the vote is to be conducted:
(a) at a General Meeting; or
(b) by way of a postal vote only.
16.7. If any matter to be put to a vote at a General Meeting concerns a matter listed in Rule 16.1 (b)
postal voting shall apply in order to be compliant with the Act.
16.8. The procedure determined by the Board in respect of any vote in accordance with paragraph
(a) above must be publicly notified not less than 20 Working Days before the date of the vote,
and if such vote is to be at a General Meeting, the notice must comply with Rule 16.9.
Notice of Voting and General Meeting
16.9. Any vote conducted under Rule 16.1 must be publicly notified not less than 20 Working Days
before the date of the vote. If the vote is to be at a General Meeting the notice procedures
must comply with those specified in the Act, which at the date of these Rules are:
(a) Public Notice that includes:
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(i) the date, time and venue and agenda of the General Meeting, the place where
explanatory documents and other related documents may be viewed or obtained, and
any other information specified by the Act;
(ii) where relevant, advice that a vote is to be taken to ratify or amend the constitutional
documents of the Authority;
(iii) advice on the method by wt)ich the vote will be counted, and
(iv)where relevant, the matter or issues on which the vote is to be taken.
(b) Private Notice to every Adult Registered Member who has requested such from the
Authority in writing in accordance with Rule 9.3, that gives:
(i) the information in the preceding paragraph of this Rule 16.9;
(ii) a copy of the Voting Paper (if applicable); and
(iii) the address and return date for the Voting Paper (if applicable).
{c) Private Notice to every Adult Registered Member if there is to be a vote taken to ratify
the constitutional documents of the Authority that gives the information in Rule 16.9(b).
Valid Votes
16.1 0. Adult Members only shall be eligible to vote on a resolution put to a General Meeting or
requested by postal vote.
16.11. The conduct of a vote of Adult Members must provide for the following matters:
(a) where a vote is being taken at a General Meeting by an expression of agreement, either
orally or by a show of hands, and the person voting is challenged by any other person as
to their status as an Adult Member due to age and/or whakapapa, the Returning Officer,
or the Authority as the case may be, must then count the vote as provisional only and
seek verification of the person's age and/or from the relevant Whakapapa Committee in
regard to whakapapa;
(b) where a vote is taken by a ballot at a General Meeting or a postal vote, in order for a vote
to be validly cast, the person casting it must:
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(i) where the person is an Adult Registered Member, ensure their membership number is
correctly recorded on the Voting Paper; or
(ii) where the person is an Adult Member, but not an Adult Registered Member, ensure
the Hapa they affiliate to is recorded on the Voting Paper and whakapapa information
is given.
(c) no vote shall be finally counted unless:
{i) in the case of a vote given orally or by show of hands that is challenged under Rule
16.11 (a) that vote is validated by the relevant Whakapapa Committee; or
(ii) in the case of a vote by ballot or postal vote, the details provided on the Voting Paper
submitted by non-registered Member (except the ancillary information) are validated
by the relevant Whakapapa Committee and confirmed as correct;
except that a provisional result, disclosing the number of such persons and counting their
votes for provisional purposes only, may be declared at any time;
(d) those persons who exercise a vote pursuant to Rule 16.1 may be called upon by the
Authority to prove their affiliation to a HapO and that they are over 18 years of age.
16.12. All votes cast by way of ballot or postal vote shall be conducted so as to ensure that:
(a) the manner in which a vote is cast by an Adult Member shall be known to the Secretary,
Returning Officer, persons assisting the Returning Officer and members of a Whakapapa
Committee (if needed), but not to others; and
(b) the Secretary, Returning Officer and such other persons shall undertake to keep that
information confidential.
16.13. Subject to Rule 16.1 0, a vote cast at a General Meeting either orally or by show of hands is
validly cast if the Adult Member voting has entered their name and contact details on the
attendance register provided at the General Meeting. An attendance register must be
provided at all General Meetings.
16.14. All Voting Papers, envelopes, documents or other records used in connection with a ballot or
postal vote shall be preserved and retained by the Secretary for a period of one (1) year from
the date of the ballot and thereafter, shall be destroyed.
17. Election ofthe Board
17 .1. The Adult Members of each Hap a shall elect a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2)
Board Members for each HapCi in accordance with these Rules.
Term of Election
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17.2. Board Members shall hold office until such time as their position comes up for re-election
provided that no Board Member shall hold office for longer than three (3) years without facing
re-election.
17.3. Retiring Board Members shall be eligible for re-election.
17.4. For the avoidance of doubt no person may be nominated for more than one (1) HapO position
on the Board at any one ( 1) time and no member of the Board may hold more than one ( 1)
