Election 2023


E ngā uri o tō tātou iwi, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust (‘Te Korowai’) is the mandated iwi organisation and Post Settlement Governance Entity for Ngāruahine iwi. Te Korowai’s Board is governed by 12 trustees elected from six Hapū electorates each for a term of three years.  Terms expire later this year, and the Trustee Election 2023 commences when nominations open on Monday 22 May 2023

Election Bulletins


TRUSTEE ELECTIONS 2023 – BULLETIN #1 Tēnā tātou te whānau whānui o Ngāruahine Election time is almost upon us e te iwi. Trustee elections is a formal process, and the purpose of this bulletin is to explain how you can participate and avoid disappointment by missing key

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Nomination Form and Candidate Handbook

Please download the nomination form, complete and email to: nominations@electionz.com

Note: The Returning Officer does not recommend posting nomination papers.

Please contact the Election Helpline on 0800 666 032 if emailing the completed nomination papers does not suit.

Each nomination paper must be in the hands of the Returning Officer by: 12 noon, Monday 19 June 2023

Elections are formal processes. The purpose of this candidate information handbook is to assist candidates through the 2023 trustee election process.

If you have questions or want to clarify any part of the trustee election process, please contact the Tumu Whakarae (Te Aorangi Dillon) or the Chief Returning Officer.

Iwi governance is a dynamic space. The role of the Board is to lead and navigate Ngāruahine into the future, guided by the past. Congratulations on thinking about standing for the Board as a trustee.



Key date

Phase 1 – Changing Primary Hapū electorate

Private notice to change Primary Hapū electorate / open
Friday, 21 April 2023
Changing Primary Hapū electorate close
5pm, Friday 19 May 2023

Phase 2 – Call for nominations

Public notice calling for nominations
Friday 19 May 2023
Nominations open
Monday 22 May 2023
Nominations close
12noon, Monday 19 June 2023
Public notice confirming candidates seeking election
Friday 23 June 2023

Phase 3 – Voting

Voting opens
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Ballot box available
(AGM) Saturday 26 August 2023
Voting closes
5pm, Wednesday 30 August 2023
Ballot box available
(AGM) Saturday 26 August 2023
Election results published
Approx. 4pm, Tuesday 5 September 2023

Phase 4 – Appointment to the Board

Trustees appointed (if no review is required)
Thursday 7 September 2023
Deadline for election review
Thursday 21 September 2023
Review completed (if requested)
Friday 20 October 2023