I declare the result for the 2022 trustee election for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust, conducted by internet, postal and ballot box voting at the AGM, that closed on Saturday 10 December 2022. I confirm that the official result was determined after the scrutiny of the roll was completed, the validity of all votes was determined, and all valid votes were counted.
To view the results please use the link below.
In 2023, Te Runanga o Ngāti Tama will provide members with a Hauora Grant payment of up to $300 for costs
related to your vision, dental or hearing needs, specifically:
· Hearing Aids
· Spectacles and Contact Lenses
· Teeth and Dentures.
For more details and how to apply please click the link below.
To register to attend the upcoming AGM remotely, please register your details below”
The Chairperson and current Trustee of Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Tama Charitable Trust are seeking expressions of interest to add at least two, possibly up to five, additional trustees for Te Manawaroa Trust.
Applications are open for the WSP and Ngāti Tama Cadetship that will see one of our own starting a career in either engineering, draughting, surveying, contract management and more. The cadetship comes with a permanent job and is targeted at diploma level study. The successful candidate will have their study paid for and given study leave.
This initiative has come about from the relationship we have built with WSP over the years.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Deputy Chair Frances White and lead trustee for the workforce action plan, says the WSP Ngāti Tama cadetship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cadet and their whanau.
“The WSP cadetship programme is amazing. Where else can you get a fulltime job working with a world leader in sustainable solutions that has 26 offices across Aotearoa and in 40 countries? While also having the opportunity to gain a diploma? Just imagine the career possibilities. We're thrilled to work with WSP to offer this cadetship."
There’s a vacant desk at the WSP office in New Plymouth, labelled ‘Ngāti Tama Cadet.’ Apply now.
The election of officers will be held by postal and internet voting. Voting papers will be posted to registered members from Monday 31 October 2022. Voting will close on Saturday 10 December 2022, at a time to be determined by the trustees at the AGM.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust (the Trust) is the representative entity of the collective interests of Ngāti Tama iwi and manages the Trust on behalf of and for the benefit of existing and future members of Ngāti Tama.
The Trust is administered by up to 7 trustees. The existing trustees will retire after the next AGM. The Trust now invites nominations to fill the 7 available trustee positions. The retiring trustees can stand for re-election if they choose.
Nominations opened on Tuesday 30 August 2022, and close at 5pm on Friday 30 September 2022.
August 8, 2022
The enforcement by NZ Police of a trespass order against a small number of unlawful protestors from Mt Messenger has been supported by Ngāti Tama.
“The protest group is led by a handful of people who do not recognise Ngāti Tama’s manawhenua rights and interests in our rohe” says Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Chair Conrad O’Carroll.
“They claim to be an iwi, but no other iwi recognises them.”
“The entire roading project is taking place in Ngāti Tama’s rohe, and we are partners with Waka Kotahi in its design and delivery. Locals know the current road’s unsafe to travel on at times, particularly when slips close one or both lanes. Through our partnership, we have already secured significant benefits for the taiao (environment) of northern Taranaki, and for the people of Ngāti Tama. That’s hugely important for us.”
The return of tūpuna land was celebrated on 8 August 2022 at Pukearuhe Marae by over hundred people from Ngāti Tama and Waka Kotahi.
The 120-hectare coastal property at Gilbert Road, at the end of Pukearuhe Road is part of agreements with Waka Kotahi for Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass. It has been exchanged for 20 hectares of Treaty Settlement land needed for the project.
The land, now renamed as Ngarautika, has great significance for Ngāti Tama with wāhi tapu, pā sites and wai tapu. It is where Poutama Whiria, the adze of Tokomaru Waka was rediscovered in 1923.
May 22nd - 23rd 2022
Our agreement with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport gives Ngāti Tama members and its associates, priority to tender for contracts. Te rūnanga is keen for you to consider what a Ngāti Tama business is and what determines an associate entity to Ngāti Tama.
We’re hosting two sessions online for Ngāti Tama members. Come along, for links to the sessions, contact email@example.com
The Pou Tiaki is responsible for overseeing mahi-a-wairua and other cultural and management responsibilities for Te Ara o Te Ata. This role is pivotal to ensuring the mauri o te taiao is protected and upheld during the life of the project.
For a job description please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection of Rōpu Tiaki members
The Kaunihera Kaumatua and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama are considering nominations and selecting members for the new Rōpu Tiaki. This group is tasked with being expert advisors on mahi-a-wairua, mainly for Te Ara o Te Ata project and other mahi determined by te Rūnanga.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama is on the cusp of progressing significant opportunities for Ngāti Tama’s growth and development. We are looking for a leader with strong relationship skills who can design, bring strategy to life and deliver outcomes for the iwi. For a job description email email@example.com .The closing date is Wed 11 May.
A Taranaki group denied tangata whenua status by the courts in relation to the Mt Messenger bypass has been sidelined again in a separate fight over the repair of a gas pipeline.
Discussions on pest management and biodiversity in the Parininihi and the overlap with the new pest management programme for Te Ara o Te Ata. Waka Kotahi and MTM Alliance members are attending this hui to provide clarity on key matters while seeking ideas for the new programme.
A follow-up hui to confirm a governance and operational structure for the new Pest Management Programme. Ngāti Tama, Tiaki Te Mauri and Waka Kotahi/MTM Alliance agree to co-design a strategy and operational plan to get pest control underway. The programme is funded by Waka Kotahi as part of the agreements we signed with them as part of Te Ara o Te Ata.
The first meeting was held of the Steering Group for the new Pest Management Programme covering 3,650ha in the Parininihi and adjacent land administered by DoC. The Steering Group is made up of representatives from Ngāti Tama, Waka Kotahi and DoC.
For health and safety reasons, the AGM will be held online. To register for this please click on this link http://ngatitamaotaranaki.iwi.nz/agm/
Tonight’s karakia will be performed by Ngāti Tama.
Ka rere te puru o Poutama. Ka rangona e ngā hau o Taranaki
Results of the iwi vote that could affect the future of the proposed $200 million Mt Messenger bypass should be known by the end of the week.
The path to finding a way around Mt Messenger has been as long and winding as the road itself.
Now one iwi holds the key to the $200 million bypass project that would see State Highway 3 go around the north Taranaki mountain rather than over it.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Chairperson Paul Silich announces the result of the 2020 voting process on the special resolution covering the Mt Messenger Bypass proposal, The voting, which closed at a special general meeting (SGM) held on Saturday 11 July 2020, supported the project with 82 percent of voters in agreement. The special resolution was successful as over 75 percent of valid votes was reached.
Taranaki’s Mt Messenger bypass is closer than ever to becoming a reality with iwi voting to accept a deal that makes the $200m project possible.