Election of the Kaiwhakahaere and
Deputy Kaiwhakahaere

A new Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere will be elected at the Te Rūnanga board hui on 23 November 2017.


The election of these positions takes place every three years. This is a requirement of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Charter and is provided for and governed by the Charter and Appointment Policy.

This year’s elections will be held at the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu November board hui, so that the new Te Rūnanga leadership is in place for Hui-ā-Iwi (24-26 November).

Nominations for the two positions will open on 18 September 2017 when the Secretary will issue a “Request for Nominations” to Papatipu Rūnanga. Nominations from Papatipu Rūnanga will remain open for 30 days, closing 18 October. Once all nominations have been received they will be made public on this page.

Nominations for each position come from Papatipu Rūnanga (although it is not compulsory for a Papatipu Rūnanga to make a nomination) and if whānau wish to be involved they should work with their rūnanga.

Papatipu Rūnanga will receive further information on the election process shortly, and will be invited to make nominations for these positions.

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