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Notice of Election: calling for nominations for Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust

The Trust is now calling for nominations for two Rohe Trustees for Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.

Open NOW – Close Friday 13th April 2020

Whānau would have already revieved by post, notice that an election will be held for two (2) Rohe Trustees for the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.

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

  1. be a Registered Adult Member residing within New Zealand;
  2. in the case of Rohe Trustees, reside within the Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu Area of Interest;
  3. not be disqualified by reason of any matters referred to in clauses 6.4(c) to 6.4(g) (see nomination form);
  4. not have resigned from the position of Trustee in the three (3) years prior to the date of the notice calling for nominations; and
  5. 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):

  1. be on the proper nomination form, and specify the nominee’s full name, address and contact telephone number;
  2. 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);
  3. 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
  4. include the written signature of both the candidate and the nominator.

The election will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system, by postal and online voting.

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 (03) 548 1740
  • clicking the below link
  • by phoning the Electoral Office on 0800 922 822
Nomination Paper
March 3rd, 2020|

Cadetships Initiative Fund

The goal of the Fund is to support Māori to achieve their potential in the workplace, and contribute to thriving, innovative and resilient businesses. Te Puni Kōkiri partners with eligible employers to:

  • support structured and tailored mentoring, training and development, and skills and qualifications-acquisition, for Māori staff in permanent jobs
  • support the development of a skilled, productive, and resilient Māori workforce
  • provide funding to the employer of up to $10,000 per cadet per year
  • promote more productive and connected businesses.

Te Puni Kōkiri cadetships programme is open and applications are being invited from organisations from the regions who will develop, mentor, train and develop full-time permanent Māori staff in order for them to move in to more senior roles within their organisation

The Cadetship programme came about following the Māori Economic Summit and the Prime Minister’s Job Summit. It was a specific response to the Global Financial Crisis and provides opportunities for Māori (especially young Māori) to upskill and progress their career and development pathways, and supports employers to recruit, retain and develop Māori staff.

More information here
February 20th, 2020|

Whakatū Marae Development Plan

Whakatū Marae are wanting, with the support of whānau to implement the physical works in their Marae Development Plan with upgrades, security, health and safety.

The acceptance of this plan will allow for the marae to seek funding for highlighted projects and maintaining the growth of Te Ao Māori.

As shown in the plan there are going to be some substantial cost for maintenance, compliance and refurbishment of most areas within the marae.

To take a look at their Whakatū Marae Development Plan

February 20th, 2020|

CANCELLED EXPORT ORDER: Premium live kōrua for $80 per kg

An exclusive offer to Wakatū whānau and friends

Due to a cancelled export order Yellow Brick Road has a shipment of live crayfish available for Wakatū whānau and friends to purchase at an exclusive, one-off price. Be quick, while stocks last.

How to purchase

Simply email your order to
Please indicate how many kgs you would like, your full name, your Wakatū shareholder number (if available) and your full postal address. You will be invoiced via email upon receiving your order.

Price: $80 per kg, including GST + delivery (usual price approx $130 per kg)
Minimum order: 5 kg

Place Your Order

About Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road is a multi-award winning food distribution company owned by Kono. Led by Martin Bosley, it was established in 2006 to ensure the phenomenally hard work invested in responsible farming and fishing was rewarded with products maintaining their integrity through to the country’s leading restaurants.

Learn More
February 19th, 2020|

Education Grants now OPEN

Opens 1st February 2020 – Close 30th April 2020

If you or your child are a registered Iwi Member of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust then our grants programme may assist you.

February 12th, 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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