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TENA RA KOUTOU KATOA
Tena ra koutou katoa,Mana Ahuriri Trust is a Private trust set up to receive the proceeds of the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement from the Crown. Its members in 2015 refreshed the mandate of the nine (9) named Initial Trustees in the ratification process to receive and manage the settlement on their behalf.

Mana Ahuriri Trust is currently waiting on an introduction date for their settlement legislation Bill into the House of Parliament. Once this process begins and settlement date reached the proceeds of the settlement will transfer to Mana Ahuriri Trust to manage. Mana Ahuriri Trust has a Trust Deed which was registered in September 2016 and within this Trust Deed members have ratified the rules under which governance will manage the settlement affairs of the organisation.
REGISTER
How to become a member of the Mana Ahuriri TrustMembership of the Mana Ahuriri Trust is open to all those people who are whakapapa to the Ahuriri Hapu through descent from the Tipuna of the Hapu.In order to become a member of the Mana Ahuriri Trust, a Hapu member simply needs to complete a registration form and return it to:
registrations@manaahuriritrust.com

Contact the person below to have a registration form sent out to you:

Attention: Joinella Maihi-Carroll
Mana Ahuriri Trust
PO Box 12076
Ahuriri 4144

or email:
registrations@manaahuriritrust.com

where we can provide a registration application form or confirm your details if you are already registered.

Once a registration form is received, it is referred to the Whakapapa Validation Komiti of the Mana Ahuriri Trust, who will verify the individual’s whakapapa. The Whakapapa Validation Komiti then makes a recommendation to the Mana Ahuriri Trust as to whether or not the individual can whakapapa to at least one of the Ahuriri Hapu through descent from the Tipuna. That individual’s membership is then approved by the Mana Ahuriri Trust.

By registering with Mana Ahuriri Trust you are acknowledging your whakapapa and connection to the Hapu.

You will be eligible to vote in elections if you are 18 years of age or over, and will be kept up to date on the latest Mana Ahuriri Trust developments. Registering will enable you to participate and contribute and be able to inform and influence Mana Ahuriri Trust to effectively plan for the future.

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ABOUT THE TRUST
Mana Ahuriri TrustWhat is the Mana Ahuriri Trust?


Mana Ahuriri Trust is a Private trust set up to receive the proceeds of the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement from
the Crown. Its members in 2015 refreshed the mandate of the nine (9) named Initial Trustees in the
ratification process to receive and manage the settlement on their behalf.

Mana Ahuriri Trust is currently waiting on an introduction date for their settlement legislation Bill into the
House of Parliament. Once this process begins and settlement date reached the proceeds of the
settlement will transfer to Mana Ahuriri Trust to manage. Mana Ahuriri Trust has a Trust Deed which was
registered in September 2016 and within this Trust Deed members have ratified the rules under which
governance will manage the settlement affairs of the organisation.

Purpose of the trust

The purpose for which the trust is established is to recieve, manage, hold and administer the Trust's assets on behalf of and for the benefit of the present and future beneficiaries of Mana Ahuriri trust in accordance with its Deed

Beneficiary

A beneficiary is an individual registered member of Mana Ahuriri Trust who holds whakapapa to one or more of the following Hapu:

• Ngati Hinepare
• Ngati Mahu
• Ngati Matepu
• Ngati Paarau
• Ngati Tu
• Ngai Te Ruruku
• Ngai Tawhao

Background

On the 23 September 2016 Mana Ahuriri Trust was established.

The initial Mana Ahuriri Trust Trustees were:

• Piri Prentice - Chairman
• Terry Wilson Deputy - Chairman
• Beverley Kemp-Harmer - Trustee
• Barry Wilson - Trustee
• Joinella Maihi-Carroll - Trustee
• Evelyn Ratima - Trustee
• Rangi Spooner - Trustee
• Ruruarau Heitia Hiha - Trustee/Kaumatua
• Tania Huata-Kupa - Trustee

The ratification of the Deed of Settlement the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and the initial Trustees were ratified by the registered members of the Mana Ahuriri Incorperated in October 2016.

