Te Whakakitenga Elections 2021
Every three years our 68 Te Whakakitenga o Waikato marae have the opportunity to elect the two people they want to represent them on the overarching governance board for Waikato-Tainui, Te Whakakitenga o Waikato. That time is now upon us, and marae are gearing up to hold their elections. This is an opportunity for you to take check of what your looking for in a representative and make your vote count. Please click here to see the most up to date schedule of marae election hui dates and locations.
Next step is to turn up and make your vote count. It’s a massive responsibility your representatives will take on your marae behalf, so take some time to think over what skill-sets and qualities you want in your representative, then do your best to turn up to the election hui and vote. You know what they say e hoa maa, don’t moan about it afterwards if you didn’t have your say when it counts.
Here are some overarching pre-requisites all members must adhere to:
- Uphold, support, strengthen and protect the Kiingitanga (which incorporates the principles of unity, the retention of the tribal base in collective ownership, and co-operation among peoples).
- Protect, advance, develop and unify the interests of Waikato-Tainui.
- Foster among the members of Waikato-Tainui the principles of whakaiti, rangimaarie and kia tuupato and other tikanga of Waikato-Tainui.
- Achieve and support the existing and future settlements of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and/or raupatu claims of Waikato-Tainui.
- Act as trustee of the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust established by the Lands Trust Deed.
- Act as trustee of the Waikato Raupatu River Trust established by the River Trust Deed.
- Maintain the spirit and intent of the 1995 Deed of Settlement between Waikato-Tainui and the Crown, and the Trust Deeds.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the secretariat team on 0800 TAINUI or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ki te kore he whakakitenga, ka ngaro te iwi”
Naa, Kiingi Taawhiao