position on the Board at any time.
Hapu Election Procedure
17.5. Each HapO shall hold a HapO Election to elect a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two
(2} Board members. The Board must determine in consultation with the HapO:
(a) a date for each Hapo Election, which shall be a date at least two (2) calendar months
before the relevant Board Member's tenure is due to expire; and
(b) the method of voting which may be:
(i) by postal vote only; or
(ii) by postal vote as well as by expression of agreement at a HapO Election Hui, stated
vocally or by show of hands (in which case Rule 16.13 applies), or by ballot. For the
avoidance of doubt the Act requires that elections must include voting by way of
postal vote in order to comply with the Act.
17.6. The HapO shall hold, and the Board must ensure that the HapO holds, the HapO Election:
(a) on the date determined; and
(b) in accordance with the method of voting determined and agreed, and in accordance with
the election procedures set out in these Rules which must also be compliant with Act.
17.7. If the Hapo fails to:
(a) agree a date for holding the HapO Election with the Board within a reasonable period of
time;
(b) hold the HapO Election on the date determined by the Board pursuant to Rule 17.5; or
(c) hold the HapO Election in accordance with these Rules or the Act in which case that
HapO Election shall be deemed to be invalid,
then the Board shall proceed to carry out the HapO Election on behalf of the HapO by applying
the procedures of, and conducting the election for that HapO either at, a Special General
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Meeting or by postal vote. All applicable Rules concerning the conduct of Voting at a Special
General Meeting, and the election of Board members under these Rules shall apply to a Hapu
Election run by the Board. The Board may hold more than one (1) Hapu Election under this
Rule at the same Special General Meeting provided that a transparent process is adopted to
determine eligibility of Adult Members to vote for a particular Hapu and validity of votes.
17.8. Nominations
At least 30 Working Days before the date of the Hapu Election, the Board will give a notice
published in all daily newspapers in the vicinity of the rohe of Muaupoko and in any region of
New Zealand in which significant concentrations of Members reside of:
(a) the number of positions to be filled for the relevant Hapu Election; and
(b) the date by which the nominations in writing are to be received by the Board or its
nominated representative at the Registered Office, such date to be no later than 1 0
Working Days after the date of the notice given under this Rule 17.
17.9. Adult Members are eligible to be nominated and elected as a Board Member of the Board.
Only Adult Members who whakapapa to a Hapo are eligible to be nominated to represent that
Hapu.
17.1 0. Such nomination shall:
(a) be made on the form approved by the Board from time to time;
(b) be signed by the candidate to indicate his or her consent to the nomination and include
all other names previously used including preferred names, commonly used names and
aliases;
(c) include a declaration signed by the candidate that declares that he or she is not a person
who is precluded from holding office as a Board Member on the basis of one or other of
the matters specified in Rule 21; and
(d) be delivered to the Secretary no later than 10 Working Days after the date of notice given
under this Rule 17.
17.11 Nominations shall be void if they do not comply with the requirements of this Rule 17.
17.12. If there is only one (1) nomination to fill a vacant office, the candidate shall be declared
elected unopposed by the Returning Officer.
18. Hapu Election
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18.1. Not less than 20 Working Days prior to the date of the Hapu Election, the Board shall publicly
notify the Hapii Election in accordance with Rule 13.1(b).
18.2. Rule 16 (voting procedures at General Meetings) shall apply to the voting procedures to be
held at HapO Election Hui, with such modifications as necessary- for example references to
Genera/ Meetings shall be read as Hapu Election Hui.
18.3. The Board, in consultation with Hapu must appoint a returning officer for all Hapu Elections
who shall be a person that is independent of the Authority and the HapO concerned.
18.4. Each Adult Member is entitled to vote for one (1) Nominee for each Hapu that they affiliate to.
19. Alternates
19.1. Each Hapu is further entitled to elect one (1) Alternate at the Hapu Election who shall be the
third highest polling nominee eligible for election and shall hold office for a period no longer
than three (3) years without facing re-election. Should there not be sufficient nominees to
make an appointment of Alternate, the position shall not be filled.
19.2. Any Alternate may exercise the powers of a Board Member should a Board Member for the
relevant Hapu be unable for any reason to undertake their duties, but such exercising of
Board Member powers ceases upon the resumption of duties of the Board Member
concerned.
20. Results of Hapu Elections
20.1. The Returning Officer must notify the Authority and the respective HapO in writing within 10
Working Days of the Hapu Election of the results of each Hapu Election, immediately after
such results are known. The results shall include in respect of each Hapu Election:
(a) a declaration from the Returning Officer stating the number of Voting Papers received,
