22nd August 2014
Ng**ā**ti Rangi Trust Receives Crown Mandate
The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Minister of Māori Affairs have recognised Ngāti Rangi Trust’s mandate to represent Ngāti Rangi in Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations with the Crown.
Ngāti Rangi Trust is extremely pleased with the Crown’s recognition of its mandate and acknowledges all those who have assisted with this achievement. Kemp Dryden, Chair of the Ngāti Rangi Trust, says “Each milestone in the Treaty negotiations process provides us with an opportunity to reflect with appreciation on all those who have contributed to this journey, including many who are no longer with us.” The Deed of Mandate submitted by the Ngāti Rangi Trust to the Crown demonstrated that the Trust had obtained the mandate of the iwi to represent Ngāti Rangi in negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of all of its historical Treaty claims. Mr Dryden says “The Crown’s recognition of the Deed of Mandate is a significant milestone in the Treaty settlement process, and the Trust looks forward to entering into the next stage of discussions with the Crown.”
Ngāti Rangi Trust intends to meet further with iwi members and neighbouring iwi to continue discussions regarding the mandate, as well likely next steps. Mr Dryden says “Of utmost importance to us are our relationships with our whanaunga, both internal and external. We will be arranging hui with our whanaunga to discuss our mandate and next steps.”
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Chair, Ngāti Rangi Trust