28 July 2015
Te Karere Interview:
Whanau turned up in force to support Sir Tamati's interview with Manawa Wright, Te Karere, on Thursday at Horouta Marae. Sir Tamati was forceful in his message about the difficulties imposed by the Runanganui on Ngati Porou who want to register to vote in the upcoming elections. As the Runanganui continues to insist on very specific ID for registration purposes, the thing that makes one Ngati Porou is being ignored - whakapapa.
It was agreed at the hui that a letter should be sent from Sir Tamati Reedy, chair of Te Taurahere o Ngati Porou ki Poneke to Herewini Parata and members of the TRONPnui Board. The letter is in response to concerns raised by the Orongomai hui and the Taurahere's Political Working Group about the barriers to registration and voting being imposed by the Runanganui. The taurahere is committed to helping whanau register on the iwi database but the Runanganui has introduced sudden, unexplained new rules and processes making registration unnecessarily onerous thereby preventing people from participating in the elections.
Meeting held 19th April 2015 at 1pm
at HOROUTA MARAE, PORIRUA
Mihi: Chair - Sir Tamati Reedy
Karakia: Kaumatua Waata Peita
Apologies: Rowena WiRepa, John Clarke, Tina Ratana, Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, Taina McGregor, Barry Soutar, Pere Maitai, Bill Kaua.
Chair welcomed everyone and outlined the process for the day beginning with a special waiata session, requested by Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu, in the wharekai and then back to the whare nui for the balance of the meeting. All adjourned to the Wharekai where Pania lead this session. Once completed the meeting resumed in the Wharenui.
Focus for 2015
Chair began the meeting explaining that the Executive Committee had proposed the Taurahere focus on four areas this year. They are: tikanga (cultural), social (whakawhānaungatanga), political (TRONP elections) and financial. Members of the committee had taken ‘ownership’ of specific areas and would speak to that kaupapa. Committee members were keen to share ideas and wanted people to join working groups to support these areas of focus.
Chair noted that Barry Soutar (Taurahere Auckland) wanted to attend one of our hui to discuss the issues raised by our Taurahere executive regarding the Runanganui’s lack of communication with iwi. Mei Taare agreed to provide Barry with dates for our future hui.
Chair also noted that Taina McGregor has copies of the Maori version of “The Price of Citizenship – He Toto Heke, He Tipare ki te Ukaipo” available at ‘whanau price’ for purchase. She is selling them on behalf of Nga Taonga o Nga Tamatoa Trust. All inquiries to Taina on 04 526 6527 or 04 462 3976.
1. CULTURAL – Mei Taare (on behalf of Rowena Wirepa):
Confirmation: next hui at Horouta Marae
19 April, 1pm to 3pm.
Kia ora whanau,
Please come to the next hui to discuss activities and plans for the coming year. As you will see from the following executive committee minutes we are keen to establish working groups to focus on:
5 April 2015
In attendance: Tamati and Tilly Reedy, Matehaere & Puhiwahine Konia, George Konia, Beau & Mei Taare and Rowena WiRepa
25 March 2015
NAU MAI HAERE MAI
Our Christmas Hakari for 2014 is being held on Friday, 19 December 2014 at the Petone Workingman's Club, Udy Street, Petone starting at 7.15 to 9pm.
7 December 2014
Kia ora koutou ngā Ngati Porou whānau
NAU MAI HAERE MAI
Opening C Company House, Gisborne
Friday 14th November to Sunday 16th November 2014
E hika ma! Haere mai ki te tautoko i enei taitama. Come and see Nati future All Blacks!