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2 AUGUST 2018 Elections Update

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui was established to lead the implementation of Ruruku Whakatupua (Whanganui River Deed of Settlement) in conjunction with the uri, whānau, hapū of Whanganui Iwi and manage, grow and develop the financial assets of the Iwi to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and all Whanganui uri, whānau and hapū.

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Trust is made up of seven (7) Trustees who are each elected for a three-year term. The current Trustees took office in September 2015, and as such, their term will expire in September 2018. All Trustees will therefore vacate their seats, but are eligible for re-election.

Electing the new Trustees is a two-stage process.

The first stage required a resolution from Te Rūnanga o Te Awa Tupua of nominations to fill up to three (3) of the seven (7) seats. While nominated by the Rūnanga, these three (3) nominees owe a duty in common with all Trustees to work in the interests of all beneficiaries.

Hapū delegates met on 10 February 2018 at Ngāpūwaiwaha Marae, Taumarunui [View further information via the February e-pānui here] and resolved to nominate:
– Rāwiri Tinirau
– Joey Allen Jnr
– Alaina Teki-Clark

The second stage calls for nominations for four (4) Trustee positions from Whanganui Iwi members generally. As there were more nominations received than vacancies, an election will be held by postal and internet voting, to confirm the four (4) Trustee positions.
Voting packs, together with Candidate Profiles, will be sent to all registered adult members and will be posted from Monday 30 July 2018.

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui encourages its members to vote and invites anyone who has not already registered, aged 18 years and over and with the appropriate whakapapa, to apply to be included on the Whanganui Iwi register.

A Whanganui Iwi registration form is available by downloading from the link here or by contacting the Returning Officer 0800 666 042 or iro@electionz.com

Postal and electronic voting will open on Monday 30 July 2018

and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

For more information please read the following documents

Election of Trustees for Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui (August 2017 pānui)

NTT 2018 Elections candidate booklet

NTT 2018 Elections candidate profile booklet