The Deed of Settlement was signed on the 2nd of November 2016 between the Crown and Mana Ahuriri Trust on behalf of its beneficiaries.

In the March of 2017, elections were held for 2 new initial Trustees.

The Mana Ahuriri Trust Board initial Trustees are now:

• Piri Prentice - Chairman
• Terry Wilson - Deputy Chairman
• Beverley Kemp-Harmer - Trustee
• Barry Wilson - Trustee
• Joinella Maihi-Carroll - Trustee
• Evelyn Ratima - Trustee
• Lewis Neera - Trustee
• Mathew Mullany - Trustee
• Tania Huata-Kupa - Trustee

Mana Ahuriri Trust held its first Annual General Meeting on the 20th of December 2017 at Wharerangi Marae.

Download the Annual General Meeting report.

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“The area covered by the Ahuriri Hapu Deed of settlement is captured within the purple outline as shown on the above map.”
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CLAIM HISTORY
The Mandated Body - BackgroundMana Ahuriri was established as an incorporated society in April 2009 by members of the Ahuriri Claimant Group. Prior to Mana Ahuriri’s establishment, members of the Ahuriri Claimant Group had been progressing the Ahuriri Hapu claims for a considerable period, including during the Te Whanganui-a-Orotu, Mohaka ki Ahuriri, and Napier Hospital claim inquiries and reports.

In the last few years, the Ahuriri Claimant Group had already made some good progress towards moving the Ahuriri Hapu towards settlement:

- On 23 August 2006, a hui was held at Te Puni Kokiri, Hastings, with representatives of the Wai 55, Wai 168, and Wai 400 claims. Representatives of the three claims agreed to join together to form a Large Natural Grouping for Treaty settlement purposes, and agreed a Heads of Agreement for this purpose.

- On 2 May 2007, a further hui was held at Omahu marae, with representatives of the Wai 55, Wai 168, and Wai 400 claims. Representatives of the three claims agreed to develop a mandate strategy and seek confirmation from the Crown that a combined Ahuriri Hapu claim would be recognised as a Large Natural Grouping for Treaty settlement purposes.

- On 5 May 2008, the Crown wrote to the Ahuriri Claimant Group to confirm that it accepts the Ahuriri Hapu as a Large Natural Grouping for Treaty settlement purposes.

- On 8 July 2008, the Ahuriri Claimant Group reached an agreement about the relationship between the Ahuriri Hapu claims, and the claims being progressed by Maungaharuru-Tangitu and Ngati Hineuru. This agreement is set out above.

- On 28 August 2008, a hui was held at 26 Bower Street, Napier, where the Wai 692 claimants confirmed that the mandate for pursuing the historical aspects of the Wai 692 claim (Napier Hospital claims) remained with the Wai 400 claim, and would therefore be included in the claims to be negotiated by the Ahuriri Claimant Group.

Despite this good progress, the Ahuriri Claimant Group was having difficulty in obtaining Crown approval of a mandate strategy, and obtaining Crown Forestry Rental Trust funding to support the mandating process. The Ahuriri Claimant Group decided they had reached a point where, in order to meet Crown requirements, a legal entity was required to lead the claims towards settlement.

Consequently, the Ahuriri Claimant Group registered Mana Ahuriri as an incorporated society on 6 April 2009. A copy of the Mana Ahuriri Constitution is on the Documents page of ths website. The principal purpose of MAI is to represent the Ahuriri Hapu in negotiations with the Crown for a settlement of their Treaty claims (see clause 2.2 of the Constitution)

Around the same time, the Crown approved the mandate strategy that had been developed by the Ahuriri Claimant Group, and the Crown Forestry Rental Trust agreed to provide funding to support the mandating phase. Copies of the mandate strategy and the Crown’s approval of the mandate strategy are in the Documents page of this website.

Since its establishment, Mana Ahuriri has been working to ensure all Ahuriri Hapu members are informed about the new legal entity, and the mandate proposal. Approximately 922 individuals are currently registered with Mana Ahuriri, and the hapu register grows daily.

