Nau mai ki te Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust

Annual General Meeting 2018

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE TRUST WILL HE HELD AT WHITIREIA (LIBRARY) TE WANANGA O RAUKAWA, 144 TASMAN ROAD, OTAKI ON 26TH APRIL 2018 AT 7 P.M.

 The AGM held on 11th MARCH at Te Pou o Tainui Marae failed to attract a quorum. All reports were presented to those present. This meeting on 26th APRIL is therefore being held to report to members, including validators and hapū representatives. It is for members to receive the Annual Reports.  Those present will be deemed to constitute a quorum and the meeting will proceed at 7 p.m. for those who are present.

All members of Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust are welcome to attend.

AGENDA

Karakia

Apologies

Resolution: That the apologies be accepted.

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

Resolution: That the 2017 AGM minutes be accepted as a correct record of the 2017 AGM

Annual Reports

Resolution: That the Annual Report as posted on the Trust website, tabled at the meeting on 11th March and at this meeting be received.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Resolution: That Heitia Raureti and Jess Kereama be reappointed to the Dispute Resolution Committee.

Distribution Policy and Application Forms

Application Forms and information on priorities for 2018  will be available for members with Opening and closing dates for 2018.

Notes:

The Secretary will be available from 6 p.m. with Membership Registrations to be validated by  Hapū Validators. Please ensure that Hapū Validators are present to complete validations.

Refreshments will be available prior to the meeting from 6 p.m.

Rachael Selby, Chair

Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust

Annual Report 2018:

Click on the link below to download the Annual Report 2018:

Annual Report 2018

Latest Newsletter:    Ngahuru/Autumn 2018

REGISTER NOW

He waka eke noa

Advantages to registration and becoming a member of the trust

  1. Ensure eligibility to any future funding distribution
  2. Provides proof of iwi/hapū affiliation and important to some tertiary students
  3. Vital connection to iwi/hapū organisation
  4. Receive information/news on one of the most important socio-economic organisation that actively distributes funds to tribal members.

Ngāti Raukawa are spread around the globe especially Australia. We are reminded of this regularly through messages from those seeking to register. Few are registered with the trust and we seek assistance in communicating with potential members in Australia and in other countries.

Registration of members is a key activity for the trust. It is intent on continuing to improve our registration process. Last year saw the updating of our online registration process. This should make it easier to process these registrations.

As at the end of January 2018, we have:

• 10,405 validated members

• 1898 are under 20

• 3661 over 20 and under 40

• 4787 are over 40

We have 1230 members without addresses. Please if you are moving update us with your new address.

Geographic statistics:

• 8,201 North Island members

• 5141 are in the Horowhenua and Manawatū/Whanganui/Wellington area

• 830 in the South Island

• 413 live in Australia

• 49 live in Europe and the Americas

To register click on Registration menu above.

Update Details:  To keep you informed it is important we have your up-to-date details.  If you have changed your address details/email please let us know via the secretary.

New Trustees 2017

Following an election in May 2017 four new trustees were elected:

  • Debbie Birch
  • Cyril Mako
  • Emma Winiata
  • Bernadette Arapere

They join Rachael Selby and Jerald Twomey who were re-elected for a further term and Justin Tamihana who is a current trustee.

The trustees meet four to six times a year with scheduled quarterly meetings and an annual general meeting. Conference call meetings are made where necessary.