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Notice of Election of Trustees, calling for nominations & Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF TRUSTEES, CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS

& ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

for NGĀTI TAMA KI TE WAIPOUNAMU TRUST

Under the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Deed of Trust, notice is hereby given that an election will be held for two (2) General Trustees for the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.
The election will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system, by postal and online voting.

NOMINATIONS
To be eligible for nomination and election as a Trustee a candidate must (as per clause 6.2 of the Deed of Trust):

(a) be a Registered Adult Member residing within New Zealand;
(b) not be disqualified by reason of any matters referred to in clauses 6.4(c) to 6.4(g) (see nomination form);
(c) not have resigned from the position of Trustee in the three (3) years prior to the date of the notice calling for nominations; and
(d) be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge, experience or achievements in one or more of the following areas: (i) te reo Māori; (ii) tikanga Māori; (iii) governance experience; (iv) business, financial or legal skills; (v) community service; or (vi) academic achievements.

All nominations must also (as per Schedule 4, paragraph 8 of the Deed of Trust):

(a) be on the proper nomination form, and specify the nominee’s full name, address and contact telephone number;
(b) include a declaration signed by the nominee that he or she fulfils the criteria for nomination and election as a Trustee under clause 6.2, and is not precluded from holding office as a Trustee by reason of any matters referred to in clauses 6.4(c) to 6.4(g);
(c) include a curriculum vitae or other document describing the candidate’s skills, knowledge, experience or achievements in one or more of the areas listed in clause 6.2(e); and
(d) include the written signature of both the candidate and the nominator.

Retiring Trustees are eligible for re-election.
Nomination forms and copies of the Trust Deed are available:

• by contacting the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Office, 74 Waimea Road, Nelson, or phoning 0800 8262 494
• online at www.ngati-tama.iwi.nz
• by phoning the Electoral Office on 0800 922 822

Candidates and nominators must be registered members of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust, aged 18 years or over.
Nominations of candidates must be received at the Trust Office no later than 5pm, Friday 12 March 2021.
If there are more candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, an election will be held. The Trust will give further notice of any election required after the nomination period has closed.

Nomination Paper

INVITATION TO REGISTER
Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust invites anyone who has not already registered, aged 18 years or over, and with the appropriate whakapapa to apply to be included on the Trust’s Members Register. Registration forms can be obtained from the Trust Office or online at www.ngati-tama.iwi.nz

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will commence at 2pm on Saturday 24 April 2021. The AGM will be held in Mohua, venue TBC. NAU MAI, HAERE MAI KI TE TAUTOKO!

Copies of all AGM documents will be sent from Friday 19 March 2021 to all Adult Registered Members of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust with voting materials, and are also available online at www.ngati-tama.iwi.nz, by phoning (03) 548 1740 or from the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Office.

Dated at Nelson, 23 February 2021
Dale Ofsoske, Chief Returning Officer Independent Election Services Ltd
for Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust

February 24th, 2021|

Order a Ngāti Tama School Pack for 2021

Order a Ngāti Tama School Pack for 2021

Get a jump-start on the 2021 school year and pre-order a Ngāti Tama School pack for your tamariki and rangatahi. Orders available NOW via the Ngāti Tama App

Earlier this year Ngāti Tama teamed up with RUIA to deliver Rangatahi programs for our April 2020 whānau wānanga. However, due to covid-19 and lockdown we were unable to deliver the amazing activities we had planned. We were able to repurpose the RUIA funding to provide these packs and help our tamariki connect with Ngāti Tama.

We have Tamariki Nohinihi School Packs (Under 7), Tamariki School Packs (8YO-12YO) and Rangatahi School Packs (13-YO-18YO) available.

HOW TO ORDER A SCHOOL PACK

  1. Log on to the app at: whanau.ngati-tama.iwi.nz  and log in with your tama email
  2. Complete a short questionnaire
  3. Enter your postal details and tamariki details
  4. Wait for your school pack to be posted in January 2021.

T&C’s: School packs can only be ordered by parents of the school aged child and the child’s parent MUST be registered to Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust School packs are available to tamariki who are currently attending pre-school/kōhanga reo, primary school, intermediate or secondary school One school pack per child. Limited to 150 packs in total. Once all packs are allocated Ngāti Tama will discontinue any further orders Orders will be available from Dec 22nd 2020.