On Friday 22 May 2009, Mana Ahuriri held its first general meeting with its members. The purpose of the hui was to inform the Ahuriri Hapu about the establishment of Mana Ahuriri, and to call for nominations to the Komiti of Mana Ahuriri.
CLAIM HISTORY
Komiti MembersThe Constitution provides that the Komiti includes a Founding Komiti, comprising members of the Ahuriri Claimant Group, Barry Wilson, Heitia Hiha, Nigel Hadfield, Piriniha Prentice, and Ranui Toatoa. This was to ensure that the new legal entity, Mana Ahuriri, retained the knowledge and experience of the Ahuriri Claimant Group, who had already been progressing

the claims of the Ahuriri Hapu for some time, and also already had a good level of support from the Ahuriri Hapu.

However, the Founding Komiti was also concerned to ensure that the new legal entity was truly representative of the Ahuriri Hapu. Therefore, at the hui on Friday 22 May, nominations were called for additional members to the Mana Ahuriri Komiti. Originally, it was only intended to ask for nominations for 2 additional members. However, after requests from hui attendees, the Founding Komiti agreed to extend this to the maximum number of additional members possible under the Constitution: 4 additional members.

Nominations were then received for the 4 additional Komiti members. Following the receipt of these nominations, elections were held, culminating in a hui held at Pukemokimoki marae on Tuesday 7 July 2009. This led to the election of 4 new Komiti members, Beverely Kemp-Harmer, Evelyn Ratima, Rangi Spooner, and Terry Wilson).

The members of the Mana Ahuriri Komiti were therefore as follows:

- Barry Wilson
- Beverley Kemp-Harmer
- Evelyn Ratima
- Heitia Hiha
- Nigel Hadfield
- Piriniha Prentice (Chairperson)
- Rangi Spooner
- Ranui Toatoa (Deputy Chairperson) and
- Terry Wilson.

Each of these Komiti members will be required to stand for re-election at the annual general meeting of Mana Ahuriri held in 2011. (Clause 9.2 of the Mana Ahuriri Constitution provides that the Founding Komiti will hold office until 31 March 2011, and clause 11.1 provides that elected Komiti members are elected for a term of two years). Following this, the Constitution provides for the rotation of Komiti members, with a minimum of two Komiti members being required to retire at each annual general meeting from 2011 (clause 11.2). Komiti members are elected on a pan-Hapu basis, that is, they are not elected to represent particular Hapu.

A Komiti member may be dismissed if they have been convicted of a criminal offence (within a year of nomination or subsequent to nomination), commit any act or omission which brings Mana Ahuriri into disrepute, or hinder or defeat the business or objectives of Mana Ahuriri. A 75 per cent majority vote of Komiti members present at a Komiti meeting is required to bring about a dismissal on the above grounds. Membership of the Komiti shall also cease if a member resigns, dies, has been declared bankrupt, has been convicted of an offense involving dishonesty, is absent from three consecutive Komiti meetings or by reason of mental or bodily disability.

Where there is any change in the Membership of the Mana Ahuriri Komiti, members will be informed by way of panui and notification on the Mana Ahuriri website. A copy of such notification will also be appended to the Deed of Mandate.
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Negotiation StructureMana Ahuriri has developed a negotiation structure guided and informed by the following principles:

- Ensure measures and procedures honour and respect the tikanga of the Ahuriri Hapu;
- Respect the autonomy and mana of the Ahuriri Hapu;
- Promote collaboration and co-operation across Ahuriri Hapu;
- Ensure effective and appropriate representation;
- Recognise the importance of the use of traditional structures and relationships;
- Build on existing structures and processes as much as possible; and
- Ensure regular reporting to members and meaningful consideration of their views.

The diagram above illustrates the different components within the negotiation structure. Mana Ahuriri would be the entity mandated by the Ahuriri Hapu. Mana Ahuriri will be governed by the Komiti, who will have the key decision-making role in the negotiations. Mana Ahuriri will be supported by a Kahui Pakeke of respected elders, and an administrative arm. The Komiti will also appoint a Negotiating Team to carry out the day-to-day operation of the negotiations.

