Notice of Special General Meeting

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa will be holding a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday 10th December 2022 to announce the newly elected Te Rarawa marae delegates and alternative delegates, to recognise the contributions and services of the incumbent Chairperson Haami Piripi, QSM, OBE and other retiring Delegates and to announce the election results for the incoming Chairperson for Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa.

Marae Delegates to Te Rūnanga ō Te Rarawa

Earlier this year Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa had completed its Marae delegate and Alternate delegate elections. As guided by the Rūnanga Trust Deed, a SGM must be held to confirm the Delegates elect. The SGM also provides whānau and hapū with the opportunity to meet and greet your marae representatives.

Acknowledgement to the Chairperson

During his leadership tenure as Chairperson, Haami Piripi has supported the transformation of Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa from a $30M organisation to the $110M business entity that we are today. Haami led Te Rarawa Treaty negotiations team, the ratification process and engagement with Te Rarawa whānau across the motu of Aotearoa. Through his leadership and drive an Historical Treaty Settlement Claim for Te Rarawa and our close Te Hiku iwi relations Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri and Ngai Takoto was passed into legislation in 2015. 

Te Rarawa Leadership vote looming

Three candidates have been nominated by the people, to contend for the position of the Chairperson for Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa.  These are:

• Lisa McNab (Wainui Marae)
• Katie Murray (Rangikohu marae); and 
• John Smart (Waiparera marae)

The independent Election Services have been overseeing the voting processes and will attend the SGM to confirm the marae delegates and alternate delegates and to announce the results of the newly appointed Chairperson.

Te Rūnanga ō Te Rarawa encourages all affiliated Te Rarawa iwi members to participate in the upcoming vote for our future Chairperson.  You can watch the candidate presentations below:

Key contact
Abraham Witana
Deputy Chairperson
Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa
027 254 1713

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa Chair election candidates

November Hui-a-Marama Interviews 2022

On Wednesday the 16th of November at Hui-a-Marama, the three candidates for Election of Chair had the opportunity to present their goals and aspirations for Te Rarawa.


Questions posed to the candidates were:

• The role of the Chairperson is to primarily ensure a sustained planned approach is taken to ensure that the cultural, environmental, social, and economic aspirations and wellbeing of Te Rarawa members are upheld - What is your strategy to achieve this? How and where will you draw the data from to ensure this happens? Who do you see as the entity(ties) to deliver and how do you see this happening?

• To represent and articulate the views of Te Rarawa at all levels and where appropriate - How and where do you expect this information to be drawn from? What does whānau, hapū, iwi engagement look like?

• To oversee the effective governance and management of Te Rūnanga. what does effective governance and management of the Rūnanga look like to you?

• To facilitate meeting processes and to ensure the appropriate delegation of tasks and responsibilities are undertaken where appropriate. Give us an example of what meeting processes looks like and the infrastructure to ensure delegated tasks and responsibilities are achieved?

Lisa McNab - Wainui Marae

Katie Murray - Rangikohu Marae