Rūnanga annual general meeting

Members of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Inc are advised that our Rūnanga Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) is to be held on Saturday 8 October, starting at 9.45am with a mihi whakatau in our Whare Tīpuna, Kaipō, at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae, Mahitahi (Bruce Bay). The business of the AGM will commence at 10am and will be in accordance with Section 7 of the Rules of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Society Inc (28/11/15). The following Rūnanganui (Executive) positions are open for election at this year’s Hui-a-tau and nominations are now being sought;

  1. Kaiwhakahaere (Chairperson)
  2. Mema (Executive ordinary members x 2)

Nomination process

As per clause 24(d) of our rūnanga rules, nominations must be in writing, must use the prescribed form and include the prescribed information, and, must be signed by the person being nominated for the role as well as another (2) two members of the rūnanga as his/her nominator and seconder. The nominee and two nominators must be registered members 18 years or older. Nomination forms must be received by the nominated deadline date. Additionally, nominees must attend the Rūnanga Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) to be eligible to stand for the position for which they have been nominated.

Nomination forms must be fully completed and in the hands of the Tumuaki by 4pm Monday 26 September 2016 to be eligible.

Candidate profiles will be available from 28 September and will be emailed out to our whānau email group and accessible in the whānau section of our website. Please contact the office if you wish to receive this information and check we have your correct email and/or contact details.

Voting process

Registered members of the rūnanga aged over 18 years who attend the Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) will be entitled to vote in the election which is run by secret ballot. Two (2) scrutineers will be appointed on the day of the election by majority vote of the rūnanga and will be responsible for running the election voting process.

Notification of Membership closure

In preparation for this year’s Hui-ā-Tau (AGM), Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio wish to notify that we will not process new membership applications received during the following period – 26 September to 9 October 2016 inclusive. Any applications received during that period will be held for processing on 10 October 2016.


The marae is booked for whānau to stay from the Friday afternoon. Please bring kai to contribute and a koha for your marae stay. You will need your blankets, toiletries and towels, clothes, games, guitars and your sense of humour. The rūnanga will provide lunch on the Saturday.

Executive meeting

Our next Hui Rūnanganui will be held 24 September in Hokitika starting at 9.30am. These hui are open for all members to attend. Please let the office know if you are attending for catering purposes.

Nomination process

Notice is hereby given to the 17th annual general meeting of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust. The meeting will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 22 November at the Wigram Office, Christchurch.