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Confirmed Candidates for Trustees of Ngāti Koata and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trusts

Confirmed Candidates for Trustees of Ngāti Koata and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trusts

Nominations for two Trustees on the Ngāti Koata Trust closed at 12 noon on Friday 28 July 2017. The
following nominations were received:

  • McGREGOR Melanie
  • MORGAN H Raima
  • PEMBERTON Hayley
  • SPEERS Tom

As the number of valid nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies available, an election is
therefore required and will be conducted by postal and internet voting. Voter packs, together with
information about the candidates will be sent to all registered and verified adult members of the Trust on
Monday 21st August 2017, with voting closing at 12 noon Saturday 23 September 2017. Any member who
does not receive a voting document or requires a replacement should ring the election helpline on
0800 666 047.

New Registrations
The Trust also invites anyone who has not already enrolled, aged 18 years and over and with the
appropriate whakapapa, to apply to be included on the Trust’s register.

Anthony Morton
Returning Officer – Ngāti Koata Trust
0800 666 047 or iro@electionz.com

(Click here to see the original letter)

Deeds Review Iwi Consultation Feedback Report and Information

Deeds Review Iwi Consultation Feedback Report and Information

Deeds Review Iwi Consultation Feedback Report, May 2017



The Ngāti Koata Trust Board held consultation hui in Nelson, Hamilton, Auckland and Porirua from 8 – 11 May 2017 on proposed amendments to the Deeds of Ngāti Koata Trust (NKT) and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust (TPNKT). The proposed amendments were a result of reviews of the Deeds by the Board and Kāhui Legal.


The 28 proposed amendments have been grouped into three resolutions that will be voted on at the NKT Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September. That is: Tūpuna List, Separation of Governance & Management, and Administrative Changes.


The iwi was also invited to have discussion on Whāngai, and amendments to the Deed about the Removal of Trustees. These two items were discussion points only, and are not for voting at this year’s AGM.



A booklet detailing the proposed amendments was only mailed to households in Nelson, Hamilton, Auckland and Porirua. Electronic copies were also made available on the NKT website, and advertised through Facebook posts and the May monthly e-pānui. Despite this, a number of attendees at the hui complained that they had not received a booklet. One Trustee also did not received the booklet in the mail. With the exception of one person in Hamilton, no one received a booklet in Hamilton or Porirua.



The review hui and Facebook Live Feed were advertised on Facebook, the NKT website, the monthly e-pānui, and in the booklets mailed out to Iwi Members. The Nelson hui was filmed live on Facebook for those outside the four centres where hui were held. Only around five minutes was live streamed for the other three hui.



All hui were fronted by Board Members accompanied by kaumātua Pirihira and Hohepa Paul, and NKT staff members Adrienne Kenney and Ammon Kātene.


The hui also gave the Board a good opportunity to update Iwi Members on the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 application.

The following tables provide a breakdown of hui attendance.


Town Numbers of Iwi Members attending Board Attendees Note
Nelson 20 Frank Hippolite

Rāhui Kātene

Anthony Pātete

Tahua Solomon

Joanie Wilson

Hamilton 15 Rāhui Kātene

George Elkington

John Dobson

Auckland 6

(3 at home)

(3 at hui venue)

Rāhui Kātene

George Elkington

John Dobson

·No future hui at Auckland.

·No hui at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Māngere. They were uncontactable the week prior to the hui, and canceled our booking the day before the hui date.

·We met with aunty Puhanga and uncle Ngarau Tupaea in their home.

Porirua 16 Frank Hippolite

Rāhui Kātene

George Elkington

Anthony Pātete

Tahua Solomon

Facebook Live Feed (Whakatū) 11 Live Views

78 Views total

·Excellent means of communication.


Click the links below to read:

  1. The information booklet from the Iwi Consultation Hui
  2. The report outlining the changes to the proposals (feedback from hui)


Information Booklet from Iwi Consultation Hui


Changes to Proposed Amendments from Consultation Hui
Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme

Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme

Ngāti Koata Trust launches the Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) Programme – Apply Now

The Ngāti Koata Group aims to preserve and pass-on knowledge from one generation to another. As part of this process we are pleased to announce the launch of our first Ngāti Koata Future Director (Associates) programme. This process will ensure that our cultural heritage, values and goals will be passed onto future generations, and will sustain successful governance in the Ngāti Koata commercial, cultural and social arms.

The Future Director Programme is an initiative of the Ngāti Koata Group and has been developed to provide an opportunity for Ngāti Koata iwi members to learn and develop knowledge, experience and expertise in Governance.

It is a two year programme; one year with the Directors of Koata Ltd, and one year with the Ngāti Koata Trust Board. Kaumātua will also provide mentoring to our Future Directors on matters of tikanga and kawa.

Our Future Directors will work on specific projects to enhance both their own governance development, and to further the goals of our cultural and commercial entities.

