I hereby declare the results for the ratification poll held by ballot box collection at the information hui and postal and internet voting between 19 August and 16 September 2011.
Resolution 1: That the Deed of Settlement be accepted and approved for signing on behalf of Rongowhakaata by the mandated signatories.
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The majority (being 96.14%) of those voting on Resolution 1 voted YES/AE.
I therefore declare that Resolution 1 is ACCEPTED.
Resolution 2: That the Rongowhakaata Settlement Trust be approved as the governance entity to receive the Rongowhakaata redress and the Nga Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi Settlement Trust be
approved as the governance entity to receive the Nga Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi Redress.
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The majority (being 96.79%) of those voting on the second resolution voted YES/AE.
I therefore declare that Resolution 2 is ACCEPTED.
Resolution 3: Strategic Investment Option 1 – That Rongowhakaata pursue a farm land acquisition strategy and accept a return on assets of 3% to 4%.
Strategic Investment Option 2 – That Rongowhakaata pursue a highest return on assets strategy and accept a return on assets no less than 6%.
STRATEGIC INVESTMENT OPTION 1 255
STRATEGIC INVESTMENT OPTION 2 278
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The majority (being 52.16%) of those voting on the third resolution voted that Rongowhakaata pursue a highest return on assets strategy and accept a return on assets no less than 6%.
Resolution 4: That the Rongowhakaata Charitable Trust be able to allow the use of my registration information by the Rongowhakaata Post Settlement Governance Entities and my primary marae for the sole purpose of communications and keeping me fully informed on Rongowahakaata developments.
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The majority (being 97.36%) of those voting on the fourth resolution voted YES/AE.
I therefore declare that Resolution 4 is ACCEPTED.
The Voter Return Percentage was 35.87%, being 576 votes received from 1,606 eligible electors, of which 204 (35.42%) voted via the internet and 372 (64.58%) voted by post or at the information hui.
Dated at Christchurch this 22nd day of September 2011.
Returning Officer – Rongowhakaata
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