the number of votes given to each nominee, the number of provisional votes counted, the
number of provisional votes confirmed and/or rejected in accordance with Rule 9.5(b)
and the number of Voting Papers rejected as informal;
(b) the nominee who received the highest number of votes;
(c) the nominee who received the second highest number of votes; and
(d) the nominee who received the third highest number of votes.
20.2. The nominee who is the highest polling candidate shall be appointed as the Board Member
for the relevant Hapo and appointed to the vacant office for three (3) years.
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20.3. The nominee who is the second polling candidate shall be elected as the Board Member for
the relevant HapO and appointed to the vacant office for 18 months.
20.4. The nominee who is the third highest polling candidate shall be elected as the Alternate for
the relevant Hapo in accordance with Rule 19 for three (3) years.
20.5. The Board must announce the result of a Hapo Election either:
(a) in writing at the next annual General Meeting; or
(b) if the next annual General Meeting will not be held within 40 Working Days of the Board
receiving a declaration from the Returning Officer in accordance with Rule 20.1(a) by
Public Notice in all daily newspapers in the vicinity of the rohe of Muaupoko; and
(c) in the Authority's next written communication to Members of Muaupoko.
Vacancy
20.6. Should any vacancy occur as a result of a Board Member ceasing to hold office prior to the
expiry of his or her term of office then that vacancy shall be filled by the next highest polling
nominee.
20.7. In the event that there is no second or third highest polling nominee to fill the vacancy then
that vacancy shall be filled by the holding of a by-election in accordance with Rule 17.
20.8. In the case of a Board Member elected pursuant to Rule 20.6 or 20.7 the Board Member
thereby appointed shall hold office for the balance of the term of office of the Board Member
that he or she has replaced.
21. Ceasing to be a Board member
21.1. A person shall cease to be a Board Member if he or she:
(a) shall have been in office for more than three (3) years since his or her election;
(b) resigns or retires by written notice to the other Board Members;
(c) dies;
(d) fails to attend more than three (3) consecutive Meetings or Board Meetings without
reasonable excuse;
(e) is a bankrupt who has not obtained a final order of discharge or whose order of
discharge has been suspended for a term not yet expired, or is subject to a condition not
yet fulfilled, or to any order under section 111 of the Insolvency Act 1967;
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(f) is a person who has been convicted of any offence punishable by a term of imprisonment
of two (2) or more years;
(g) is a person who is disqualified from being a director of a company under section 199K of
the Companies Act 1955 or section 382 of the Companies Act 1993;
(h) is a person in respect of whom an order has been made under section 199L of the
Companies Act 1995 or section 383 of the Companies Act 1993;
(i) is a person who is mentally disordered within the meaning of the Mental Health
(Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992; or
0) is a person who is subject to a property order made under section 30 or section 31 of the
Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.
21.2. The Board Member concerned shall cease to hold office:
(a) in a case where Rule 21.1 (a) applies, from the end of the day three (3) years after the
date on which that Board Member was last elected to office;
(b) in a case where Rule 21.1 (b) applies from the date the notice of retirement shall have
been delivered to the Authority;
(c) in the case where Rule 21.1(d) applies from the date of the first meeting of the Board
after the Board Member's third consecutive absence without reasonable excuse; or
(d) in the case where Rule 21.1 (e) to 0) apply, from the date on which the Board was notified
in writing of the relevant fact together with such evidence as the Board Members may
reasonably require.
22. Powers of the Board
22.1. The whole of the organisation and undertaking of the Authority shall be governed by the
Board which may exercise all such powers of the Board as are not, by the Incorporated
Societies Act 1908 or these Rules, required to be exercised by the Members at the Annual
General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting (subject nevertheless to these Rules and to
the provisions of the Act and to such by-laws as prescribed by the Members at a General
Meeting; but no by-law or regulations made by the Members in General Meeting shall
invalidate any prior act of the Board which would have been valid if that by-law or regulation
had not been made).
22.2. The Board shall, without prejudice to the generality of Rule 22.1, have the power to:
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(a) do all things that in the opinion of the Board are necessary to carry out the objects of the
Authority;
(b) in the case of temporary incapacity or absence from New Zealand of the Chairperson,
appoint an acting Chairperson until the Chairperson's return;
(c) appoint subcommittees, appoint a convenor and co-opt persons to form the committee;
(d) deal with all administrative and financial matters, including expenditure and borrowing
that has been previously approved by a Meeting of the Authority;
(e) exercise all of the powers of the Authority described in Rule 5.1;
