- Tūhoronuku has submitted the Deed of Mandate to the Crown.
- During this period, Tuhoronuku will continue to hui with Hapu, whanau and claimants.
- The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) will publicly advertise the Deed of Mandate application and hold a public submission process, seeking comments from interested parties. Four weeks is the usual timeframe within which submissions are received.
- After reviewing any submissions, OTS, in consultation with Te Puni Kokiri, will then report to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Minister of Māori Affairs. The Ministers will then decide whether to recognise the mandate on behalf of the Crown.