Apr 15, 2021


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Tainui Waka Hui-aa-Iwi

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He Reo Powhiri Tainui Waka
Hui aa Iwi Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia

Panui from Kiingi Tuheitia;

Tuia i runga, tuia i raro
Ka rongo te poo, ka rongo te ao
I te korero, i te waananga Puuaatakataka, puuaawhiowhio Puuaowhia te marama-ahu-nuku Puuaowhia te marama-ahu-rangi
Ka takoto ki te hau noo Tuu
Ko Tuu-te-winiwini, ko Tuu-te-wanawana Ko Tuu whakaputaina
Ki te whei ao, ki te ao marama Tihei Mauriora!

You are invited to attend a two day Hui-aa-Iwi to discuss and debate fundamental issues concerning governance, representation, and the place of Te Kiingitanga within our tribal structures.

You are encouraged to have discussions with your whaanau and your Marae in order to share your thoughts in an open and frank forum.

This Hui-aa-Iwi seeks answers to three key questions:

1. What is our overarching tribal vision for the future?

2. Are our existing governance arrangements adequately serving tribal aspirations?

3. Is the current Marae-based representative structure creating a healthy tribal democracy?


5th February 2012 9.00am to 5.30pm
Day one: E ahu ana te Iwi ki whea (The tribe going forward)


Opening comments from Tukoroirangi Morgan Session 1: Modernisation and reform
– After 18 years is the current structure still fit for purpose?
– What is working and what isnt?
– Are we using existing tribal fora to their full potential e.g. Ngaa Marae Toopu?
– What might a new structure look like?
– How do we progress a modernisation programme?


Session 2: Exploring a tribal vision and principles
– Do we need a vision?
– What should it be?
– What principles should underpin it?

Session 3: Kiingitanga within the tribal structure (Rahui Papa)
– What is the role of Kiingitanga within the tribal structure?
– What aspects should be given recognition?


Session 4: Representation/membership
– What is the relationship between Marae within the Raupatu Rohe and others?
– Is one Marae-one vote fair, or should Raupatu Marae have greater weight?
– How should individual (hapu) claims be treated?
– Should whakapapa be the sole and ultimate determinant of membership?



Day two: 6th February 2013. 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Morning session: Te Taunga o te Kiingitanga (The role and purpose of Kiingitanga)

– What are your views on the kaupapa of the Kiingitanga?
– What are our responsibilities as kaitiaki?
– How is this expressed within Waikato-Tainui? and within the motu?
– What is the place of the Kiingitanga in NZ society?
– How do we give effect to its principles?

– The Hui will be held at Turangawaewae Marae.
– Kai and Breaks throughout the Hui will be announced during the days.
– There will be key speakers covering various issues in the program, they will
be announced on the day.
– You are encouraged to talk to your whanau, your Marae and your Hapu,
come to the Hui prepared.
– The proceedings shall be kept orderly at all times.

Please RSVP to:
Office of the King
Karlena Wirihana
Office (07) 824 7678 Mobile (021) 804 514 E-mail: [email protected]

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