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This amended Constitution empowers Te Runanga o Te Rarawa to act as theprincipal governance body to administer the affairs of Te Rarawa, including:(a) acting as the Mandated Iwi Organisation of Te Rarawa for the purposes ofthe Maori Fisheries Act 2004;(b) acting as the Iwi Aquaculture Organisation for the purposes of the MaoriCommercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004;(c) to receive the Te Rarawa Treaty of Waitangi historical claim settlement;and(d) to receive any other settlements or resources that Te Rarawa may, fromtime to time, be entitled to.
This Constitution sets out the functions and purposes, and provides for the control,governance, and operation of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa.
The Trustees shall forthwith after the ratification of these documents file anapplication to amend the existing trust under the name Te Runanga O Te Rarawaas required under the provisions of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. The Trusteesshall also apply to the Charities Commission for registration as required by theCharities Act 2005.
After the Constitution has been amended, the Trustees will file an application withthe Inland Revenue Department for continued exemption from the payment of taxesand duties imposed by the various Revenue Acts of Parliament in New Zealand.
The Trustees shall require Te Runanga o Te Rarawa to adopt this Constitution asthe Constitution for Te Runanga o Te Rarawa.
The Trustees shall have the power to register this Constitution under any other formof trust or appropriate legal entity in the future subject to the necessary approvalsbeing obtained at an AGM or Special Meeting.