The Mana Ahuriri Trust was established pursuant to a trust deed dated 24in September 2016 (“Trust Deed”) as the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to receive, manage, hold and administer the assets of the Mana Ahuriri Trust on behalf of and for the benefit of the Beneficiaries of the Mana Ahuriri Trust (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed).
The Mana Ahuriri Trust is currently governed by the Initial Trustees (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed). Clause 3.2 of the Trust Deed specifies that not less than seven (7) and no more than nine (9) shall be appointed and hold office. in accordance with the Trust Deed. A call for nominations is being made to fill all NINE (9) trustee positions of Initial Trustees (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed). The current trustees are eligible to stand for re-election if they choose.
Nominations must be made on an official nomination form from the Returning Officer:
Alternatively, to Download a copy of the Nomination Form Click HERE
Please note that any nomination must include the written signature of the candidate as well as three nominators who must all be registered members of Mana Ahuriri at the time of nomination.
The Trust Deed also lists the following eligibility requirements. The Trust Deed states that an Adult Member of Mana Ahuriri shall not be eligible for nomination as a candidate for election as a trustee if she of he:cannot be:
(i)is or has ever been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty as defined in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961, or an offence under section 373(4) of the Companies Act 1993 (unless that person is an eligible individual for the purposes of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004);
(ii)is bankrupt nor has at the time of nomination made any composition or arrangement with his or her creditors;
(iii)has been convicted of an indictable offence (unless that personI am is an eligible individual for the purposes of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004);
(iv)is subject to a compulsory treatment order under the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act 1992 nor subject to a property order, personal order or welfare guardian order under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988;
(v)has within the last three (3) years been removed from the office of Trustee in accordance with clause 23.5 of the Trust Deed;
(vi)is prohibited from being an officer of any incorporated society under any statute: or
(vii)is prohibited from being a director or taking part in the management of any incorporated or unincorporated body under the Companies Act 1993, the Securities Act 1978, the Securities Market Act 1988, or the Takeovers Act 1993 (or their successors).
If you or someone you know meets the eligibility criteria required to become a tTrustee and
is keen to contribute to the future of the Mana Ahuriri Trust, we encourage you to consider nomination.
Nominations must be submitted to the Returning Officer by the close of nominations at 12 Noon Friday 28 May.
If more than NINE (9) eligible nominations are received, an election will be required, and it will be carried out by postal vote.
Once it is known if an election is required, the Trust will set dates for:
(a) the closing date for the election and
(b) the date by way membership applications must be received to be considered for approval in time to be eligible to vote in this election
Tentative dates are:
Once the dates are finalised by the Trust, the website will be updated, there will be newspaper advertisements placed and the voter packs will be mailed out by electionz.com. The official election results will be promptly publicly notified, including on the Trust’s website.
All Adult Members of Mana Ahuriri Trust (as defined in clause 1.1 of the Trust Deed) can participate in the trustee elections. If you have whānau who are not registered with Mana Ahuriri but wish to participate in the trustee election please contact the Mana Ahuriri Office firstname.lastname@example.org or the Returning Officer on the free phone election helpline 0800 666 040, to request a registration form. Do not delay sending applications for registration in otherwise you may not be eligible to vote in this trustee election.
For more information on the registration or trustee election processes you can also visit the
Mana Ahuriri website
A beneficiary is an individual registered member of Mana Ahuriri Trust who holds whakapapa to one or more of the following Hapu:
On the 23 September 2016 Mana Ahuriri Trust was established.
The initial Mana Ahuriri Trust Trustees were:
The ratification of the Deed of Settlement the Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and the initial Trustees were ratified by the registered members of the Mana Ahuriri Incorperated in October 2016.
The Deed of Settlement was signed on the 2nd of November 2016 between the Crown and Mana Ahuriri Trust on behalf of its beneficiaries.
In the March of 2017, elections were held for 2 new initial Trustees.
The Mana Ahuriri Trust Board initial Trustees are now:
Mana Ahuriri Trust held its first Annual General Meeting on the 20th of December 2017 at Wharerangi Marae.