Form and function review

In April this year Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu decided to undertake a review of their current governance structures and processes. The aim of the review is to refine and enhance the performance of the board to make sure Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is in good shape for the future.

It has been more than 20 years since the Settlement and it is timely for us to ensure we continue to have appropriate governance. The review will draw on previous reviews, the collective knowledge of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and expert external advice.

In addition we are asking for whānau feedback because we want the review to reflect your aspirations. It’s your chance to have your say.

A form and function consultation document will be released soon. You will be able to access that document on this website page when it is available.

Whānau will have one month to give feedback to the consultation document once it is released, and all feedback will be considered by Te Rūnanga. Stay tuned to this page for updates!

Q and A

What is the purpose of the Form and Function Review?
The purpose of the Form and Function Review is to review, refine and enhance current governance structures and processes to help support best governance practise and performance for the Board over the next 20 years.

What’s it got to do with me?
It is important to provide Ngāi Tahu whānau with the opportunity to provide feedback on the review, to have your say on the way our governance Board operates on behalf of all Ngāi Tahu whānui.

How can I have my say?
A consultation document will be released shortly for iwi members to review, and to provide feedback on. You can read the review, and provide feedback on this webpage when it is released. You will also be able to provide feedback over the phone by calling 0800KAITAHU.

If I am not a registered iwi member, can I still give feedback on the Form and Function Review?
Only registered members can give feedback via the website. A portal has been developed that can only be accessed by entering your iwi registration number and pin. Feedback can also be given through your Papatipu Rūnanga at their regular hui. If you do not have access to any of these options, our call centre can help register your feedback for you, simply call 0800KAITAHU

What if I have forgotten my pin, my iwi registration number, or I don’t have one?
Call 0800KAITAHU. Our team will help you through the process. When the review is available, our team can also help you enter your feedback, should you be unable to access the feedback portal online through this page.

When will the consultation document be ready, and the opportunity to feedback started?
We hope to have the consultation document ready for whānau soon. Once it is available you will find it on this webpage. You can also tune into Tahu FM for updates.

How long will I have to give feedback?
Once the consultation document is released, whānau will have one month to give their feedback.

What happens to my feedback?
All feedback to the Form and Function Review consultation document will be considered by the Form and Function Review Committee. The Board of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will be presented with a final report for consideration.

How does this review feed into the election of the Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere?
The election of the Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere will be held on 23 November 2017. Once the Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere are elected they will operate on role descriptions that the Board agreed to in their September Board hui. The Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere will operate under these role descriptions until the completion of the Form and Function review. Following the completion of the review, the Board will re-evaluate the role descriptions and ensure they are in line with the findings of the review. The Board decided to take this approach to ensure the Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere are elected before Hui-ā-Iwi.