Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou wishes to inform its current and potential members of its intention to conduct a postal ballot for the purposes of electing the members of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Appointment Komiti, starting 28 January 2013. Once elected, the Appointment Komiti will be responsible for appointing the Representative and Alternate Representative to represent its interests at meetings of Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Tahu.

Current members

Please contact the rūnanga office to ensure the contact details we hold for you are correct. Please note only those persons who have established their entitlement to be members of the rūnanga before 5pm, 4 March 2013 will receive voting papers for this postal ballot.

Please do not hesitate to contact the rūnanga office (03 478 0352) if you have any queries about registration or the postal ballot.

Potential members

If you are able to trace your whakapapa from our tūpuna Moki (II) or Taoka, or trace your whakapapa to an original Crown grantee to the land known as Ōtākou Native Reserve you are eligible to become a member of the Ōtākou Rūnanga. We encourage you to apply to be registered. Registration forms are available on request from the rūnanga office.