Announcement: Tuhoe-Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board Election Results 2009

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the election results for the Tuhoe- Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board.

The following successful candidates are:

Maungapohatu/Waimana Division:

Martin Rakuraku

Clifford Akuhata

Max Temara

Marie Stewart

Ruatoki Division:

Kapi Tupe

Hiria Hape

Hana Harawira

Tama Nikora

Waikaremoana Division:

Neuton Lambert

Jennifer Takuta-Moses

Lance Winitana

In the Ruatahuna Division the candidates were elected unopposed:

Aubrey Temara

Rongonui Tahi

Professor Pou Temara

Puke Timoti

For results click www.tuhoe.iwi.nz

Board Member Profiles

Here are the Full Election Results.

Maungapohatu/Waimana Division:
Candidates Elected Number of Votes
Martin Rakuraku 209
Clifford Akuhata 202
Max Temara 147
Marie Stewart 139
Candidates Not Elected Number of Votes
Monty Kora 138
Richard Tumarae 137
Tunuiarangi McLean 124
Rangiora Rakuraku 109
Minnie Tamaki 89
Voting Details
Number of Ballot Papers Issued 1060
Number of Valid Returned Ballot Papers 377
Ruatoki Division:
Candidates Elected Number of Votes
Kapi Tupe 360
Hiria Hape 355
Hana Harawira 272
Tama Nikora 258
Candidates Not Elected Number of Votes
Korotau Tait 247
Awhina Rangiaho 214
Paki Nikora 209
Clifford Waaka 208
Joshua Kalan 99
Voting Details
Number of Ballot Papers Issued 2048
Number of Valid Returned Ballot Papers 618
Waikaremoana Division
Candidates Elected Number of Votes
Neuton Lambert 140
Jennifer Takuta-Moses 129
Lance Winitana 108
Candidates Not Elected Number of Votes
Tikirau Stevens 92
Arin Matamua 81
Voting Details

Number of Ballot Papers Issued 595
Number of Valid Returned Ballot Papers 208

The History of the Tuhoe-Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board:

The Trust was renamed the Tuhoe-Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board. The Trust is set up by statute. Its accounts are audited by the Auditor-General. The beneficiarys rights are therefore guaranteed by law. The Trust has now more than 7000 registered beneficiaries. Every adult beneficiary is entitled to vote for the trustees and to stand for election. Tuhoe no matter where they live, if they are registered, can vote for the trustees.

In 2006 at the last election only one division went to Ballot, Ruatoki. The other three divisions Trust members were selected by Tribal Committee. There are 15 Trustees elected in four divisions, four from Ruatahuna, Waimana/Maungapohatu and Ruatoki and three from Waikaremoana.

The Trust has always been run by Tuhoe for Tuhoe. The first board purchased Poronui Station in Taupo as the Trust Board members, who were farmers, could see its potential. The land proved infertile and needed more investment than the trust could afford so a management deal was done with the Lands and Survey Department who developed the station. The board in 1968 sold the station for a reasonable return and the Trust began investing in forestry.

TangataWhenua.com would like to congratulate all successful Trustees!!

1 COMMENT

  1. A message for Monty Kora.I have been trying to contact you about land issue but have had no way of finding you.Please make contact if you can.Thanks

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