Kia ora whanau,
Kahukuraariki Trust Board is the post settlement governance entity for the Treaty claim.
Since June, we have been seeking registration and election information from the Board.
They recently updated their website to provide information the election process, time frames and registration which is provided at the bottom of this email:
The first stage is nominations – all registered adults (beneficiaries) have until the 28th Sept 2016 to nominate a whanau member to represent Taemaro marae.
Voting doesn’t start until December 2016
Please consider registering – it will enable you to nominate and vote.
As for all marae representatives on external boards / roopu etc there are minimum expectations that nominees should meet. Taemaro Marae Committee will provide some information on expectations for nominees shortly.
Taemaro Marae Committee is continuing to communicate with KTB. We have been proactive in asking for information but the responses we are receiving are falling short. We will persist in seeking information. We have also been including the members of the Māori Select Committee, Office of Treaty Settlements and Minister Chris Finlayson in the communication loop for transparency.
Below is some basic information taken from the KTB website.
Kahukuraariki Trust has commenced the process for the upcoming election of permanent Trustees for the Kahukuraariki Trust. Election Services will be conducting the process. Please note – you have to be registered with Kahukuraariki Trust to be eligible to vote. Please check with the Trust if you are unsure whether or not you are registered. http://www.kahukuraariki.co.nz/register
Below is the Election timetable; note these important dates:
07-09 September: Nominations open which will be accepted directly from a beneficiary and/or Marae. As per normal elections; you will need an elector and a seconder plus the candidate will have to accept the nomination. Nomination forms can be obtained from Election Services by phoning 0800 922 822
28 September: Nominations will close at 5pm
09-11 November: Public notices of candidate names will be lodged in the metropolitan and local newspapers where significant numbers of beneficiaries reside.
Voting packs will be posted out
07 December: Voting will close at 12pm
10 December AGM will be held (venue and time yet to be decided) and successful candidates announced.
20 September 2016
Tena koutou He mihi tenei ki a koutou te whanau nō Taemaro. Ko La-Verne King toku ingoa, tetahi hemana o tenei poari, no reira, ka nui te mih ki a koutou.
This email is a follow up to the one that Bernadette circulated to you all on 15 September 2016 on behalf of the Taemaro Marae Trustees regarding the Kahukuraariki Trust. We are encouraging all Taemaro whanau to register as a member of the Kahukuraariki Trust. This will then enable you to take part in the upcoming election process for the post settlement governance entity (PSGE) that will receive the land and money compensation as a result of the Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement. Nominations to the PSGE have been called for by Kahukuraariki Trust. We understand and are seeking clairification that there are eight positions to fill and that each position will be elected by each of the Marae. The last date to nominate a person to represent Taemaro on the PSGE is 28 September 2016 at 5pm. If as we believe, only one person on the PSGE will be elected by Taemaro, then the Taemaro Marae Trustees plan to nominate one person to represent Taemaro on the PSGE and will be calling for all Taemaro whanau to vote for that person. The trustees have called a special meeting on Monday, 26 September 2016 to decide on who the Trustees will be supporting to represent Taemaro on the PSGE. Accordingly, if you are interested in representing Taemaro on the PSGE, or wish to nominate someone to represent Taemaro, then it is important that you let us know. You should also provide us with a bio/cv which sets out the requisite skills for the role and your commitment to the people of Taemaro. You can access information from the Kahukuraariki Trust website and we encourage you to read as much as possible about what your role would be.
We ask that you email Bernadette by Sunday, 25 September with the requested information. Please feel free to email Bernadette if you have any queries.
Co-Chair Taemaro Marae Trustees