The Komiti will carry out a steering group type role, with responsibility for matters such as holding the mandate for negotiations and the accountability relationship with the Hapu, overseeing the process and setting the strategic direction for the negotiations.

The Komiti will be supported by a Kahui Pakeke of respected Hapu elders, who will provide cultural oversight and direction. The specific matters on which the Kahui Pakeke will provide direction are:

- Ensuring the quality and accuracy of the hapu register by ensuring that all registered members have genealogical ties to one or more of the seven Ahuriri Hapu.
- Providing quality advice and input on the history of the Ahuriri Hapu since 1840.
- Ensuring the cultural safety of the Komiti during each phase of the negotiations by providing cultural advice on matters of Tikanga, kawa and any other issues of a cultural nature.

The administration arm of Mana Ahuriri is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the negotiations. It will ensure the proper implementation of policies and work plans, compliance with statutory requirements and contractual obligations, and will also ensure that funds are managed appropriately.

While Mana Ahuriri is the mandated body, for timeliness and to optimise efficiency, the Komiti will delegate the day-to-day task of carrying out the negotiations to a sub-Komiti (referred to as a Negotiating Team). The Negotiating Team’stask will be to negotiate a draft Deed of Settlement.

Mana Ahuriri has developed policies and processes with regard to the operation of the negotiation structure. These can be broadly grouped into the four areas: decision-making, representation, accountability and dispute resolution.
CLAIM HISTORY
Mana Ahuriri IncorporatedOn the 6th September 2013 Mana Ahuriri Incorporated held the Annual General Meeting at Wharerangi Marae...
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The Mandated Body - BackgroundMana Ahuriri was established as an incorporated society in April 2009 by members of the Ahuriri Claimant Group...
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Komiti MembersThe Constitution provides that the Komiti includes a Founding Komiti, comprising members of the Ahuriri Claimant Group...
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Negotiation StructureMana Ahuriri has developed a negotiation structure guided and informed by the following principles...
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Mana Ahuriri IncorporatedOn the 6th September 2013 Mana Ahuriri Incorporated held the Annual General Meeting at Wharerangi Marae. The announcement of the successful candidates to fill two vacancies on the Board of Mana Ahuriri were as follows;

• Ruruarau Heitia Hiha, and
• Tania Huata-Kupa

The Board members for Mana Ahuriri Incorporated are;

• Terry Wilson (Chairman)
• Piri Prentice (Deputy Chairman)
• Beverley Kemp-Harmer (Secretary)
• Barry Wilson (Treasurer)
• Joinella Maihi-Carroll (Trustee)
• Evelyn Ratima (Trustee)
• Rangi Spooner (Trustee)
• Ruruarau Heitia Hiha (Trustee/Kaumatua)
• Tania Huata-Kupa (Trustee)

Mana Ahuriri is preceded by the Ahuriri Claimant Group, which included representatives of the three key claims of the Ahuriri Hapu (Wai 55, Wai 168, and Wai 400), and already had an informal mandate to progress the claims of the Ahuriri Hapu due to a number of previous hui held with Ahuriri Hapu over the years.

On 18 July 2008, the then Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon Dr Michael Cullen, wrote to the Ahuriri Claimant Group to confirm that the Crown accepts the Ahuriri Hapu as a large natural grouping for Treaty settlement purposes. Accordingly, the Ahuriri Claimant Group set about developing a mandate strategy to obtain a formal mandate from the Ahuriri Hapu.

In early 2009, it became apparent that the most practical, transparent, and accountable means for doing this would be to establish a new legal entity to seek a formal mandate from the Ahuriri Hapu. Accordingly, the Ahuriri Claimant Group established Mana Ahuriri as an incorporated society in April 2009. Concurrently, the Crown approved the mandate strategy developed for Mana Ahuriri to seek a formal mandate from the Ahuriri Hapu.

