Karanga, karanga ki a Ranginui e tū iho nei Karanga, karanga ki a Papatūānuku e takoto nei Kia rarau ngā tapuwae a ngā uri o Te Awa Tupua He putanga ariki! He putanga tauira!
Voting has opened for Trustees of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui for the 2021-2024 term.
Registered adult iwi members are now eligible to vote for the candidates that can lead the Trust in the next phase of our journey.
What you need to know:
The Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trustee Election process is being run by the Independent Returning Officer, Election Services.
The following page has been set up for information purposes only - you are unable to vote on this page.
Thirteen Whanganui uri have been nominated and confirmed to stand as candidates including [in alphabetical order of last names]:
You must be registered on the Whanganui Iwi Database to be eligible to vote.
If you are already registered, it is vital that the contact details we have for you are up to date otherwise you may not receive your voting pack.
Please click here to send us your current contact details.
Alternatively, you can contact us to ensure you are registered and that the contact information we have for you is current:
Phone: 0800 AWA TUPUA
Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui is the post settlement governance entity for Whanganui Iwi for the purposes of Ruruku Whakatupua - the Whanganui River Deed of Settlement.
The current seven Trustees of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui took office in September 2018 with the responsibility of representing the interests of Whanganui Iwi as a whole. Their term will expire in September 2021 and all seven Trustees will vacate their seats (though they are eligible to stand again).
Seven Trustees will be elected to Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui as required by the Trust Deed.
Candidates for election were called for in two stages: first, nominations for three Trustee positions from Te Rūnanga o Te Awa Tupua, and secondly; nominations for four Trustee positions from Whanganui Iwi members generally.
There were three confirmed nominations via the process of Te Rūnanga o Te Awa Tupua. Those nominations will be confirmed as Trustees at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting in September.
Nominations for four Trustee positions from Whanganui Iwi members closed on Thursday 27 May 2021.
An election will be held between the listed candidates by postal and online voting.
Voting packs will be sent to all registered members aged 18 years and over on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
Each pack will contain:
You will need to read the candidate profile booklet and decide who you wish to vote for.
You will be able to vote for up to four candidates.
You must only vote once, but you will have the option to either vote online or vote by post.
Instructions on how to cast your vote online or by post will be provided in the voting pack you receive in the post.
Voting closes at 12 noon on Tuesday 3 August 2021. Postal vote will be accepted up until 6 August 2021, as long as it was posted on or before 3 August 2021.
The successful candidates will be announced in early September.
The Trustee election process is being run by Independent Returning Officer, Election Services.
This page has been created for information purposes, you are unable to vote on this site.
For more information about voting and Election Services, click here.
If you have any queries about the election process, please contact the Returning Officer on 0800 922 822.
However, if you have any queries about your registration and contact details, please contact us:
0800 AWA TUPUA
Although we are focused on the new Trustees, we would like to take this opportunity to tuku mihi to the Trustees who served during the 2018-2021 term.
Joey Allen, Siani Walker, Hannah Rainforth, Alaina Teki-Clark, Sandy Nepia, Rawiri Tinirau, Nancy Tuaine, Che Wilson, Gerrard Albert.