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Representatives from 62 marae were in attendance at today’s meeting. The results:

The Chairperson of Te Kauhanganui:

  • Tania Martin

New executive committee:

  • Hemi Rau
  • Marae Tukere
  • Tom Roa
  • Tipa Mahuta
  • Kingi Porima
  • Sonny Wilson
  • Rahui Papa
  • Paki Rawiri
  • Rukumoana Schaafhousen

There was a deadlock for the last executive place. Te Kauhanganui couldn’t decide between Tuku or Huhana Marshall. Despite Tuku’s multi-million dollar ripoff he still got votes and he missed every position until the very last (he misses out).

Who will the Maori king choose as his representative? Will Miller remain? There was a rumor going round that if Tuku didn’t make the cut, that Tuku would attempt to convince the king to give him Miller’s seat on the executive.

STATEMENT BY CHAIR OF WAIKATO TAINUI TE KAUHANGANUI INCORPORATED (“TE KAUHANGANUI”)
DATE: SUNDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2012

For immediate release

The re-elected Chair of Te Kauhanganui has this morning announced the results of yesterday’s elections as follows:

Chairperson – Mrs Tania Martin

Deputy – Mr Bill Takerei

Secretary – Mrs Ani Capper

Te Arataura, Executive Committee of Te Kauhanganui:

Mr Hemi Rau, Mr Kingi Porima, Ms Marae Tukere, Mr Paki Rawiri, Mr Rahui Papa, Mrs Rukumoana Schaafhausen, Mr Sonny Wilson, Ms Tipa Mahuta, and Mr Tom Roa.

Waikato Tainui is moving forward…”acknowledging our past, advancing our present, investing in our future…”

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ani Merv Taylor
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 19:37:33

    Great news whats happened to Tuku and Huana

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  2. Adam
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 20:51:27

    What a shame. As a casual observer of tribal affairs this is very disappointing. Same old same old (with the exception of Tom who actually displayed integrity).

    Where is the new and young talent? Were the young talent block voted out by a core group of chronies? Unfortunately I’m not hopeful for this lot to generate the new ideas and perspectives we need to move things along. I hope I’m proved wrong. I will most certainly be asking my Marae representatives to “please explain?”.

    Adam.

    🙂

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  3. Adam
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 20:55:09

    p.s. with the exception of one or two people, this group appears to be more managerial than visionary. We perhaps needed more of the latter. It appears an opportunity to affect change has gone begging.

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  4. Techno
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 02:17:59

    eraka that was early news wat about chair of kauhanganui. way i hear it those elections would not have happened if she didnt start this. is she still the chair?

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  5. Pessimistic
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 03:06:12

    C’mon, it’s round 1….. don’t count Tuku out just yet? who is the King’s rep?????? Watch this space it’ll be Tuku!

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  6. wally
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 06:42:13

    sorry but its Tina way to go girl you rock??

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  7. wally
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 06:47:48

    Sorry Tania Martin to excited i guess ?

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  8. wally
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 06:51:42

    lucky i was’nt on the Te Kauhanganui i probably would of been fired from tuku for spelling your name wrong lol

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  9. Techno
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 08:40:21

    hey adam leave the vision stuff to tania martin she was the only that saw any bloody thing. te aratauras job is is to manage lets hope we got people that can actualy do that this time round specially our tribal money. and you pessimistic your name bloody suits you.

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  10. Ruth
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:02:11

    I think the new group gives us a good balance. At this point, what the tribe requires is consolidation and stability for at least 18 months, till trust and confidence has been regained. It has been such a tumultuous 12 months that order needs to be restored to the house. It will be interesting who the chair will be, and if this will be decided before the final position is filled. A big ups to 50% of TKH. As for the other 50%, what further proof do you need that Tuku’s interests are not for the tribe?

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  11. TAINUI_BULL
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 12:44:53

    KIA ORA WHANAU…. GOOD TO SEE U FULAZ BACK IN THERE…KIA KAHA…STAND TALL AND SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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  12. TAINUI_BULL
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 12:46:27

    P S….. MY MARAE NEEDS A HALF MILLION.

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  13. Adam
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 13:32:28

    Good to see Tania is on there. She wasn’t there when I originally posted. Thats great news.

    Some may see my view as pessimist yet the fact is it seems there are a few names on that list who have been on Te Arataura before and have delivered mediocre results that have lead to the current position of the tribe. The evidence speaks for itself.

    Lets hope the newer faces on TA can make bigger contributions to bring about a better result.

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  14. Pikiao Wairere.
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 22:13:25

    My concern is if this new top executives ..(one im not keen to see back) can not only fix the financial over spend as stated..but our pohara member’s who have no mahi and whare for their tamariki..but left to depend on this pakeha kawana who are selling us(Huntly Power Station) out and cutting benefits leaving our member’s opppressed..much mahi for them to awhi our member’s….if they can meet the needs then im all for them..Kia Ora Whanau..

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  15. TAINUI_BULL
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:14:17

    KIA ORA PIKIAO-WAIRERE, UNFORTUNATELY THE MARAE’S HAVE VOTED SO WHAT WE SEE IS WHAT WE GET , BUT WAITS THERE’S MORE ? TE KINGI HAS TO SELECT HIS REP….STAY TUNED..NEK MINNIT.

    PS YOUR NAME IS PART OF MY WHAKAPAPA.

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    • Pikiao Wairere.
      Feb 14, 2012 @ 17:21:47

      Te Na koe Tainui Bull, my name is my Paapa’s whakapapa..Pikiao line..Maama Ngati Wairere…Sonny Wilson took our vote …a koe..Mohio ana ahou kia rataukatoa..na Mihinui kia koe..

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  16. Ngawaero
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:35:26

    It will be a shame to lose the current KA rep, Greg Miller brings a wide range of skills and experiences to the role furthermore, has also displayed a professional attitude and manner when faced with challenging situations.

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  17. TAINUI_BULL
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 18:43:41

    KIA ORA PIKIAO-WAIRERE — MY PAAPAS LINE- KOROKI / PIKIAO — MY MAMA — WAIRERE / MAHUTA……….. KIA ORA WHANAUNGA

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    • Pikiao Wairere.
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 20:37:24

      Te Na Koe e te whanaunga……IM SO HAPPY I GOT WHAKAPAPA TOTO TO CONNECT WITH ON ERAKA’S BLOG…FOND MEMORIES OF KINGI KOROKI AT TUTURAPAPAKAMUTU MARAE AS A TEEN…..LOVED SERVING HIM WITH MY TAANE…KIA ORA WHANAUUNGA..

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  18. Alain Marfat
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 09:31:59

    In 1835 at Kawhia Kenehuru daughter of chief Te Tuhi O Terangi of Ngai Mahuta and neice of King Te Wherowhero married Edward Meurant whos parents fled France to escape persecution of Huguenotes. And this couple had kids. A great great great grandson was second in command Red Squad and later was inspector of police then later a Member of Parliament for 9 years with Bachelors and Masters university degrees and is now a self made businesman in the Middel East and East Europe with no jobs for the boys from his old National cronies. A no nonsense man who defended Maori in articles recently written “Deep in the Forest” (2007- on goggle) and “When good cops go bad” North & South Magazine October 2012. Maybe time we got this due to sort out where goes our money and keep Tuku under control

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  19. Tainui on the Web. Eraka's Blog
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 12:41:16

    Meurant is the guy who bashed human rights protesters in the 80’s. And we’ve got Clint Rickards too. Ewww

    Reply

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