(f) delegate any of its powers in writing to the Chief Executive Officer; and
(g) monitor the performance of any subsidiary entities.
22.3. The Board's role in relation to the Asset Holding Company and any Fishing Enterprise or joint
venture that uses settlement quota will be to exercise strategic governance over:
(a) its Asset Holding Companies and any Fishing Enterprise or joint venture; and
(b) the process to examine and approve annual plans that set out:
(i) the key strategies for the use and development of lwi Fisheries Assets;
(ii) the expected financial return on the lwi Fisheries Assets; and
(iii) any programme to:
A. manage the sale of annual catch entitlements derived from the Settlement
Quota held by the Asset Holding Companies; and
R reorganise the Settlement Quota held by the Asset Holding Company, in the
buying and selling of Settlement Quota in accordance with the Act.
Fisheries Annual Plan
22.4. The Asset Holding Company must submit to the Board a draft Fisheries Annual Plan not later
than two (2) calendar months (or such other period as the Board may advise in writing) before
the beginning of each Financial Year.
22.5. The Board must consider any draft Fisheries Annual Plan submitted pursuant to Rule 22.4
and within one (1) calendar month of receipt from the Asset Holding Company (or such other
period as the Board may from time to time decide) must:
(a) approve the Fisheries Annual Plan; or
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(b) refer the Fisheries Annual Plan back to the Asset Holding Company for reconsideration
with recommended changes.
22.6. If a Fisheries Annual Plan is referred back to the Asset Holding Company for reconsideration
the revised Fisheries Annual Plan must be resubmitted to the Authority 10 Working Days after
the referral is made.
23. Obligations of the Board
23.1. The Board shall at all times:
(a) act in accordance with the policy of the Authority;
(b) report fully its activities to the Meetings of the Authority;
(c) be subject to any direction passed by Ordinary Resolution of the Adult Members at an
Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting; and
(d) act in a manner that accords with the Charitable Purpose.
24. Chief Executive Officer
24.1. The Board shall appoint a Chief Executive Officer.
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24.2. The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for the weekly activities of the Authority,
including the management of staff, who will be responsible for the daily activities.
24.3. The Chief Executive Officer must act in accordance with any written delegation from the
Board, which includes any general delegation in any employment contract for the Chief
Executive Officer.
25. Meetings of the Board
25.1. Meetings of the Board shall be held monthly. They may be called by notice in writing given by
the Chairperson in accordance with this Rule 25.
25.2. Any notice given by the Chairperson of the Board pursuant to Rule 25.1 must
(a) be received by the Board members at least five (5) Working Days prior to the Meeting;
and
(b) specify the:
(i) place or method of;
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(ii) date and time of; and
(iii) general nature of the business to be disclosed at the Board Meeting.
The regular dates and times for meetings may be included in a single Notice.
25.3. Any Board Meeting will, notwithstanding that it is called by shorter notice than that provided
for in Rule 25.2, be deemed to have been properly convened if, prior to the Meeting
proceeding to business it is so agreed in writing:
(a) in the case of a Meeting where the business comprises only one (1) or more Ordinary
Resolutions of the Board, by a majority in number of the Board represented in person;
and
(b) in the case of a Meeting where the business comprises one (1) or more Special
Resolutions of the Board, by 75% of the Board members in person.
25.4. The quorum for a Board Meeting shall consist of five (5) Board Members representing five (5)
HapO, present throughout.
25.5. The Board Members may act notwithstanding any vacancy in their body, but if and so long as
the number of Board members holding office is less than the number fixed by Rule 25.4 the
continuing Board members may act only for the purposes of calling an election pursuant to
these Rules to increase the number of Board Members to that number.
25.6. The Chairperson shall chair Meetings of the Board and in the Chairperson's absence the
Board Members may elect one of their number to chair the Meeting.
25.7. Board Members may vote at Meetings of the Board personally, by telephone conference, by
written advice or facsimile, email or by another appropriate means of electronic
communication.
25.8. Each Board Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote only and every question shall be
determined by a majority of the votes of the Board Members. In the case of an equality of
votes the Chairperson shall not have a casting vote.
25.9. Minutes of the proceedings of all Board Meetings shall be recorded in a book to be kept for
that purpose by the Secretary and shall be signed by the Chairperson of the meeting at which
the minutes are confirmed. Every such minute purporting to be so signed shall be prima facie
evidence of the matters recorded. A minute of the proceedings of any meeting by telephone
or other electronic means of communication shall be sufficient evidence of the observance of
all necessary formalities if the minute of the meeting signed by the Chairperson of the
meeting shall contain a certificate to that effect.
