Approving the Draft DOS
Once the draft Deed of Settlement has been initialled, you’ll vote on whether or not to approve the settlement. The Crown can’t sign the Deed of Settlement until it’s sure that the claimant group as a whole accepts it. It must be a full, final and comprehensive settlement of your group’s historical grievances against the Crown.
How the Deed of Settlement is shared with the claimant group and voted on is up to the WPSCT, but it will be similar to the process you went through when the WPSCT were mandated.
- There will be hui advertised at marae in your rohe to meet and discuss the terms of the settlement.
- You’ll have an opportunity to review the initialled Deed of Settlement.
- The WPSCT will give you a summary of the package that the Crown is offering, and will explain how they worked it out.
- There will be time for questions and discussion.
- Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) will attend the hui to make sure that the process is open and fair, and that everyone who wants to speak is able to.
If you don’t live in the rohe and can’t make it to a hui, you should get this information in the post.