Office of Treaty Settlements Invitation – Crown Recognised Mandate Process




30 o ngā rā o Whiringa-ā-rangi 2017


 Tēnā rā koutou te whakaminenga o Ātiawa, o Ngāti Mutunga, o Ngāti Tama me Ngāti Maru Wharanui.  Me tuku mihi ngā mātāpono o tō tātou Poari e mau ana, “He korōria ki te Atua; he maungārongo ki te whenua; he whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa” Nō reira, tēnā tātou katoa.

Greetings to every person who is descended from a primary ancestor of Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Maru Wharanui.  

 Office of Treaty Settlements Invitation – Crown Recognised Mandate Process

The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) has invited Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai to consider entering into direct Treaty settlement negotiations through the Crown Recognised Mandate process.

Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust (the Trust) invites you to attend a hui-a-iwi to discuss this process.  All interested whānau, hapū, iwi, claimants, hapū entities, and descendants with an affiliation to Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, are encouraged to participate in this kaupapa.

Te Rā:             Rātapu 17 o ngā rā o Hakihea / Sunday 17th December 2017
Te Wā:            10.00 am – 1.00 pm, followed by a shared kai
Te Wāhi:          Whakarongotai Marae, Waikanae
RSVP:             For catering purposes please RSVP to Kristie / 04 293 1538 by Wednesday 13th December 2017


In October 2017 the Trust, reviewed the draft OTS work plan that tasked Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai to begin the Mandate Recognition process by the end of October 2017.  The Trust did not believe the work plan was practical or representative of our Treaty partnership with the Crown because of the unrealistic timeframes to inform our iwi and the claimant community within our rohe.

Therefore, the Trust recommended OTS allow more time to consult with our iwi and the claimant community about this kaupapa; with an aim to re-engage with OTS in February 2018.

On 3 November 2017 OTS formerly accepted the Trust’s recommendation, agreeing February 2018 is a far more realistic timeframe.

The Trust has invited Tihema Baker, former OTS Analyst, to inform our iwi about the Mandate Recognition process. This is the first opportunity for our iwi to engage and learn more about this process, and to discuss options and preferences. The Trust plans to co-ordinate several presentation hui to give our confederation of Taranaki iwi adequate time to consider this invitation from OTS.

Below is a brief summary of the information and examples of questions that will be answered at the hui. I would appreciate you sharing this invitation and information with whānau, wider claimant members and beneficiaries affiliated to your claim and our iwi.

I look forward to your participation at the hui-a-iwi on 17th December 2017.

Nā reira, Kia Piki Te Ora,

André Baker


Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust Board






Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust Board

11 Elizabeth Street

P O Box 509, Waikanae 5250


Office of Treaty Settlements – Crown 2018 Negotiation Priorities

Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust has invited Tihema Baker, former Office of Treaty Settlements Analyst, to give presentations to our iwi on the Mandate Recognition process.

Tihema has over four years’ experience in Treaty settlements and Treaty-compliant policy development, and has specific experience of the Mandate Recognition process.

Below are the types of questions we expect the presentation will answer:

  • What is Mandate Recognition?

  • What are Treaty settlements?

  • How are Treaty settlements connected to the Waitangi Tribunal hearings process?

  • Why is Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai being asked to consider entering direct Treaty settlement negotiations?

  • What happens to our Wai claims in the Treaty settlement process?

  • How long do Treaty settlement negotiations take?

  • Who receives the redress from a Treaty settlement?

  • What if we don’t want to enter direct Treaty settlement negotiations?

  • What role can we play in Treaty settlement negotiations?

There will be time after the presentation to ask questions and discuss the Mandate Recognition process amongst ourselves.


Kristie Parata


Ph:  04 293 1538