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26. Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson
26.1. The Board shall elect one (1) Board Member to act as Chairperson for the duration of that
Board Member's term or, if that person vacates the role for any reason, elect another of their
number to fill the role for the remainder of the term.
26.2. The Board may also elect one (1) Board Member to act as deputy Chairperson. In the
absence of the Chairperson the Deputy Chairperson shall have and may exercise all the
powers of, and shall perform all the duties, of the Chairperson.
27. Sub-committee meetings
27.1. Sub-Committee meetings shall be held from time to time and membership of a Sub-
Committee to be determined by the Board. Non-Board Members may be seconded to and/or
removed from a Sub-Committee by the Board provided that where a Sub-Committee is
delegated any authority of the Board any non-Board Members shall have no voting rights.
27.2. The sub-committee meetings shall be called by written notice from the Chairperson.
27.3. The notice should include the meeting time, venue and agenda.
27.4. The terms of reference for Sub-Committee shall set by the Board.
27.5. The quorum shall be no less than 50% of the Sub-Committee members nominated by the
Board.
27.6. The Sub-Committee shall be responsible for formulating recommendations or completing set
outcomes, as required by the Board.
28. Financial Year
28.1. The financial year of the Authority shall be from 1 April to 31 March in each year, or as may
otherwise be determined by the Board.
Control of Funds, Income and Property
28.2. The Board shall keep an account or accounts at such bank or banks as the Board may
decide.
28.3. All funds received by or on behalf of the Authority shall be paid into its account at a bank
nominated by the Board.
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28.4. All cheques, withdrawals and authorities shall be signed on behalf of the Board by those
Board members or other persons that are authorised either specifically or generally by the
Board.
28.5. The income and property of the Authority shall be applied solely to further the objects of the
Authority and no portion shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends,
bonuses or profit to individual Members.
28.6. The requirements of Rule 28.5 above shall not preclude any payment to a Member for
services rendered or for goods supplied or by way of rent for premises let or leased to the
Authority by any Member.
Auditor
28.7. There shall be appointed at each annual General Meeting an auditor who shall not be a
member of the Board but shall be a member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants.
28.8. The auditor shall examine and certify the accounts and securities and any other assets of the
Authority for the current year.
29. Seal
29.1. The seal of the Authority shall have the name of the Authority engraved or inscribed on it.
29.2. The seal shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary, who shall affix it to such documents as
the Board may, by resolution from time to time, direct. The affixing of the seal shall be
attested by the Chairperson of the Board or by another Authorised Person by signing his or
her name to the document and any document so sealed and attested shall be binding on the
Board.
29.3. No person dealing with the Board members shall be bound or concerned to see or inquire as
to the authority to affix the seal, or to inquire as to the authority under which any document
was sealed or in whose presence it was sealed.
29.4. A register shall be kept recording all applications of the seal and the use of the seal shall be
reported at subsequent Board Meetings.
30. Disputes Procedure
Disputes under the Act and General Disputes
30.1. If any dispute shall arise between Members and the Authority (other than a dispute provided
for in Rules 30.2 or 30.3), and the parties are unable, within a reasonable time, to resolve the
dispute, they must, acting in good faith, endeavour to agree on a process for resolving the
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dispute. Should the parties fail to reach agreement on the process to resolve a dispute
relating to matters arising under the Act, that dispute shall be determined in accordance with
Part 5 of the Act.
30.2. Any dispute of a general nature, being a dispute not covered by Part 5 of the Act, shall be
referred to mediation, by a mediator to be agreed by the disputing parties, or failing
agreement within 1 0 Working Days, to be appointed by the Registrar of the Maori Land Court
or its successor. Should the matter not be resolved by mediation then the Board shall
reconsider the decision, however any such re-consideration shall then be binding upon the
parties.
30.3. The provisions of this Rule 30 shall not derogate from the rights or obligations of the Authority
or any Member pursuant to any other Act or provision of law or equity.
Registration Disputes
30.4. If the Board makes a decision under Rule 9.12 to either not register a person, or to remove a
person from the register or decline the changes requested in a notice, the Board must notify
the person concerned of its decision and, if requested by that person, of the principle reasons
for that decision.
30.5. If the person concerned disputes that decision, that person may exercise their rights under
section 180( 1 )( m) of the Act.
30.6. When making a recommendation to the Board in relation to Rule 0, the relevant Whakapapa
