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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.

A call for nominations is being made to fill all NINE (9) positions of Initial Trustees (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed). 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: 0800 666 040

Alternatively, to Download a copy of the Nomination Form Click HERE

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 or he:

i.  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);

ii.  is bankrupt or has at the time of nomination made any composition or arrangement with his or her creditors;

iii.  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);

iv.  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;

v.  has within the last three (3) years been removed from the office of Trustee in accordance with clause 23.5 of the Trust Deed;

vi.  is prohibited from being an officer of any incorporated society under any statute: or

vii.  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 12 Noon Friday 28 May 2021.

Trustee Election Details.

If more than NINE (9) 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:

(i)  Voter packs to be mailed to registered adult members by Friday 2 July 2021

(ii)  Membership applications to be received by 26 July 2021 and

(iii)  Voting papers must be returned by post no later than 5pm on Monday 9 August 2021.

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 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 or the Returning Officer on the free phone election helpline 0800 666 040, to request a registration form. Applications for registration must be received by the Trustees of the Mana Ahuriri Trust no later than 15 days prior to the closing date of the elections (with the exact closing date of the elections to be determined after the 28 May 2021 if there are more that nine (9) nominated candidates in accordance with clause 8.1 of the Second Schedule of the Trust Deed).

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