NGĀTI AWA MOURN THE PASSING OF DISTINGUISHED RANGATIRA OF THE IWI, DR. JOSEPH (HOHEPA) MASON.

NGĀTI AWA MOURN THE PASSING OF DISTINGUISHED RANGATIRA OF THE IWI, DR. JOSEPH (HOHEPA) MASON.


E tangi hotuhotu ana te iwi, i te matenga o tō tātau Kōroua, Pāpā, a Dr Joseph Hohepa Te Pepeha Mason, i te Ōturu o Takurua. Ka pūkatokato te Iwi o Ngāti Awa, otirā te motu whānui, nā te hinganga o te tōtara nui, o te poutokomanawa o Ngāti Pūkeko, i te wā hākerekere ko tenei.

The passing of Dr Mason is a devastating loss to Ngāti Awa. We mourn a dedicated and devoted servant to the survival and prosperity of the Iwi, whom for the greater part of seven decades has served his tribal and wider communities generously and faithfully. His efforts over the years have ensured the survival of critical anchor points, scaffolding the cultural landscape of the Iwi, for the benefit of current and future generations. 

Renowned as a holder of customary knowledge, Dr Mason was an active member of Te Kāhui Kaumātua, the principal advisory body for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa. He was highly regarded as a custodian of hapū whakapapa, waiata, and the history of Ngāti Awa.  

As the longest serving board member of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, a former Secretary, General Manager and Chairman of this entity and its predecessors, his customary knowledge and wisdom informed the Treaty settlement process for Ngāti Awa and preserved our cultural narratives and traditions in many forms, including our Settlement legislation. 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, and Ngāti Awa are indebted to the legacy Dr Mason imparted and the integrity he led with. 

We extend our condolences to the whānau whom he is survived by, his wife Erina (Bunty), his son, Joseph, daughters Eneta and Waana, and his mokopuna.  

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa offices will be closed for the duration of the tangihanga, from Monday the 26th of July, to Wednesday the 28th of July. For any urgent inquiries, please contact runanga@ngatiawa.iwi.nz  

E te Rangatira, e te Pāpā, ka kore mātau, ko te mātinitini i te mata o te whenua, e warewaretia koe. Ka tirohia ki te Rangi, ki te huinga o ngā kahurangi, ki tō nohoanga i te poho o te Matua Nui i Rangi, ki reira tonu koe e tīaho mai ai ki tō Iwi e.

Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga

Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga


When: 22 May 8.30AM – 4.30PM
Where: Iramoko Marae, Matata (Ngāti Awa ki te Awa o te Atua)


Too few of our people are versed in the art of karanga and whaikōrero. E te whānau, send someone along to start the journey and learn the teachings. The kaiako are highly knowledgeable and are willing to share their tips and more importantly provide a safe and friendly environment to practice your learnings. Register your details in the form provided below to learn more about this kaupapa.

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Ngā Tapu Wae o Nehe

Ngā Tapu Wae o Nehe: Capturing the stories of the past!


Nau mai, haere mai ki Ngā Tapu Wae o Nehe! A kaupapa based on collective historic korero around the Edgecumbe area.

AGM Notice

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING AND POSTAL VOTE ON SPECIAL RESOLUTION

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
The 2018 Annual General Meeting for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa will be held on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at Te Hokowhitu a Tu
Marae, Keepa Road Whakatāne.

Agenda

  • 9.00am Pōhiri
  • 9:30am Morning Tea
  • 10.00am AGM opens
    • Chairman’s Welcome
    • Confirmation of previous AGM Minutes – 9 December 2017
    • Presentation and Adoption of Annual Report for 2017/2018
    • Presentation of draft Annual Plan 2019/20
    • Report – Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited
    • Report – Ngāti Awa Asset Holdings Limited
    • Appointment of Auditor for 2019/20
    • Approval of Representatives’ remuneration for 2019/20
    • General Business
  • 1.15pm AGM closes
  • 1.30pm Special General Meeting opens
  • 2pm Special General Meeting closes

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
Notice is given that:
(a) A Special General Meeting of the Adult Members of Ngāti Awa will be held at Te Hokowhitu A Tu Marae, Keepa Road, Whakatane on
Saturday 15 December 2018 at 1.30 pm immediately following the Annual General Meeting of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa; and
(b) A postal vote of the Adult Members of Ngāti Awa will be held with voting to close on Saturday 15 December 2018.
Business
The business of the meeting and the subject of the postal vote is to consider and vote on a Special Resolution proposing changes to the
Charter of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa.
The Special Resolution is required in order to amend the Charter in accordance with recommendations made by the Charter and
Governance Review Committee and accepted by the Rūnanga. The changes follow a consultation process that was conducted during
2015 and 2016, and again earlier in 2018.
The proposals to amend the Charter take the form of a Special Resolution and must therefore be passed by a majority of 75% or more
of the votes of the Adult Members of Ngāti Awa who vote on the resolution. Under the Charter, a special general meeting is required
for considering the Special Resolution.
Voting
All Adult Members of Ngāti Awa who are registered with the Rūnanga at 15 December 2018 are entitled to vote.
You can vote by completing the attached voting form and either returning by free post in the enclosed envelope to:
The Chief Returning Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
PO Box 3138
Christchurch 8140
or by delivering to the Chief Returning Officer at the Special General Meeting on Saturday 15 December 2018 at 1.30 pm.
All votes must be completed on the form accompanying this notice. Copies will not be accepted.
Postal votes must be received on or before 15 December 2018. If the envelope containing the voting form is date stamped on or before
that date and is received by the Chief Returning Officer no later than three days after that date, the postal vote will be counted.
Dr Hohepa Mason
Chairman
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
AND POSTAL VOTE ON SPECIAL RESOLUTION