Committee must apply the provisions of the Act relating to the registration of Members. The
relevant Whakapapa Committee shall provide the person concerned, and any representative
that person appoints, the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Whakapapa Committee and
present their account of why they should be registered or remain, on the Register, as the case
may be. The relevant Whakapapa Committee shall have the discretion to take into account
the Whakapapa Committee Member's own knowledge and such other matters as the
Whakapapa Committee considers will assist it in making a determination. The relevant
Whakapapa Committee must also inform the person concerned of those other matters and
take into account any submissions or information provided by that person on those matters.
30.7. The determination of the Board on the registration of the person concerned shall be final and
binding on that person and the Authority, subject to the provisions of section 180(1 )(m) of the
Act
31. Amendment of Rules
31.1. Subject to the provisions of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, these Rules may be altered,
amended added to or rescinded by a resolution passed by a 75% majority of the votes cast at
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an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting provided that no alteration,
amendment or rescission shall be made that in any way detracts from the charitable purposes
of the Authority. Any alteration, amendment addition or rescission of the Constitution shall be
registered with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies.
31.2. Any amendment or addition to these Rules shall not be inconsistent with the Act, the
Incorporated Societies Act 1908 or any other enactment or rule of law.
31.3. To the extent that a proposed amendment or addition relates to matters provided for, by or
under the Act, such change:
(a) must not be inconsistent with the Act;
(b) must not be made earlier than two (2) years after the date on which the Authority is
recognised by Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited as the Mandated lwi Organisation for
Muaupoko if the amendment relates to any matter provided for by or under the Act
unless the amendment is required as a consequence of a rule made or amended under
section 25 of the Act;
(c) may only be promoted if the amendment is for the collective benefit of all Members and a
Special Resolution is put and passed at a General Meeting in accordance with Rule 16;
and
(d) notwithstanding the terms of these Rules, no amendment to these Rules shall be made,
and if purported to be made shall be of no legal effect, if the consequence of that
amendment is to prejudice in a material manner the Authority's entitlement to charitable
status under the law of New Zealand, or its entitlement to an income tax exemption
under the Income Tax Act 2007 in respect of income derived by it. Prior to any resolution
to amend these Rules being placed before Members competent advice shall be obtained
by the Board Members confirming that the proposed amendments will not jeopardise the
charitable status of the Trust or its entitlement to an income tax exemption on income
derived by it.
Changes to Constitutions of Corporate Entities
31.4. To the extent that a proposed change to the constitutional documents of an Asset Holding
Company relates to matters provided for, by or under the Act, such amendment:
(a) must not be inconsistent with the Act or any other enactment or rule of law;
(b) may not be made earlier than two (2) years after the date on which the Authority is
recognised byTe Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited as the Mandated lwi Organisation far
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Muaupoko unless the amendment is required as a consequence of a rule made or
amended under section 25 of Act;
(c) may only be promoted if a Special Resolution is put and passed by Adult Members at a
General Meeting in accordance with Rule 16.1 of these Rules; and
(d) must not amend the requirement in Rule 5.5 in a manner which would jeopardise the
charitable status of such Asset Holding Company.
Proposal from Adult Member
31.5. Any Adult Member may put forward in writing proposals for changes to these Rules for
consideration by the Members at an Annual General Meeting.
32. Winding Up
32.1. The Authority may be wound up voluntarily in the manner prescribed by section 24 of the
Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and in accordance with the Act. The Authority may only be
wound up if the decision to do so is made at two (2) consecutive General Meetings, the
second of which must be held at least 25 Working Days after the first.
32.2. In the event that the Authority is wound up then any surplus assets after payment of costs,
debts and liabilities and subject to any trust affecting the same, shall be transferred to such
approved HapO charitable organisation, or other charitable organisation or organisations in
New Zealand whose objects include, in whole or in part, the objects set out in these Rules or
as the Board may determine by resolution.
32.3. No individual Member or Members of Muaupoko shall profit by the dissolution of the Authority.
33. Indemnity
33.1. The Board members and officers of the Authority are indemnified by the Society against all
losses and expenses occurred by them in carrying out their duties except when those actions
are in breach of the objects of the Authority, or otherwise due to their wilful neglect,
malpractice or fraudulent activity.


