MANA AHURIRI TRUST

HE PANUI, HE PANUI, HE PANUI.

Call for Nominations and Notice of Elections of Trustees

Mana Ahuriri Trust was established pursuant to a trust deed dated 24 September 2016 (“Trust Deed”) as the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to receive, manage, hold and administer the assets of the Mana Ahuriri Trust on behalf of and for the benefit of the Beneficiaries of the Mana Ahuriri Trust (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed).

Call for Nominations.

The Mana Ahuriri Trust is currently governed by the Initial Trustees (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed). Clause 3.2 of the Trust Deed specifies that not less than seven (7) and no more than nine (9) trustees shall be appointed and hold office in accordance with the Trust Deed.

Four (4) trustees are required to retire by rotation at the 2022 AGM. A call for nominations is being made to fill these four (4) available positions on the Trust. The current trustees are eligible to stand for re-election if they choose.

Nominations must be made on an official nomination form from the Returning Officer:

  • Online at: electionz.com
  • By phone: 0800 666 040
  • By email: iro@electionz.com

Please note that any nomination must include the written signature of the candidate as well as three nominators who must all be registered members of Mana Ahuriri at the time of nomination.

The Trust Deed also lists the following eligibility requirements.

The Trust Deed states that an Adult Member of Mana Ahuriri shall not be eligible for nomination as a candidate for election as a trustee if she of he:

  1. is or has ever been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty as defined in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961, or an offence under section 373(4) of the Companies Act 1993 (unless that person is an eligible individual for the purposes of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004);
  2. is bankrupt nor has at the time of nomination made any composition or arrangement with his or her creditors;
  3. has been convicted of an indictable offence (unless that person is an eligible individual for the purposes of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004);
  4. is subject to a compulsory treatment order under the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act 1992 nor subject to a property order, personal order or welfare guardian order under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988;
  5. has within the last three (3) years been removed from the office of Trustee in accordance with clause 23.5 of the Trust Deed;
  6. is prohibited from being an officer of any incorporated society under any statute: or
  7. is prohibited from being a director or taking part in the management of any incorporated or unincorporated body under the Companies Act 1993, the Securities Act 1978, the Securities Market Act 1988, or the Takeovers Act 1993 (or their successors).

If you or someone you know meets the eligibility criteria required to become a trustee and is keen to contribute to the future of the Mana Ahuriri Trust, we encourage you to consider nomination.

Nominations must be submitted to the Returning Officer by the close of nominations at 12pm Monday 10 October 2022.

Trustee Election Details

If more than four (4) eligible nominations are received, an election will be required, and it will be carried out by postal vote.

Once it is known if an election is required, the Trust will set dates for:

(a) the closing date for the election and

(b) the date by way membership applications must be received to be considered for approval in time to be eligible to vote in this election

Tentative dates are:

• Voter packs to be mailed to registered adult members by Friday 28 October 2022

• Membership applications to be received by 11 November 2022 and

• Voting papers must be returned by post no later than 5pm on Friday 25 November 2022

Once the dates are finalised by the Trust, the website will be updated, there will be newspaper advertisements placed and the voter packs will be mailed out by electionz.com.

The official election results will be promptly publicly notified, including on the Trust’s website.

Registration Arrangements

All Adult Members of Mana Ahuriri Trust (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed) can participate in the trustee elections. If you have whānau who are not registered with Mana Ahuriri but wish to participate in the trustee election please contact the Mana Ahuriri Office:

• registrations@manaahuriritrust.com; or

• the Returning Officer on the free phone election helpline 0800 666 040,

to request a registration form.

Do not delay sending applications for registration in otherwise you may not be eligible to vote in this trustee election.

        Mihi

English Translation

Ahuriri Tonu e

Ka hoki nei au ki te orokohanga O Ahuriri

Heipipi ki te raki te tohu o te mana o te mauri O Whatumamoa

I Heretaunga waiho e Te Orotu waiho ki a Whatumamoa

Nona taku kiri pango

Na wai ra, Na wai ra

Ki Te Whanganui A Orotu ki Ahuriri

Ko te ipu a Taraia ko te Maara a Tawhao

Ko ona tiini ki runga ko ona tiini ki raro

Kati ana a Maungaharuru tuwhera a Tangitu,

Kati ana a Tangitu, tuwhera a Maungaharuru

Otatara ki te tonga Kohukete ki te uru, Mataruahou ki te moana

Kai tua ko Pania te tipua no te iwi Ponaturi e

Omiomio te whenua

Ko Ahuriri tonu e

 

Tena ra koutou katoa,

 

Mana Ahuriri Trust is a Private trust set up to receive the proceeds of the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement from the Crown. Its members in 2015 refreshed the mandate of the nine (9) named Initial Trustees in the ratification process to receive and manage the settlement on their behalf.

Mana Ahuriri Trust is currently waiting on an introduction date for their settlement legislation Bill  into the House of Parliament. Once this process begins and settlement date reached the proceeds of the settlement will transfer to Mana Ahuriri Trust to manage. Mana Ahuriri Trust has a Trust Deed which was registered in September 2016 and within this Trust Deed members have ratified the rules under which governance will manage the settlement affairs of the organisation.

Ahuriri Tonu e

Ka hoki nei au ki te orokohanga O Ahuriri

I return to the very beginnings of my beloved Ahuriri

Heipipi ki te raki te tohu o te mana o te mauri O Whatumamoa

Heipipi to the north the headquarters of the Ngati Whatumamoa people

I Heretaunga waiho e Te Orotu waiho ki a Whatumamoa

In Heretaunga abandoned by Te Orotu left to Whatumamoa

Nona taku kiri pango

From whom comes the dark skin we inherit to this day

Na wai ra, Na wai ra

Presently

Ki Te Whanganui A Orotu ki Ahuriri

To Te Whanganui A Orotu to Ahuriri

Ko te ipu a Taraia ko te Maara a Tawhao

Of Taraia and Tawhao their descendents

Ko ona tiini ki runga ko ona tiini ki raro

Spread throughout the rohe of Ngati Kahungunu

Kati ana a Maungaharuru tuwhera a Tangitu,

I recall that when Maungaharuru opens Tangitu closes

Kati ana a Tangitu, tuwhera a Maungaharuru

When Tangitu opens Maungaharuru closes

Otatara ki te tonga Kohukete ki te uru, Mataruahou ki te moana

I look to Otatara in the south and Kohukete to the west and Mataruahou touched by Hinemoana

Kai tua ko Pania te tipua no te iwi Ponaturi e

On the other side of which is Pania a princess of the sea people

Omiomio te whenua

The land rolls and rumbles

Ko Ahuriri tonu e.

Behold Ahuriri!

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