NOTIFICATION: The Online Register will be unavailable from 8 September 2017 until further notice due to maintenance.
As an alternative please download the form and post it in, or visit us at 4-10 Louvain Street to register.
It may be that your address details are incorrect, or we don’t have a verified date of birth – the absence of this information will mean the Rūnanga is unable to communicate with you.
Tēnā koutou ngā uri o ngā hapū o Ngāti Awa. He panui tēnei ki a koutou, kia rēhita i runga i te rārangi ingoa o Ngāti Awa. Ko te mea nui kia mōhio tātou katoa ko wai ngā uri o ngā hapū o Ngāti Awa o te waka nei o Mataatua. Anei ētahi kōrero hei titiro, hei whakautu mā koutou.
What is the Purpose of the Ngāti Awa Register?
The register is a mandatory requirement of the Rūnanga Charter. The Rūnanga is accountable to those on the register. This register is used to record address information to be able to communicate key messages, newsletters and any voting papers to all those members.
Who can register?
As of September 2009 we had 19,000 members registered. Fully eligible members must be of blood descendant or legally adopted. To registration will either be:-
Every member is encouraged to list all hapū they affiliate to - we want our mokopuna to be able to see where they’ve come from. From those hapu you are asked to nominate one hapu as your VOTING HAPŪ. From time to time the Rūnanga will have matters that require members to vote on, in this instance, you will be required to use your VOTING HAPŪ.
Process of verification
Applications are reviewed monthly by the Whakapapa Committee, made up of 5 members with the expertise and knowledge of Ngāti Awa whakapapa. If you are unsure of your whakapapa we ask that you supply copies of any support documentation available, i.e. Māori Land Court records, information on land blocks, marriage certificates etc. [These documents are only required should you be unclear about whether you are of Ngāti Awa descent]. We ask that you provide a current email address so that confirmation of your membership can be sent with your Ngāti Awa Register number.
What is our personal information used for?
To inform and communicate with members on Rūnanga matters, elections and Annual General Meeting notices.
© TE RŪNANGA O NGĀTI AWA 2009