NATIS DEPRIVED OF RIGHT TO VOTE
Help the Poneke Taurahere set this right. Change is coming!
Poneke Taurahere has decided to help buy birth certificates for whanau who need to complete their registrations.
WHAKAPAPA NOT ENOUGH.
The frustrations of registering our Ngati Porou whanau so they can vote in the upcoming elections (elections start 14 September) continues. We now know that whakapapa isn't enough for the current Runanganui Board. You may be able to whakapapa back to Porourangi but if you don't have the correct ID, too bad.
WRONG ID. RIGHT ID.
Many people who registered using their driver's license have had their registrations invalidated. They now have to provide a birth certificate or passport. If they don't have either, they will have to buy one. The birth certificate is $26.50 and a passport is $140.00.
The Runanganui thinks that's fine as this is 'an investment in oneself.' The Poneke Taurahere knows many students and beneficiaries will find this 'investment' is NOT a priority for them and will simply not bother. Their registrations will remain invalid. They will not vote. They will disengage. Ngati Porou will miss out. The TRONPnui will continue on as it has...
KOHA - FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATES
The Poneke Taurahere has decided to help buy birth certificates for whanau who need to complete their registrations. Unlike the Runanganui our Taurahere does not have deep pockets BUT with an overdraft facility and koha from those who can give-a-little, we will ensure all our whanau who want to participate in the upcoming elections have that opportunity.