Rangatahi School Pack

Order Pack

Whats included?

• Ngāti Tama Bluetooth speaker
• Ngāti Tama pākete
• Ngāti Tama takawai
• Ngāti Tama pōtai
• Ngāti Tama pencil case
• Ngāti Tama stationary (pens and coloured pencils)
• Math set
• Ngāti Tama pukapuka rātaka
• Ngāti Tama Pepeha fridge magnet
• Huriawa Book, by Nuki Takao and illustrated by Robin Slow
• Ngāti Tama stickers

Tamariki School Pack

Order Pack

Whats included?

• Ngāti Tama pākete
• Ngāti Tama takawai
• Ngāti Tama pōtai
• Ngāti Tama pencil case
• Ngāti Tama stationary (pens and coloured pencils)
• Ngāti Tama pukapuka rātaka
• Ngāti Tama Pepeha fridge magnet
• Huriawa Book, by Nuki Takao and illustrated by Robin Slow

Tamariki Nohinohi School Pack

Order Pack

Whats included?

• Ngāti Tama pākete
• Ngāti Tama takawai
• Ngāti Tama pōtai
• Ngāti Tama pencil case
• Ngāti Tama stationary (pencils and coloured pencils)
• Ngāti Tama Pepeha fridge magnet
• Huriawa Story Book, by Nuki Takao and illustrated by Robin Slow
• Ngā Hiku o Te Reo Activity Book
• Ngāti Tama stickers

ℹ️ *T&C’s: School packs can only be ordered by registered parents of the child. School packs are available to pre-school and school aged tamariki and rangatahi. One school pack per child. Once all 150 packs are allocated, Ngāti Tama will discontinue any further orders.

December 22nd, 2020|

Latest Issue of Te Puna Pānui now available

In this 2020 issue of Te Puna Pānui, Ngāti Tama looks back on the past 12 months, covid-19, the unveiling and blessing of pouwhenua, Ngā Tīmoti, and present the Ngāti Tama Strategy 2050.

Read Te Puna Pānui

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to Te Puna Pānui December 2020. As we draw closer to the end of the work year, school year and ‘year of Covid’, I hope our whānau are looking forward to Christmas and the festive season. It is a busy time for us and like many of you, we are keen to close the lid on 2020 and start fresh in 2021.

2020 has thrown us many challenges, but it has shown above all to keep whānau wellbeing as the number one priority. This year we have all adapted through many changes and we thank whānau for baring with us through those changes. We understand that whānau may still be struggling as we continue to feel the effects of lockdowns, border restrictions, unstable work, and reduced income.  We want to support you our whānau as much as we can.

2020 has thrown us many challenges, but it has shown above all to keep whānau wellbeing as the number one priority. This year we have all adapted through many changes and we thank whānau for baring with us through those changes. We understand that whānau may still be struggling as we continue to feel the effects of lockdowns, border restrictions, unstable work, and reduced income.  We want to support you our whānau as much as we can.

Our 2020 AGM was postponed to October due to lockdown and although some restrictions were still in place, we were able to gather a quorum and livestream the proceedings through our online Ngāti Tama app. We received positive feedback from many of you, whānau were able to make comments and put questions to the Trustees. We will continue to find ways such as livestreaming so that whānau can participate in Tama kaupapa.  We look forward to hosting our next AGM and whānau wānanga in Whakatū, these dates are set for Friday 23rd of April to Monday 26th of April – save these dates whānau.

The National Iwi Chairs Forum meet every 4 month and recently we gathered in Ngāmotu, New Plymouth.  Hosted by our Taranaki whanaunga, on the 5th and 6th of November, a date of huge significance as the commemoration of the 1881 invasion of Parihaka, the mamae of this hara was acknowledged throughout the hui.

Te Whata, www.tewhata.io was launched at The National Iwi Chairs Forum and is an innovative data platform. Te Whata currently has Census, Te Kupenga data and Ministry of Education data available to access on an Iwi-by-Iwi basis and also has the ability for individual iwi to administer and customise to suit their purposes. This site was borne out of the bungled 2013 Census and the significant undercount of the Māori population.

