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 Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa - Board of Trustees

The membership of Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa governance board consists of 23 marae, whereby each hapū marae elects a marae delegate who represents and speaks on behalf of its marae constituents. Marae Delegates are nominated prior to each Rūnanga Annual General Meeting, they must be registered as an adult member of the Rūnanga, and if elected they may hold office for three years.

Tirohanga Whānui: Rūnanga Vision

Ko ngā whānau ō Te Rarawa, kei te tūkaha ki tō rātou tuākiri tangata, kei te piri pūmau ki tō rātou marae, kei te mau tonu te manawa ki ngā mahi āwhina. 

Te Rarawa whānau strong in their identity, active with their marae, and making a contribution.

Tirohanga Whānui: Rūnanga Mission

The mission of Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa is to provide the means for hapū and marae to develop their resources within each rohe, to enhance the well-being of all of Te Rarawa.

Role of Marae Delegate

As an elected representative, the marae delegate may from time to time advocate their own marae/hapū interests, as they are accountable to the marae/hapū that they represent.  However, the marae delegate shall also cultivate a unity of purpose and make decisions in the best interests of the Rūnanga and the Iwi as a whole. 

Generally, the role of the marae delegate includes (but is not exclusive to):

  • Setting the strategic direction for the Rūnanga group and monitoring the group progress against approved plans.
  • Representing the Rūnanga in a positive, professional manner that reflects and promotes pride within Te Rarawa Iwi.
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implementing obligations from Te Rarawa Claims Settlement Act 2015.

The marae delegate shall also:

  • Remain actively involved with their hapū marae.
  • Report regularly to their hapū marae.
  • Attend hapū marae meetings as required.
  • Not allow a conflict of interest to arise between their duties as a hapū marae representative and a trustee.

Current Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa Trustees

Chairman:

Haami Piripi  

Korou Kore Marae:

Billy-James Natanahira 

Mātihetihe Marae:

John Tahana 

Morehu Marae: 

Pirikapa Pirini 

Motutī Marae:

No marae delegate

Ngāi Tūpoto Marae:

Wendy Henwood 

Ngāti Manawa Marae:

Rihari Dargaville 

Ōhaki Marae:

Antoinette Tecklenburg 

Ōwhata Marae: No marae delegate
Pāteoro Marae: No marae delegate 
Pikipāria Marae: No marae delegate 

Rangikohu Marae:

Katie Murray (Deputy Chair) 

Roma Marae:

Tui Qauqau 

Taiao Marae:

Samuel Dunn 

Tauteihiihi Marae: No marae delegate
Te Arohanui Marae:  No marae delegate

Te Kotahitanga Marae:

Richard Murray 

Te Rarawa Marae:

Waikarere Gregory (alternate) 

Te Uri o Hina Marae:

John Walsh 

Waihou Marae:

Mereana Ngaropo (alternate)

Wainui Marae:

Lisa McNab 

Waiparera Marae:

John Smart

Waipuna Marae:

Abraham Witana 

Whakamaharatanga Marae:

Mercia Smith