In February, Te Ohu Kaimoana sent letters to all iwi providing information about the 11-Year Review of the governance arrangements of the Māori Fisheries Settlement structures and the restrictions on the sale of the Settlement Assets. This process is now underway. The initial step is for the iwi Electoral Colleges to convene and appoint a representative to the Review Committee, which is responsible for appointing a reviewer, setting the terms of reference and distributing the report to relevant entities once the review has been completed.
At this stage, only about half of the Electoral Colleges have appointed a person to the Committee of Representatives. Te Ohu Kaimoana urges the remaining Electoral Colleges to meet and make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure that all iwi can participate in this important review.
Our website contains necessary information about the review. If iwi require any other assistance, please email us at email@example.com or contact Simon Karipa at Te Ohu Kaimoana.