Ngāti Tama also responded to the poor 2013 census data by delivering our own Iwi Census earlier this year. We had 28% of members participate, which is a relatively high iwi participation rate and a great benchmark milestone for us. Ngāti Tama will continue to deliver the census regularly as the data is invaluable to the Trust’s strategic planning and development.

The 2020 Tama Census supported the development of the Tama 2050 Strategy

Our new Ngāti Tama strategy is presented further along in this pānui.  Post-covid Ngāti Tama is financially in a strong position. Tama Asset Holding Company decided to maintain higher levels of cash and now they are ready for good direct investments that might come up because of covid.

We understand that whānau may still be struggling as we continue to feel the effects.  We want to support you, our whānau as much as we can. Now in recovery, we are finding ways to relieve pressure from families in addition to the relief grants, kai packs, and vouchers.  Earlier this year Ngāti Tama secured funding from RUIA to supply back to school packs to our tamariki, tamariki nohinohi and rangatahi. Packed with stationery, books and Ngāti Tama merchandise, we can support our kids to be prepared for the 2021 school year. More details about ordering a pack is inside this pānui.

In closing, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, stay safe on the roads and if you are travelling, look after one another. To our whānau who live outside of the rohe, if you have no other plans I invite you to consider coming to Te Tauihu, to your place, to explore and learn, come for the holidays, the summer or come to our AGM in April – nau mai hoki mai ki te ūkaipō.

Nō reira, tēnā tatou e te whānau o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu.
_________________
BUTCH LITTLE
CHAIR

December 22nd, 2020|

MEDIA RELEASE: Ngāti Tama present taonga to inaugural winners of the Best Whakangahau category at Te Huinga Whetū Festival 2020

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust today presented a specially made taonga to the first ever winners of the Best Whakangahau Group category from Te Huinga Whetū Festival 2020.

The new category at the festival is an encouragement to students to rise, persevere and never give up and is being recognised with a taonga commissioned by Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.

Brightwater School are the inaugural winners of the Best Non-Competitive Group category.

Chairman of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust, AnthonyLittle said “we would like to congratulate the students on their achievement and hard work in preparing for the festival.

Anthonysays “The new category is to encourage new groups to consider participating in the competitive section”

The taonga was commissioned by Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust was created by master artist Brian Flintoff.

Brian explained that the taonga is ‘a pūmoana or pūtātara made from a triton shell, wood, and feathers to represent the children of both Tāne and Tangaroa’.
This taonga is named ‘Poutama’, to recognise the continual levels of learning, growth, and achievement in kapahaka”.

In their first ever performance at the competition, Brightwater School won the non-aggregate category of best whakangahau group

Brightwater school were unable to receive the taonga at the prizegiving on the day and Waimea College accepted the trophy on the school’s behalf.

Today, Brightwater School students, teachers, and Ngāti Kōata welcomed Ngāti Tama and Te Tauihu Cultural Council to the school for the official presentation of the taonga to students.

The next Huinga Whetū Festival is set for 2021.

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Contact Information
For queries and more information contact the Ngāti Tama Communications Manager
Christina Harris Pakeho – Communications Manager
comms@ngati-tama.iwi.nz
03 548 1740

More Information
There are two faces to the wood – one with a a heru carved into it symbolising Rangatira status and representing Ngāti Tama paramount chief, Te Pūoho ki Te Rangi. The other face includes a feather – depicting the Hakawai bird that is now only seen in the heavens, after famously competing with the Kārearea by flying higher and higher into the skies.

December 15th, 2020|

Media Release: Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and Ngā Tīmoti community unveil and bless pouwhenua at Ngā Tīmoti School

Tuesday 15th December 2020

Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and Ngā Tīmoti community unveil and bless pouwhenua at Ngā Tīmoti School

A pouwhenua recognising the connection between Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and Ngatimoti School was unveiled and blessed on Friday at a dawn ceremony in Motueka.

The pouwhenua was commissioned by the Trust and carved by Ōtūwhero resident, Tim Wraight as part of connecting with school sites that were returned to Ngāti Tama.

