Kaiwhare 14D1 Ahu Whenua Trust

An application has been made to the Māori Land Court in Christchurch to terminate the Ahu Whenua Trust known as the Kaiwhare Blk II No 14D Sec 1 Ahu Whenua Trust. This trust was constituted over the Māori Land Block known as Kaiwhare No 14D1 which lies north of Kaikōura near Mangamaunu.

The Trust currently has only one temporary trustee whose trusteeship period has now lapsed. They are not seeking reappointment. If no expressions of interest from potential trustees are received, the Court will terminate the trust.

This application has been provisionally set down for hearing on 9 December 2016 in Christchurch.
If anyone would like more information, wishes to lodge objections, or seeks to be appointed as a trustee please contact the Registrar of the Māori Land Court in Christchurch for more information.

Māori Land Court – Te Waipounamu
DDI: +64 3 962 4902 | Fax: +64 3 962 4901
30 Sheffield Crescent Christchurch 8053 | P.O. Box 2200 | DX WX 11124

Whakatū/Nelson-based whānau

Kia ora Kāi Tahu whānau,
Are you living in the Whakatū/Nelson region and wanting to touch base with other Whakatū-based Kāi Tahu?
If you, or your whānau are interested in connecting, please make contact via the email address below. There are some upcoming opportunities for Kāi Tahu whānau in the rohe so please get in touch to find out more.
Contact: [email protected]

Land pānui

Pānui to owners of Claim 66 Invercargill, Rockdale Rd Invercargill.
An owner meeting for the above section of māori freehold land has been set down as follows:
Date: 27 November (Sunday) 2016
Venue: Murihiku Marae, Tramway Rd – Invercargill
Time: 1.30pm
The purpose of this meeting is to elect trustees.
Signed, R.A Ryan.

Southland District Council needs your feedback

Southland District Council is seeking feedback on the draft Remission and Postponement of Rates on Māori Freehold Land Policy.

This draft policy recognises that Māori freehold land may have particular features or ownership structures in place that make it appropriate to waive the collection of rates. Service rates will still be charged if the services are being provided. The draft policy can be viewed on the Southland District Council’s website, or at your local Council Office. In this draft policy, changes have been made to the roles and responsibilities section of the Policy, to reflect changes in roles within Council. Other minor clarifications have also been made.

Submissions close at 5pm on the 26 of November 2016. Submissions can be made through the Council’s website (https://consult.southlanddc.govt.nz), via post (Southland District Council, Submissions, PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840), or in writing to your local Southland District Council office. Written submissions must be clearly labelled with this policy’s name, and submissions must contain the name, address and contact details of the submitter.

All submissions received by Southland District Council will be made available to the public. For further information contact Robyn Rout, 0800 732 732.

Notice of Intention to Form a Whānau Ahu Whenua Trust

A meeting of Beaton Farm whānau members will be held at Takahanga Marae, Sunday 11 December 10am-12pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss forming a whānau Ahu Whenua Trust for the Beaton whānau farm.

Matters for discussion will include: outline of a trust document, trustees and any other matters pertinent to the forming of a trust. For further details please contact: Katharina Ruckstuhl. Email: [email protected] or phone 03 474 0664.

Ngāi Tahu welcomes appointment of ECan members

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu congratulates Elizabeth Cunningham (Ngāi Tahu – Koukourārata) and Iaean Cranwell (Ngāi Tahu – Wairewa) on their appointment as members of the Environment Canterbury Board. As part of the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill, Ngāi Tahu has two appointed members, who will join seven elected councillors and four other government-appointed members to create the new governance structure at Environment Canterbury.

Elizabeth Cunningham will be undertaking her second term as a member while Iaean will be in his first term.
Tā Mark Solomon says Elizabeth and Iaean have the full support of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

“Elizabeth is a highly experienced leader who will continue to advocate for our interests as a member,” says Tā Mark Solomon.

He says Elizabeth has experience in a number of leadership positions including on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu board, and through her work on Canterbury District Health Board and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority National Earthquake Memorial Steering Group. Tā Mark expects Iaean will provide a strong voice for Ngāi Tahu on the board.

“Iaean has significant experience in working on environmental issues, including as a former Chair of Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd and as an Alternate for the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Board,” says Tā Mark.

We also congratulate the remaining government appointed members: David Bedford, Hon David Caygill CNZM, Thomas Lambie ONZM and Professor Peter Skelton CNZM.