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Notice of Annual General Meeting
Ohu Maatu information


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Ohu Maatu 2017

Annual General Meeting

April 28th - 30th

The 24th AGM of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust will be held on Saturday 29 April 2017 from 9.00am at Te Whare Taikura o Te Maatu, Motueka High School as part of Ohu Maatu 2017.  We warmly encourage all whānau to attend.

Two Ngāti Rārua Trustee vacancies exist.  P. Morgan and S. Kahukura will retire by rotation.  Both being eligible, they offer themselves for re-election for a further three year term.
Two Te Ātiawa vacancies exist.  E. Park will retire by rotation.  Being eligible, she offers herself for re-election for a further three year term.
P. Park passed away during the first year of his term.  An election is to be held to fill the vacancy of the term, being two years.

Nominations must clearly stipulate which seats are being sought by the nominee.  You may be nominated for more than one vacancy.  Nomination forms and Section 16 (2) of the Charities Act 2005 declaration forms are available from the office, Level 2, Wakatu House, Montgomery Square, Nelson, phone 03 548 08770.  Nominations close 4.00pm Thursday 20 April 2017. 

Registration: Please make sure to visit our home page to register for the event Ohu Maatu Eventbrite or email Registration and accurate numbers will make it easier for your NRAIT staff to plan for meals, accommodation, travel and all the fun and engaging activities we have lined up for you.  There is a parallel programme for tamariki during the AGM so registration is really important for us to make sure all whānau can be involved. 
For more information including full programme details, visit our website - there's a handy link on our homepage.  

Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust - Te Whanake is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting of Te Ohu Maatu 2017 – AGM.
This is for owners that are unable to travel to Te Whare Taikura O Te Maatu at Motueka High School to attend this year’s AGM on Saturday April 29th.  You can view this live broadcast from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Click on the link to download Zoom and then join the video conference: (it takes less than 2 minutes).  You may be invited to ask questions through the moderator but you can only do so by clearly identifying yourself and by texting the patai through.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact the Project Facilitator Steve Kenny at 03 546 7083 or email

Travel Subsidy
NRAIT is once again providing a travel subsidy to encourage and assist whānau to attend the AGM on 29 April and the associated activities throughout the weekend.
If you’re a registered NRAIT owner, live outside Te Tau Ihu and register and attend the AGM, you’ll be eligible for a $75 travel subsidy (one per adult).  Whānau coming from outside Te Tau Ihu with tamariki aged under 17 who are registered with NRAIT will also be eligible for a per child travel subsidy of $25.  All subsidies are paid on receipt of application, and proof of eligibility if requested.
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