Ngati Hei Vote Passes

Congratulations Whanau, we have made it to a major milestone.

The past few years of hard work by our negotiators and our many trustees over time has come to fruition.

With the completion of voting, we can reveal the following:

On the issue of accepting the Ngati Hei Settlement the voting numbers were:

133 people voted

All unanimously voted for the acceptance of the Settlement Package.

On the issue of the Ngati Hei PSGE Deed and its associated Trustees the voting numbers were:

133 people voted

122 voted to accept the deed

10 voted in the negative

As a 91.73% vote in the positive, the PSGE Deed and the associated Trustees have been accepted also.

What does this mean for us next?

We now wait for the acceptance of the voting by the Government and then pending that acceptance, the Trustees will sign a resolution to uphold the deed and travel to Wellington to officially sign over the  settlement.

Once done, the hard work begins. We have a lot to prepare for with the returning assets and the upcoming 2019 Captain Cook Anniversary Celebrations and in order to see this through we will need to muster our available resources and begin the journey to revitalizing Ngati Hei and our surrounding communities.

I look forward to beginning this journey with all of you.

Thank you for your support whanau, Kia Kaha!

Derek Neal, Chairman, Ngati Hei Charitable Trust.