Te Taumutu Te Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Election Update

As whānau may know Te Taumutu Rūnanga started our Te Rūnanga Representative and Alternate election process in April 2012, however, we decided to pause the election process while Te Rūnanga considered potential policy changes relating to Te Rūnanga Group employees being on Appointment Committees. As Te Rūnanga has made a decision on this issue the Te Taumutu election can now go ahead.

Our constitution contains various time frames that need to be followed in our election process which Te Taumutu cannot meet if we try to continue the election process that started in April 2012. Therefore we have decided to restart the Te Taumutu election process and will call for fresh nominations in April 2013. Those who submitted nominations in the April 2012 election process will be contacted individually and asked whether they want to resubmit their nominations in the new election process. The new election process will be run in accordance with all the rules in our constitution. Watch out for announcements about our election process in the new year. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Nutira on 03 371 2660.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2012

Me he manawa tītī me tōna hiringa
Kia hoki anō i te whatumanawa o te whānau
Like the courageous heart of the tītī in all its glory
Let the passion of the people return.

Thank you all for your phenomenal support to help deliver the Hui-ā-Iwi. It was a huge undertaking which certainly challenged all of us. I appreciate the extra miles many of you went to make sure it happened with poise, dignity and panache!

In particular, a huge mihi to those who participated in the steering committee – Tania, Patsy, DaveO, Whetu, Annette, Connie, Daphne, Meikura, Carla, Liz, Uncle Pat, Sandy, Rose and Maani. The hard work paid off.

To those who took a lead during the hui – Annette, Connie, DaveO, Tania, Patsy, Whetu, Ann, Liz, Temairiki…awesomeness!! You really did us proud.

To the many volunteers, our teenagers, our little people, everyone who participated in some way, I know our tūpuna will be bursting with pride in the heavens!!! We did good whānau.

To our kaihaka…OMG…proud much! I was thoroughly impressed with everyone’s patience, the wonderful behaviour of our babies, and, most of all…that haka pōwhiri was so the one!!! A truly proud moment! It was humbling to be amongst it.

As for that performance at Te Atakura…we have come a long way whānau. Stunning, stunning, stunning! I think more pari are in order Daph, our babies are growing up and up and up!

Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Moki, we did it! Fabulous work! The emails have started rolling in already, there are a lot of happy people out there who are saying this is the best tribal hui ever!

Please pass on my thanks.

Puamiria Parata-Goodall.