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Welcome from the Rongowhakaata Iwi

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Ko Puketapu te Maunga

Ko Te Arai te Awa

Ko Horouta me Takitimu ngā Waka

Ko Ruapani te Ariki

Ko Rongowhakaata te Iwi

Naumai, piki mai, haere mai

Warmest greetings to all who visit this website, the home of our whānau of Rongowhakaata, who are the descendants of Turahiri, Moetai, Uetupupuke me Rongowhakaata raua ko Ruapani, spread around the world.  Our website aims to bring us together over the miles and help us keep in touch with issues and events affecting Rongowhakaata here at home and abroad. This website lets you know what is happening at home and encourages you to keep in touch with your whānau, your hapū and your marae.

Welcome to the world of Rongowhakaata.


Notice of Special Resolution.

This Notice is to inform beneficiaries of the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust that a Special General Meeting and Postal Ballot is being held on a Special Resolution to amend the Trust Deed.

RESOLUTION: That the amended Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Deed, in the form advertised with the public notice, be adopted as the Trust Deed for the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust. 

Proposed Amendments to the Trust Deed

Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting of the Trust will be held to discuss the proposed amendments.

Time/Date – 10am on 4 November 2017
Place – Whakato Marae; 33 Whakato Road,Manutuke.

Postal ballot

Voting on the special resolution is by postal ballot. Ballot papers and info packs are being mailed to every Rongowhakaata Member over 18 years of age who has supplied the Trust with an up-to-date postal address.

To ensure you receive a ballot; EMAIL elections@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz with your full name and current postal address; or call 0800 766 469 to check if your current details are up-to-date on our database. If not they can be corrected and a ballot paper sent to your new address.

Ballot Papers will also be supplied at the Special General Meeting and can be submitted there as well.

Voting from overseas.

If you feel your ballot paper will not be received by the close of election please contact the returning officer by emailing elections@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz with your full name and current postal address. An electronic version of your ballot paper will be sent to you which you will need to print off; fill in then scan or photograph and email back to be submitted into the ballot.

BALLOT CLOSES 4 November, 2017.

Key Dates:

12 October – Ballot Opens; postal ballots sent out to registered voters.
04 November – Special General Meeting to discuss amendments and ballot closes.
07 November – Last date for receipt of postal ballots and official election results announced

All inquiries regarding the voting process should be directed to Adam Maynard at elections@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz or call 0800 766 469.

Please contact the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Offi ce for other inquiries relating to the Trust Deed amendments or the Special General Meeting trust@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz or call 0800 766 469

Contact us

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Office

Ph: 068628086
Ph: 0800 766 469
Physical Address: 78 Whakato Road, Manutuke Gisborne
Postal Address: CMB 24  Manutuke, Gisborne 4053