Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga Notice of Election of Trustees and Call for Nomination


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In accordance with the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga Charter (the Charter) the Trust now invites nominations to fill the following vacancies:

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga – two (2) kaitiaki positions three (3) year terms

Nominations for Trustees are invited for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga, Taranaki. There are two (2) vacancies in the 2023 election. The two (2) kaitiaki who are stepping down by rotation are eligible to seek re-election. Nominees must be adult registered members of Ngāti Mutunga.

Form of Nominations: Nominations must be submitted in writing and in accordance with the official Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga nomination form. Nomination forms are available by contacting the Rūnanga office, or you can download forms from below:

Closing Date: Completed forms should be sent to the Pou Whakahaere at the Rūnanga office by 5pm Monday 4th December 2023.

Invitation to Register: The Rūnanga also invites applications from qualified persons for inclusion of their names on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga register. Registration forms are available by contacting the Rūnanga office on (06) 752 3247 or you can download a Registration form here

IMPORTANT: Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.

Announcement of Confirmed Candidates and Election Date

A list of confirmed candidates and the closing date for the election will be published in the Taranaki Daily News from Monday 12 December 2024.

A Wāhi Pōti will be available at the AGM on Saturday 10 February 2024, commencing at 10.00 am.

No Election Rule

In the event that there are only two (2) nominations, no election shall be necessary and the people nominated shall be deemed to have been duly appointed (Section 6.2 of Schedule 2 of the Charter).

Should no election be necessary the names of the appointed Trustees will be published in the Taranaki Daily News in December 2024.

Issues for Consideration

The selection of kaitiaki is an important matter for the Iwi. Kaitiaki are responsible for governing the collective interests of Ngāti Mutunga and representing Iwi interests in a number of different forums both within Taranaki and nationally.

Kaitiaki are responsible for managing our Taranaki-based collective assets and interests for the benefit of all Iwi members. This is still a large responsibility as we move from the initial stages of growth in our post-settlement development.

Should you consider yourself or another Ngāti Mutunga person a suitable candidate for Kaitiaki of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga we welcome your nomination.

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