During July 2009, Mana Ahuriri held three hui around the country to present its mandate proposal to the Ahuriri Hapu and to provide an opportunity for the Ahuriri Hapu to question, and discuss the proposal with Mana Ahuriri representatives. Registered adult members of Mana Ahuriri were also asked to vote by way of postal ballot on the mandate proposal. The results of that postal ballot were overwhelmingly to accept Mana Ahuriri’s mandate proposal (98.8% of all valid votes received).

A formal mandate has therefore been conferred by Ahuriri Hapu members on Mana Ahuriri to represent them in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive and final settlement of their historical Treaty claims. In the case of Ngati Tu and Ngai Te Ruruku this mandate is shared with Maungaharuru-Tangitu Incorporated, who have also sought a mandate to represent these hapu for parts of their claims.
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MIHI
Ahuriri Tonu E
Ka hoki nei au ki te orokohanga O AhuririI return to the very beginnings of my beloved Ahuriri
Heipipi ki te raki te tohu o te mana o te mauri O WhatumamoaHeipipi to the north the headquarters of the Ngati Whatumamoa people
I Heretaunga waiho e Te Orotu waiho ki a WhatumamoaIn Heretaunga abandoned by Te Orotu left to Whatumamoa
Nona taku kiri pangoFrom whom comes the dark skin we inherit to this day
Na wai ra, Na wai raPresently
Ki Te Whanganui A Orotu ki Ahuriri To Te Whanganui A Orotu to Ahuriri
Ko te ipu a Taraia ko te Maara a TawhaoOf Taraia and Tawhao their descendents
Ko ona tiini ki runga ko ona tiini ki raroSpread throughout the rohe of Ngati Kahungunu
Kati ana a Maungaharuru tuwhera a TangituI recall that when Maungaharuru opens Tangitu closes
Kati ana a Tangitu, tuwhera a MaungaharuruWhen Tangitu opens Maungaharuru closes
Otatara ki te tonga Kohukete ki te uru, Mataruahou ki te moanaI look to Otatara in the south and Kohukete to the west and Mataruahou touched by Hinemoana
Kai tua ko Pania te tipua no te iwi Ponaturi eOn the other side of which is Pania a princess of the sea people
Omiomio te whenuaThe land rolls and rumbles
Ko Ahuriri tonu eBehold Ahuriri!
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Mana Ahuriri Trust
PO BOX 12076
Ahuriri 4144

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SETTLEMENT INFORMATION
Agreement in Principle SigningAgreement in Principle Signing The confirmed date from the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Settlements, the Honorable Christopher Finlayson for the signing …
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Deed of Settlement SigningDeed of Settlement Signing On the 6th September 2013 Mana Ahuriri Incorporated held the Annual General Meeting at Wharerangi Marae…
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A.I.P.
Mana Ahuriri Incorporated Agreement in Principle SigningThe confirmed date from the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Settlements, the Honorable Christopher Finlayson for the signing of our Agreement in Principle (AIP) was, 3:30pm on the 19th December 2013 in Wellington.

Buses departed from Napier, Pukemokimoki Marae, and the Nimons Bus depot in Whakatu, Hastings.

Beverley Kemp-Harmer and Tania Huata coordinated the buses and travel arrangements for the whanau that took part in that significant day in the history of our people.
D.O.S.
Mana Ahuriri Trust Deed of Settlement SigningThe Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, the Honorable Christopher Finlayson signed the Deed of Settlement (DOS) on the 2nd November 2016 in Wellington at Parliament House.

The settlement provides an acknowledgement, apology and redress for the Crown’s historical breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Financial and commercial redress includes $19.5 million and the right to buy shares in the Kaweka and Gwavas Crown Forest Licensed lands. Pakake, Heipipi Pa Historic Reserve and Conservation House in Napier will be vested in Ahuriri Hapū as part of their cultural redress.

The settlement will also establish a permanent statutory committee called Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga to protect and enhance the environmental, economic, social, spiritual, historical and cultural values of Te Muriwai o Te Whanga (Ahuriri Estuary) for present and future generations.

Here are some photographs of the whanau that attended the signing of the Deed of Settlement, another significant day in the history of our people.