E te iwi,
Nominations and applications for upcoming Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Triennial Elections are now OPEN.
If you’re interested in becoming a trustee or for more information, please see below details.
Pursuant to Section 46 of the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955, the Board hereby calls for nominations for the election of SIX (6) members of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board. The Board also calls upon such of its beneficiaries as have not already enrolled, being persons 18 years and over, to apply to be included on the Board’s Roll of Beneficiaries.
Nominations and applications for enrolment open on Wednesday 10 March 2021, and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 7 April 2021. Nomination and enrolment forms can be obtained by phoning the election helpline on 0800 666 045, or from the Trust office, 49 Taupiri St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6234 or 0800 668 285.
A candidate must submit a candidate profile statement with their nomination form for sending out with the voting papers to beneficiaries. The nomination form must be signed by at least five beneficiaries who are entitled to vote in the election and witnessed by one or more adult persons. A candidate may at any time withdraw their nomination by notice in writing to the Board.
An election will be held by postal and internet vote if the number of valid nominations received by the closing date for nominations exceeds the number of members required to be elected. The voting period will be from Friday 23 April to Friday 21 May 2021.
The Tribal Register will close on 7 April 2021 for Voting / Electoral process. If you are not registered and verified on the Tribal Register at this time, you will be ineligible to vote in the 2021 MMTB Elections. Please ring the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board offices now
(ph: 0800 668 285 or (07) 878 6234) to check to see if you are registered.
Dated at Te Kuiti this 10th day of March 2021.
Returning Officer – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
Ph 0800 666 045 – firstname.lastname@example.org