Te Arawa Partnership Outcome
In August/September 2015 Te Arawa voted and elected a board of 14 members for the next three years to guide the partnership and represent the diverse voices of Te Arawa.
Key facts about the election process:
- 2,839 votes were received (25% of eligible voters)
- 77% by postal vote and 23% by online vote
- Voting papers were sent to 11,153 Te Arawa descendants
The successful candidates (in order of votes received) are as follows:
KOEKE (1 SEAT)
- Te Uru o Te Whetu (Fred) Whata (elected unopposed)*.
*He aituā, he aituā. I hinga he totara nui. Te Uru o Te Whetu sadly passed away in November 2016 during his term as the Koeke representative. At a meeting held at Kahumatamomoe Marae on Friday 2 December 2016, Te Pukenga Koeke o Te Arawa agreed to recommend that Dr Ken Kennedy be their Kaumatua representative on Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board.
PAN TE ARAWA ENTITIES (1 SEAT)
- Eugene Berryman-Kamp
RANGATAHI (2 SEATS)
- Te Mauri Tait Kingi
- Ngahuia Hona-Paku