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External Governance Appointments

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu currently holds 88 governance positions on the boards of external organisations. These roles are specifically set aside in the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 to benefit Ngāi Tahu Whānui and to give effect to our aspirations. They represent an important mechanism to maintain our cultural identity and ensure our voice is heard across the motu.

Appointees are nominated by Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga and selected by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for an average term of three years.

To be notified about upcoming appointments please register on Te Pou Here and under Areas of Interest select Representing Ngāi Tahu on External Board.

We welcome applications from those who:

  • Are a registered member of Ngāi Tahu
  • Are passionate and knowledgeable about the kaupapa of the external organisation
  • Are interested in developing their connection with Papatipu Rūnanga, marae and/or iwi affairs
  • Are willing to champion the tikanga and aspirations of Ngāi Tahu whānau

This opportunity will give you:

  • Governance experience within your specialised field
  • Tailored professional and cultural development opportunities
  • Technical support
  • Recognition of your time

It was a real privilege to be selected as the Ngāi Tahu representative on the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council. To have an opportunity to help promote Ngāi Tahu values and aspirations within the relationship with Fish and Game allows me to develop governance and relationship management skills within a kaupapa I am passionate about. The support I have received has been fantastic, and the formal training offered has definitely given me tools to do the task justice.

Chris Brankin

Appointments held by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

View the latest schedule of governance appointments.

For further information view our generic appointments process.

If you have any questions regarding this whānau opportunity, email IwiCapability@ngaitahu.iwi.nz .

Te Au Tūroa – Environment

Name Of Organisation Name of Committee
Department of Conservation Conservation Board – Aoraki/ Canterbury
Department of Conservation Conservation Board – Nelson/ Marlborough
Department of Conservation Conservation Board – Otago
Department of Conservation Conservation Board – Southland
Department of Conservation Conservation Board – West Coast
Department of Conservation Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau
Department of Conservation Guardians of Lakes Wānaka and Hawea
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Hoiho
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Kākāpō
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Kakī
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Kiwi
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Mohua
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Non Migratory Galaxiids
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Orange fronted Parakeet
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Pateke (Brown Teal)
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Weka
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Westland Petrel (Taiko)
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Whio
Department of Conservation Species Recovery Groups – Takahē
Department of Conservation Whenua Hou Komiti
Fish & Game Council – Central South Island Fish & Game Council – Central South Island
Fish & Game Council – North Canterbury Fish & Game Council – North Canterbury
Fish & Game Council – Otago Fish & Game Council – Otago
Fish & Game Council – Southland Fish & Game Council – Southland
Fish & Game Council – West Coast Fish & Game Council – West Coast
Fish & Game Council Nelson/Marlborough Fish & Game Council – Nelson/Marlborough
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Komiti HSNO Komiti
Land Information New Zealand New Zealand Geographic Board
Meridian Energy Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust
Ministry for the Environment Fiordland Marine Guardians
Ministry for the Environment Kaikoura Marine Guardians
New Zealand Conservation Authority New Zealand Conservation Authority
Rakiura Titi Committee Rakiura Titi Committee
Rakiura Titi Islands Administration Body Rakiura Titi Islands Administration Body
Te Kōhaka o Tuhaitara Trust Te Kōhaka o Tuhaitara Trust
Te Waihora Co-Governance Ngāi Tahu Representatives Te Waihora Co-Governance Ngāi Tahu Representatives
Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee (UDSIC) UDSIC

Whānau – Social Development

Name Of Organisation Name of Committee
Ministry of Social Development Community Response Model Forum – Greater Canterbury Region
Ministry of Social Development Community Response Model Forum – Otago/Southland
Ministry of Social Development Community Response Model Forum – West Coast Region
Tūhono Trust Tūhono Trust

Mātauranga – Education

Name Of Organisation Name of Committee
Ara Council (formerly CPIT) Ara Council
Lincoln University Human Ethics Committee
Lincoln University Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBSC)
Lincoln University Lincoln Univeristy Council
University of Canterbury University of Canterbury Council
University of Otago Initial Teacher Education External Advisory Committee – Early Childhood Education
University of Otago Initial Teacher Education External Advisory Committee – Primary Education
University of Otago Initial Teacher Education External Advisory Committee – Secondary Education
University of Otago Initial Teacher Education External Advisory Committee – Southland Campus
University of Otago Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBSC)

Tō Tātou Ngāi Tahutanga – Culture and Identity

Name Of Organisation Name of Committee
Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust
Canterbury Museum Canterbury Museum Trust Board
Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust
Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum Trust Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum Trust
Okains Bay Parks and Reserves Okains Bay Parks and Reserves