The objective is to provide another learning opportunity for future leadership of Ngāti Koata, and to ensure succession planning for successful governance of our cultural and commercial interests. This programme is relevent to any governance entity such as Commercial Boards or Trust Boards, but will focus strongly on Ngāti Koata leadership aspirations. Some examples include:

  • Whānau Trusts
  • School Boards
  • Company Boards

Learning outcomes include:

  • How to read and interpret financial reports,
  • Developing partnerships with other iwi and other stakeholders
  • Developing proposals and outcomes
  • Setting and managing budgets
  • Being a responsible employer,
  • Dealing with confidential matters, and
  • All the other duties and responsibilities of being a Board Member

Applicants must be registered members of Ngāti Koata and can be based locally or elsewhere in New Zealand. For more information and the application form please visit our website (click the link below) or contact the office by email on pa@ngatikoata.com; phone: 03 548 1639.

Our long-term goal is to provide our younger iwi members with opportunities to develop their knowledge, experience, and expertise in general governance. This will prepare our whanau for future governance appointments within our Group and other opportunities outside of our community.

Applicants must be registered members of Ngāti Koata and can be based locally or elsewhere in New Zealand.
For more information contact the office – Email: pa@ngatikoata.com, Phone: 03 548 1639.

If you want to contribute to Ngāti Koata’s exciting future and growth – click here to apply!

Ngāti Koata Trusts Deed Review

Ngāti Koata Trusts Deed Review

Following consultations last year, there are a number of amendments to be made to the Deeds of both the Ngāti Koata Trust and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust. There are three Proposed Amendments that we will be voting on at the September Annual General Meeting, and two issues for Discussion.

The Proposed Amendments have been grouped into three resolutions under the following titles:

  • Tūpuna List
  • Separation of Governance & Management
  • Administrative Changes

The issues for Discussion are:

  • Whāngai
  • Trusteeship


We have prepared a booklet and will hold consultation hui to help the iwi understand the proposed changes, make submissions, and to have your say.


Please click here to see the booklet with a breakdown of the amendments.

This booklet is available here on the website, has been mailed to all registered members, is on Facebook, and will also be in the Haratua | May Issue of our Email Pānui.

In the booklet are the proposed changes, an explanation of the changes, and some questions and discussion points for the hui.

Consultation Hui

The Trust will be on the road in early May. Please come along to our hui to learn more, and have your say.

There are four hui:

Whakatū Monday 8 May Ngāti Koata Trust Office, Vickerman Street 6pm
Kirikiriroa Tuesday 9 May Mangakotukutuku Campus, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Ōhaupō Road 6pm
Tamaki Maukaurau Wednesday 10 May Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick 6pm
Porirua Thursday 11 May The old wharekai, Takapūwāhia Marae, Te Hiko Street 6pm


The hui in Whakatū will be livestreamed on the Ngāti Koata Trust Facebook page. It is a public site, so you do not have to have Facebook to watch. You can see and hear the hui, but we can not see or hear you. You can write comments if you have questions or comments. Go to www.facebook.com/NgatiKoataTrust on Monday 8 May, 6pm NZ time to view.


To view the current Deeds, click on the following links:

Ngāti Koata Trust Deed

Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Deed


Further Information

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact the office:

Phone: 03 548 1639

Email: pa@ngatikoata.com

Or visit the office: 137 Vickerman Street, Nelson



Trustees would like to take the opportunity at the end of each consultation hui to give a short presentation on the progress of the Ngati Koata application under the Marine Area and Coastal Act 2011 that was first submitted to the Crown in 2013.

Ngāti Koata Group Human Resources Advisor

Ngāti Koata Group Human Resources Advisor

The Ngāti Koata Trust (NKT) and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Boards (TPNKT) seek letters of application for the following role:

Human Resources Advisor – Human Resources Committee, Ngāti Koata Group

The Human Resources (HR) Advisor must have a bachelor’s degree in HR Management or similar relevant tertiary qualification, or at least 5+ years HR and employment relations experience.  You will also be familiar with relevant legislation, organisational policy, and Tikanga Māori.

The position is part of the HR Committee accountable to the NK and TPNKT boards.  As an independent member of this Committee you will help the Boards to perform and uphold its HR responsibilities to the Group, including the oversight, review, monitoring, and evaluation of HR-related matters including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, appointment, induction, performance, management, exit, and dismissal practices.

The Committee meets as and when required, with at least one hui of two hours duration held every month and/or around one to two hours preparatory work and/or separate advice.  A remuneration package of $120 per hour is offered for the position, up to a maximum $5000 per annum.  It is expected that the successful applicant will be based in Nelson.

Interested applicants may request a Position Description, which includes a copy each of the Expression of Interest for Appointment form to be completed by the applicant, and the HR Committee’s terms of reference.

Interested applicants may then submit the Expression of Interest form and, if they chose, a covering letter applying for the position, along with a current CV, including referees and any other information considered to be relevant.  These should be sent by post or email to pa@koata.iwi.nz to arrive no later than 4pm, 10 March 2017.

All applicants will be notified of receipt of their application within two business days and will receive a letter advising the outcome of the written application within two weeks of the close off date.

Ngāti Koata Trust Grants

Ngāti Koata Trust Grants

Please be aware that all Ngāti Koata Trust Grants are now closed for the April 2016 – March 2017 financial year. The budget for each category (Education, Health and Sports) have been fully allocated.

All Grants will reopen in April for all three categories for all costs incurred in the April 2017 – March 2018 year.

Registered iwi members can apply for one grant in each category per year.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any further inquiries.