News & Events
Posted 8 November 2023
UPDATE FROM SETTLEMENT TRUST BOARD CHAIR
MĀ TE WHĀNAU WHĀNUI
Ki ngā tini uri o Haumoewārangi me tōna makau a Waihekeao, tēnei mātou tō poari e mihi kau atu ana ki a koutou.
We have received many enquiries from the whānau regarding the matter raised by Kaipara District Council (KDC) Deputy Mayor, Cr Jonathan Larsen’s Facebook post urging Te Uri o Hau to support the reallocation of Government funding to Kaiwaka and Mangawhai projects.
Our non-response to the original post was deliberate as that was not the right platform to express our concerns.
On Tuesday 31 October 2023, we confirmed our position in writing to the KDC that we do not support the reallocation of $3.02 million of Government funding. This means the funding will remain allocated to two community library hubs for Dargaville and Mangawhai as planned and approved by the previous council, wider community consultation and approved by Te Uri o Hau and Te Roroa as Tangata Whenua. Te Roroa also did not support the reallocation of Better Off funding.
Te Uri o Hau have made a careful and informed decision to support kaupapa that aligns with your values and vision. The two community library hubs will better serve Māori and the wider Kaipara District.
A Memorandum of Understanding is in place between Te Uri o Hau and KDC to help guide our iwi-council relationship. We want to have an ongoing relationship with KDC that is meaningful, productive and mutually beneficial. In that spirit, Te Uri o Hau have engaged with KDC leadership on several occasions to advance a number of concerns.
Sadly, progress is yet to be made on the use of karakia at council meetings, the retention of Te Reo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in KDC policies and documents, and the re-establishment of the co-governance committee for Te Pou Tū Te Rangi and Harding Park.
We will continue to engage with KDC on your behalf to the best of our ability and look forward to advancing your values and vision for the future for Ngā Uri o Haumoewārangi.
We appreciate and thank all of you for your support and encouragement.
Tuia te kaha tuatinitini, whīria te kaha manomano. E kore tēnei taura tangata e motu.
Reno Skipper - Chair
On Behalf of the Settlement Trust Board
Posted 4 September 2023
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust will be held at
Waihaua Marae, 944 Arapaoa Road, Tinopai on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 10:00am
AGENDA FOR MEETING
• Annual reports
• Vote on mandate
• General Business
REPORTS TO BE LAID BEFORE THE MEETING
1) The trustees will report on the following for the preceding income year (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023)
(a) Performance against the statement of intent
(b) Operation of the settlement trust and sub-trusts
(c) Consolidated financial statements of the Settlement Trust and the sub-trusts
2) The trustees will also report on the consolidated statement of intent for the current income year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Copies of the Trust Deed, financial statements, performance and operation report, auditors’ report and consolidated statement of intent will be available for inspection on the Trust’s website www.uriohau.co.nz.
Hard copies may be obtained from the 11th of September 2023 by phoning Te Ao Marama Paniora on (09) 459 7001 or by visiting the Trust’s office C/- Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust, 2nd Floor, 5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours between 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Posted 25 October 2022
Notice of 2022
Trustee Election Results
I, Sarah Kessell (Returning Officer) hereby give notice of the results of the election for four new trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust, held 22 September 2022 for Otamatea and Waihaua Marae and 17 October 2022 for Oruawharo and Waikaretu Marae.
AOTEAROA MARAE, OTAMATEA
Debbie Dawson-Renahan 22
Reno Skipper 73
Invalid votes 36
WAIHAUA MARAE, ARAPAOA
Taiawhio Wati (sole nominee)
RANGIMARIE MARAE, ORUAWHARO
Georgina Connelly (sole nominee)
WAIKARETU MARAE, POUTO
Joesephine Nathan 54
Malcolm Welsh 63
Invalid votes 30
As from 27 October 2022, the eight trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust will be Henry Holyoake and Malcolm Welsh (for Waikaretu Marae), Antony Thompson and Taiawhio Wati (for Waihaua Marae), Raniera Pene and Georgina Connelly (for Oruawharo Marae) and Albert Shelford and Reno Skipper (for Otamatea Marae).
A candidate may apply in writing for a recount (to the address below) within three working days of the publication of this notice provided that candidate requires less than 50 further votes to be elected.
Sarah Kessell (Returning Officer)
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust
PO Box 1976
Posted 14 October 2022
Result of Annual General Meeting
Vote to Amend Trust Deed
Following the Annual General Meeting of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust on 24 September 2022, notice is hereby given of the result of the vote two (2) proposed amendments to the Trust Deed.
Removes the obligatory requirement of the Trustees to produce consolidated half-yearly reports of the operations of the Trust and its sub-trusts (Refer Clause 9.3) ACCEPTED
Removes the obligatory requirement of the Trustees of the various sub-trusts of the Trust to produce half yearly reports of the operations of the sub-trusts (Refer Clause 5.2.2) ACCEPTED
The Trustees, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust
Posted 28 July 2022
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust (the Trust)
Notice of Election of Trustees
for Waikaretu & Oruawharo
As at 5pm Friday 22 July 2022 no nominations were received for Waikaretu Marae and Oruawharo Marae. As a result of not receiving a nomination for Waikaretu or Oruawharo I hereby invite again nominations for the election of two (2) new trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust. Nominations must be made on the form available from the Trust’s office at 2/5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm any business day or on request by phoning Toni Wirihana (09) 4597001. Requirements for Trustee eligibility will be provided with the nomination forms.
One trustee will be elected from each of the four (4) Ancestral Marae; Oruawharo, Otamatea, Waihaua and Waikaretu. A postal ballot will be held if more than one valid nomination is received. Each new trustee will serve two consecutive terms of three (3) years each. According to the Trust Deed, the following trustees will automatically be re-elected for a further three (3) year term – Henry Anthony Holyoake (Waikaretu Marae), Raniera Wiremu Te Reo o Te Ao Marama Pene (Oruawharo Marae), Albert Shelford (Otamatea Marae) and Antony Thompson (Waihaua Marae)
Nominations close 4pm, Monday 29 August 2022.
The Returning Officer will post ballot papers to every adult Te Uri o Hau registered on the beneficiary roll for Waikaretu and Oruawharo one month after the date nominations close.
Postal elections will close 4pm, Monday 17th October 2022.
Any Te Uri o Hau 18 years or over may nominate another adult Te Uri o Hau registered with the same Ancestral Marae and recorded on the Trust's beneficiary roll. The beneficiary roll is open for inspection at the Trust's office at 2/5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm any business day, office phone (09) 459 7001.
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust
PO Box 1976
Mobile: (027) 588 1860
Posted 23 March 2022
If you have got fenced areas close to the waterway in the Kaipara Catchment the KMR Team want to hear from you. They are looking for land that is ready for planting!
You have a minimum of 20ha of land (or can join with neighbours to get a minimum of 20ha).
Fenced wetland areas
Riparian planting areas, or other fenced areas near waterways ready to spray and plant
Have a community planting restoration project (wetland or riparian)
Have a minimum of 1ha of land plant