2024 Trustee Elections

Election Date: Friday 30 August 2024

CURRENT STATUS: TRoNW Election of Board Members: Calling for Nominations

 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Charter (October 1995) & associated Acts to inform whānau and hapū about membership and the electoral processes undertaken by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua for the 2024 Trustee Elections. Please send all enquiries to as we endeavor to respond to all enquiries.

 

2024 Election of Board Members: Calling for Nominations 

Friday 31st May 2024

Nominations are now open for the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Trust Board elections which will be held on Friday 30th August.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, in accordance with the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955 and Māori Trust Boards Regulations 1985, is calling for, from the five (5) Takiwā, being:

  • Northern Wairoa Takiwā – four (4) positions
  • Otamatea Takiwā – three (3) positions
  • Whangārei Takiwā – one (1) position
  • South Kaipara Takiwā – two (2) positions
  • Ōrākei Takiwā – one (1) position

Nominations for the eleven (11) positions open on Friday 31 May 2024 and close at 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2024. Nominations must be made on an official nomination paper available from Friday 31 May 2024 (see Nomination Forms for each takiwā below)

You can also access nomination forms from:

  • www.electionservices.co.nz/ngatiwhatua
  • by emailing or
  • by phoning the Returning Office on 0800 922 822

The Notice of Election (see link below) contains further information about nomination criteria.

All nomination materials must be in the hands of the Board Secretary no later than 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2024.

 

Notice of Election of Board Members: Calling for Nominations 

Thursday 30th May 2024

Please find the following notice (link below) in regards to the 2024 Trustee Elections for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Trust Board.

The advertisement has also been published in the NZ Herald and Northern Advocate (30th May 2024).

All nomination material and resources will be made available on this page and Independent Election Services: https://electionservices.co.nz/ngatiwhatua/

Please make note of the following dates and times:
Nominations for trustees open: Friday 31st May 2024.
Nomination materials must be in writing and received by the Secretary of the Board no later than 5pm, Thursday 27 June 2024.

REGISTER TO VOTE: URI REGISTRATIONS
To vote, you must be recorded as an Adult Registered Beneficiary on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Beneficiaries Register by 5pm, Thursday 27 June 2024 – the roll will then be CLOSED for electoral purposes.

To register or amend your details, or for more information regarding registration, please visit the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua website here:
https://ngatiwhatua.iwi.nz/registration

Heoi ano, we will endeavor to respond to all enquiries received. If you have any pātai, we welcome you to contact us:

New trustee elections to be held for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua will commence preparations for a new election of trustees following the Māori Land Court recommendations by Chief Judge Carrie Wainwright to Minister for Māori Development, Hon Tama Potaka, that the 2023 elections be set aside and a new election to be held.

The recommendations follow an investigation into the rūnanga board elections held from June-November 2023, where concerns were raised, particularly around the early timing of the election and uri not receiving voting papers. [See 2024 Chief Judges Report, Findings and Recommendations].

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua acknowledge Chief Judge Carrie Wainwright’s findings and recommendations and, with urgency, will commence preparations for a new election of trustees, improve communications and review its uri registration process. The rūnanga will also seek compensation from Te Puni Kōkiri to contribute to the cost of a new election.

Chief Executive Officer, Alan Riwaka, says the rūnanga, supported by the Independent Electoral Services (IES), will be responsive and manaaki all uri through the nomination, registration and election process to ensure a fair and transparent outcome.

A public notice will be issued tomorrow (Thursday 30th May 2024) calling for nominations and registration for the preliminary roll of beneficiaries. Nominations for new trustees will open on Friday 31 May 2024.

The 2024 election process will be conducted pursuant to the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955, as described in section 4(1) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Act 1988.

Upcoming elections & uri registrations:
We will endeavor to respond to all enquiries received. If you have any pātai, we welcome you to contact us: