Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act 2005

Reprint as at 25 March 2005

Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act 2005

Private Act2005 No 1
Date of assent24 March 2005
Commencementsee section 2

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


  • Preamble

    • (1) Te Runanga o Ngati Awa was constituted by Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act 1988. That Act declared Te Runanga o Ngati Awa to be a Maori Trust Board within the meaning and for the purposes of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955. Te Runanga o Ngati Awa acts for and on behalf of nga uri o nga hapu o Ngati Awa, being the members of the Ngati Awa tribe in the Eastern Bay of Plenty:

    • (2) On 27 March 2003, Ngati Awa entered into a deed of settlement with the Crown to settle all of its historical claims against the Crown under the Treaty of Waitangi:

    • (3) It is a condition of the deed of settlement that a governance entity be established to receive and administer the settlement for and on behalf of Ngati Awa:

    • (4) Discussions have occurred both within Ngati Awa and between Ngati Awa and the Crown in order to identify and agree on the nature of the governance entity to be established to receive and administer the settlement redress for and on behalf of Ngati Awa. Te Runanga o Ngati Awa, in its present role as a Maori Trust Board, is not regarded as suitable to undertake this function:

    • (5) The Crown and Ngati Awa have agreed on the nature of the governance entity to be established to receive and administer the settlement. In establishing this entity, it is not thought desirable to abolish Te Runanga o Ngati Awa, but to make changes to its structure and the way it operates:

    • (6) The members of Ngati Awa have, by postal ballot, agreed to the reconstitution of Te Runanga o Ngati Awa as proposed by this Act:

    • (7) This Act is necessary to reconstitute Te Runanga o Ngati Awa and satisfy the condition in the deed of settlement for the establishment of a governance entity to receive and administer the settlement redress for and on behalf of Ngati Awa.