Apr 21, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Waipareira Trust set for trustee elections

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Waipareiras annual general meeting will inform wh?nau within West Auckland the vision the Trust holds for the future.

Official bodies, wh?nau and community groups will gather at Hoani Waititi Marae to learn of previous and future activities.

Chairperson for the Trust Board Josie Smith said it is a good opportunity for us to review fiscal information for the past year and inform wh?nau of the directions the Trust will take in the future.

We will continue to lead change in the delivery of services to M?ori by paving the way for the betterment of M?ori growth and success.

When governments change, we need to have strategies in place to ensure business growth and business sustainability, Mrs Smith says.

It is an opportunity to review the Trust’s accounts and ask questions regarding strategic direction.

Chief executive officer John Tamihere said Waipareira Trust is very open to wh?nau. We are very transparent, Mr Tamihere says.

Waipareiras constitution provides that the board of trustees comprise between seven and 15 members, who are to be elected from Te Wh?nau O Waipareira boundary inclusive of all wh?nau M?ori and non-M?ori at an annual general meeting of the trust, except for one trustee who is nominated annually by Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua as a standing representative of the tangata whenua of Auckland.

Every waka is represented on the Trust board, Mr Tamihere says.

The Trust board members are appointed on a tri-annual basis. That is, each year, 3 trustees offer themselves for re-election or retirement and stand with any new nominations that may come from the wider wh?nau. A poll is held at the annual general meeting to determine the 3 successful members to the Trust Board.

This year there will be 4 positions available on Waipareiras Trust Board three positions for a three year term and one position for a two year term following the resignation of one member earlier this year.

  • Waipareira Trust welcomes all whanau and community to the annual general meeting tomorrow evening – Wednesday 23 November from 6.30pm at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland.

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