We’re now in full swing preparing for Ohu Maatu 2017. An important part of the weekend for the Trust is our Annual General Meeting. In this special update we’ve included details on the date for 2017’s Ohu Maatu and details about Trustee appointments.
AGM 2017 – change of date
Due to the dates of Easter changing each year, and ANZAC being a fixed date, therefore potentially falling on a weekday, the Board have considered and agreed to hold Ohu Maatu on the last weekend of April every year.
That means next year it will be held on the weekend of 28 – 30 April 2017.
For some this may prove difficult to attend due to it not always falling on a long weekend, so we will be looking into options to extend the AGM from Te Āwhina to also be online via a live webcast. If this becomes available we will provide everyone the details to join the webcast ahead of time.
Trustee positions available
Nominations available for Trustee positions this year are:
Nomination forms will be available from the office from February 2017. A call for nominations will be made earlier in the year. All nominations need to be received 5 working days prior to the AGM.
- One Te Ātiawa Trustee – full term
- One Te Ātiawa Trustee – two year term
- Two Ngāti Rārua Trustees – full term
Who should apply?
If you, or someone you know, can add value to the Trust you might consider running for election at the 2017 AGM. You’ll also need:
- to understand the role and duties of a Trustee and as a Director of a Company
- have the ability to read and understand Board papers, and a reasonable understanding of how to read and understand financial statements; and
- have the skills or experience required by the Trust, which may include financial, strategic management, legal, research and development, relevant industry experience, sales and marketing, distribution and/or significant business experience in New Zealand and overseas.
To learn more about being a Trustee check out what Emma Park and Jeremy Banks had to say in the April 2014 Eke Panuku here.
To be eligible to vote you must be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust, have been on the beneficiaries’ roll not less than five working days before the AGM, be over 18 years of age, and attend the AGM. There is no provision for proxy voting. Contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to check your eligibility.
Ohu Maatu online registration
This year we will again be taking registrations online. It’s really important that you register to attend Ohu Maatu as we need to prepare for kai, accommodation, activities, and transport. So mark the date 28 – 30 April 2017 in your calendars now and keep an eye out for online registration details.
The Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust team