26 Apr 2012

Tauranga iwi to hold hui in Australia

7:52 am on 26 April 2012

Tauranga iwi Ngati Ranginui says it is unsure how many of its descendants will attend two hui being held in Australia later this month to inform them about its Treaty of Waitangi settlement.

The settlement is worth about $33 million and needs to be voted on by tribal members. Only those registered can vote.

Chairman of Te Roopu Whakamana o Nga Hapu o Ngati Ranginui Antoine Coffin says hui will be held in Sydney and Brisbane on 28 and 29 April.

He says he is unsure how many will attend the hui in Australia but anticipates a good turn out because many Ngati Ranginui descendants live there.

Mr Coffin says iwi members have until 25 May to register so they can vote on the settlement.