Ngāti Tama purchased the schools land from the crown as part of their commercial redress package in settlement in 2014.

Chairman of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu, Anthony Little, says “we acknowledge Tim for his creative interpretation and in particular for incorporating specific aspects pertaining to Ngāti Tama and their Taranaki origins, and the local Ngā Tīmoti area. Tēnā rā koe e te hoa e Tim.”

 

Carver Tim Wraight designed the pouwhenua to reflect kaitiakitanga of the natural environment that the children and school community are involved with.

Wraight explains that “the top is the head of a Ngāti Tama tupuna carved in the same way as the head at the top of a tokotoko with the conical peak representing Taranaki mounga”

“This has the face looking both forward to the future and backwards to remember the past”

As the Ngā Tīmoti community, school and Ngāti Tama iwi admired the Pouwhenua, a crowd favourite came in the form of the tamaiti (child) carved into the base of the Pouwhenua and peering out from beneath the cloak. The tamaiti represents the children of the school.

The Pouwhenua unveiling was also a chance to reflect on the history of the local area, and discuss how the several versions of the name of the school and area came about.

Cultural Manager at Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Te Ahu Rei explained that “one popular version follows the story of a man by the name of Tīmoti (Timothy) – an avid eeler in the local area who carved, ‘Nā Tīmoti’ (belonging to Tīmoti), into a tree to mark his fishing spot”

He says that “it appears that over the years, the name has gone through some changes and is now more commonly spelt as one word ‘Ngātīmoti’ which may be interpreted as ‘Ngā Tīmoti (the descendants of Tīmoti)”.

The pouwhenua is the second installation by Ngāti Tama at a school. The first pouwhenua was unveiled and blessed in December 2019 at Motupipi School in Mohua.

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Contact Information

For queries and more information contact the Ngāti Tama Communications Manager

Christina Harris Pakeho – Communications Manager

comms@ngati-tama.iwi.nz

03 548 1740

December 15th, 2020|

Curator/artist wanted at The Suter Art Gallery

E ngaa mana e ngaa reo e ngaa karangamaha o te whare pora nau mai, whakahokia mai ki teenei purongo.
The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū with Ko Te Pouaranga / Iwi komiti support is seeking a curator/artist to develop a contemporary raranga exhibition at The Suter. The exhibition is scheduled for September – November 2021 to coincide with Te Mana Kuratahi.
The curator of this exhibition will have the support of The Suter to conceive and develop an exhibition with a strong focus on Te Tau Ihu iwi that will appeal to locals, as well as appealing to the visitors who will be attending Te Mana Kuratahi. Ideally the curator of this exhibition will have experience working with and/or exhibiting raranga and will have strong connections within Te Tau Ihu iwi.
The Suter is Nelson’s art gallery and is a venue for displaying historic and contemporary art and craft from across Aotearoa. This exhibition will be the beginning of a series of exhibitions that will highlight toi Māori over the coming years.
Expressions of interest close 14 December 2020.
We will be looking to select someone to begin this project in late January 2021.
For more information or to express interest please contact
Jane du Feu janedf@outlook.co.nz
Sarah McClintock Suter Curator and Collection Manager sarahm@thesuter.org.nz 03 548 4699

December 1st, 2020|

He mihi maioha,

Tēnā koutou e te iti, e te rahi e whakarauika mai nei ki tēnei marae kōrero o Ngāti Tama.  Tuatahi, me huri ō tātou ngākau ki te hunga kua nunumi atu ki te pō, haere, oti atu rā.  Ko rātou te hunga wairua ki rātou, ko tātou ngā mahuetanga iho o rātou mā, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Welcome to this platform to help us ‘hiki wairua’ – boost our spirits and encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing during this trying time of the Covid-19 lockdown. We will take this opportunity to provide ‘food for thought’ with some snippets from our local history in Te Tauihu, discussion about place names and customs, some Māori language tips, waiata and karakia.

Te Hiki Wairua o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu gives whānau the opportunity to connect with their whakapapa and iwi through stories, information and teachings. This pānui will be a regular segment, each week focusing on different aspects of Ngāti Tama, we welcome whānau contribution.

This publication will also include information and resources for whānau support, updates, wellbeing and health.

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