Kaiwhakahaere Election

Following Tā Mark Solomon stepping down as Kaiwhakahaere Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu needs to elect a new Kaiwhakahaere.

The election of the Kaiwhakahaere is a requirement of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Charter and is provided for and governed by the Charter and the relevant Te Rūnanga policy.

Papatipu Rūnanga were recently invited to make nominations for Kaiwhakahaere with the period for nominations closing on 2 March 2017. The election for Kaiwhakahaere will take place at the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu meeting on 8 April 2017 which will be at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, 15 Show Place Christchurch. All Ngāi Tahu Whānui are welcome to attend this meeting and observe the election process and outcome.

Below is the Request for Nominations form that was issued to all Papatipu Rūnanga on 31 January 2017. Once the period for nominations closes all valid nominations received will be added to this page.

More information about the election of the Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere can be found here (policy) or you are welcome to contact the Office of Te Rūnanga.