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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:

Putiputi McMahon

Mātihetihe Marae:

Debbie Martin


Morehu Marae: 

Jean Beazley


Motutī Marae:

Desire'e Andrews


Ngāi Tūpoto Marae:

Hoana Smith


Ngāti Manawa Marae:

Rihari Dargaville 

Ōhaki Marae:

Antionetta Tecklenburg 

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

Rangikohu Marae:

Katie Murray

Roma Marae:

Tui Qauqau 

Taiao Marae:

Lee-Anne Spice

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

Te Kotahitanga Marae:

Richard Murray 

Te Rarawa Marae:

Waikarere Gregory

Te Uri o Hina Marae:

Tui Bedggood

Waihou Marae:

Makere Ngaropo-Haiti

Wainui Marae:

Lisa McNab 

Waiparera Marae:

Matilda Bercic


Waipuna Marae:

Abraham Witana (Deputy Chair) 

Whakamaharatanga Marae:

Roberta McLean