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Rere-o-Maki signed the Waitangi Treaty at Wanganui where she lived with her husband Tunguru, the Muaupoko leader who had been driven out of his ancestral home by Te Rauparaha. One of her children was Te Keepa, or Major Kemp, the famous soldier. In old age Tunguru decided to go home to his ancestral land, and Rere-o-Maki is said to have turned her face to the wall and died of grief. A section of the Whanganui river is named after her.

LETTER SENT TO TE PUNI KOKIRI REGARDING THEIR BAD DRAFTING OF THE MANDATE FOR THE MTA. BY INCLUDING OTHER CLAIMS IT LOOKS LIKE THE MTA HAVE THE TOTAL SUPPORT FROM ALL THE OTHER CLAIMANTS YET IN FACT THEY HAVE NOT  
Acting Manager
Treaty Settlements Unit
Te Puni Kokiri
Wellington

Tēnā koe

Muaūpoko Claimant Wai 108 Opposition to Draft Mandate

I have just received and perused the draft Mandate strategy for the [ MTA ] Muaupoko Tribal Authority and I note that I as a claimant Wai 108 am included. I have never been asked by the MTA to join them, nor do they want me and I wish to know why my Claim is made out to look as if I am part of this Mandate strategy for settlement. I now have whanau asking me why I have joined the MTA.  I hope  you will rectify this mistaken draft. The document sets out to deceive readers that all the claimants agree to engage in this mandated process, and I for one do not, so take my claim off the documents and send out emails and put adverts in the newspapers stating that claim Wai 108 does not want to engage MTA in any settlement.

