Notice of Special Election and Call for Nomination of Trustees’ - 26 Feb 2021

Notice is given that the following two vacancies have arisen on the Trust due to the resignations of Willie Fraser and Arapeta Kamo:

The resignations were tendered by the trustees following their relocation to Wharekauri and ceasing to reside within their nomination regions as required under clause 11.5 of the Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Trust Deed. A special election must be held under the Trust Deed because the vacancies have arisen less than 30 months after commencement of the trustees’ terms (clause 1.7, Schedule 3).

Call for Nomination of Trustees'

Nominations for the vacant positions open on Friday 26 February and close at 5pm on Friday 19 March 2021.

  1. One Te Ika-a-Māui representative on the Trust, until the 2021 AGM. 
  2. One Te Waipounamu representative on the Trust, until the 2022 AGM.

As per clause 1.8 of the Trust Deed the person elected will only hold office for the balance of the term of office held by the previously elected candidate, being until a Declaration is made under paragraph 2.9 of Schedule 3 of the Trust Deed following the Special Election Meeting in 2021.

Nominations must be made on the official form available from the Independent Returning Officer by phoning 0800 666 042, emailing nominations@electionz.com or from the Trust office. Each nomination form must be signed by two registered and verified adult members of the Trust. Candidates must also submit a profile statement and photograph with their nomination paper for dispatching with voting paper if an election is required.

Election Meeting

If more than one nomination for each position is received, and election will be required to determine the replacement Trustees’. Voting papers will be mailed to registered members on Tuesday 30 March and voting will close at 5pm (Chatham Islands Time) on Wednesday 19 May 2021. An election meeting will be held at Whakamaharatanga Marae, Te One, on Wharekauri, Chatham Islands, on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 5pm.

New Registrations

The Trust also invites anyone who has not already enrolled, aged 18 years and over and with the appropriate whakapapa, to apply to be included on the Trust’s register. Applications for registration must be received by 5pm on Friday 19 March 2021.

Further Information

Further information on the election process will be available at www.nmow.co.nz from 26 February 2021.

Warwick Lampp
Returning Officer - Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust
0800 666 042 or iro@electionz.com

Please download the official notice here:

Notice of Special Election and Call for Nomination of Trustees’ - 26 Feb 2021 Notice of Special Election and Call for Nomination of Trustees’ - 26 Feb 2021 (108 KB)