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 a check of what your looking for in a representative and make your vote count.

Marae Elections Schedule

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.

To see a copy of the Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated Elections, click here.

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: secretariat@tainui.co.nz