I am one of the initial claimants to the Wai claims going back 20 years ago. I am now the only survivor left as all others are deceased. Wai 52 was part of Thompson Tukapua but his brother JJ Tukapua was one of those who assisted me on Wai 108 together with other deceased kaumatua and Kuia. Not one claimant in Wai 52 is original. I am also a direct descendent of Major Te Keepa Rangihirinui and yet paragraph three of your documents just with the stroke of the pen has dismissed my claim.

In the early 80s I accumulated research before anyone even thought about it at my expense --- yet again, have never been asked to be a part of this Wai process when I came back from overseas 2 years ago. MTA have virtually zero research & only want who they want. MTA are not interested in the Waitangi Claims process. MTA and TPK are directly interfering in my right to have my day in a Legal Court. MTA and TPK are both perverting my course to justice. In any other court hearing in this country they would be both charged with perverting this course of justice.

As you will know, there is a majority cluster of Muaūpoko claimants with pending claims in the Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry & I was told I need to join as one must have group affiliations. The majority do not want MTA or a mandate to settle, we want our Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry!

I am a self employed business man now semi retired due to health reasons, one of the few Maori farmers in the Horowhenua and I know the history in my rohi especially the lands. I never borrowed to get where I am, nor asked for help from any quarter but
my knowledge is being condemned by a few. Why is that? Why am I being coerced  into a process that would deny me my right having my claim heard in the Waitangi Tribunal.

MTA is a social coop & want direct negotiations in a closed shop whereas I want to be heard at the Waitangi Tribunal.
I want you to attend our next Muaupoko Claimant Cluster meeting as part of your mandate strategy and tell your mandate package to us all at that hui. And then count the number of people who opposes the MTA mandated process.  We are the claimants, does that mean nothing to you people.

I notice you do not give a deadline for comments on the mandate strategy and yet you have initiated hui implementing this strategy ----this is wrong. I notice you are aware of the MCC and the monthly meetings. We make up the majority of claimants of Muaupoko and yet not one of you or MTA has ever attended and asked us if we would like them to represent us in direct negotiations. It is disgusting what OTS and TPK are doing, it is deceptive and verges on a fraudulent representation of claimants.

Why have you now implied these Muaupoko claimants are part of MTA--- because we have never been included and do not want to be,  yet the way I read it and like other whanau who have received this mandated document, they all think the MTA have us as supporters--wrong. It is deceitful the way you have allowed my claim and the other claims to be used in this way.

You now give us until the 29th to forward submissions yet will our submissions have any value, be read and then acknowledged or thrown in the bin when some of us are direct descendents not indirect. Tribal protocol & tikanga is based on whakapapa? This mandated strategy is not even, it is a fraud and a misrepresentation of the people with whakapapa to the land.

I remind you what the Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, said of Te Puni Kokiri in May 2012 "The whole aim of this, at anything that we do here, is to make sure that Tangata Whenua or Maori views are part of the New Zealand culture." I will be making sure that Pita Sharples & others knows that under his department Tangata Whenua of Muaupoko are being told by TPK and MTA to get lost and take the money.

In this Draft mandate you are bulldozing the mandate through when there are many injustices being done by the MTA like --- no financials, no kaumatua meetings, no AGM; & now I read minutes that have been altered from the fact & it appears they lost the numbers who attended. Perhaps you need to check on their book keeping as well. I will elaborate more on this in my next submission and the press but check also the upcoming High Court case with Charles Rudd vs MTA July 5th 2012.

I await receipt of your reply before I take the next step to involve the media. You are there to look after Maori interests for all not a few and I do not wish to see another Ngati Tama event occur with our people due to personal interests & those of Te Puni Kokiri as in this draft.

Wai 108 claimant.

cc. Minister of Maori Affairs; Findlayson etc

Date 10th June 2012

[ Read TPK Respnse July 2012 ]

More constructive work must be attended to as the MTA continues to fight amongst themselves. They need to include the claimants and come together as the issues are basically personality family conflicts & nepotism amongst them. It does not help our mokos, our kuia and koros and we are losing what little we have now. It has to stop and guidance can be had from Te Puni Kokiri which we hope will return a fragmented Iwi back to normality. Those of you from overseas have your say and tell us what you want by writing to us:

E hiahia ana ahau kia rongo i au whakaaro mo runga i tenei

 

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