BIG CHANGES AHEAD FOR IWI
ORGANISATION IN WAIKANAEKapiti Independent News 26th September 2009
A major shakeup in the leadership of the Waikanae-based Te Ati Awa runanga
is likely after a solid vote of no-confidence in the present executive.The move took place at Whakarongotai Marae this month at a special general
meeting.The meeting was called by 20 members of the runanga’s incorporated society who are
also members of the organisation’s charitable trust.
Following the majority vote, a transition committee was appointed to oversee
a process for leadership change, to report back to the iwi — and to set a date for
an annual general meeting.
The background to all this includes the fact the group has not complied on several matters involving Incorporated Societies.
Richard Orzec ki, interim chair of the executive transition group, says: “Good progress is being made.”The committee is preparing a report to present to an annual general meeting being planned for November.”He says he expects proposals will be put forward for consideration soon.“Te Runanga o Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai has contributed much to the local and regional communities in the past,” says Mr Orzecki.”We expect it will do so in future with the confidence and goodwill of its members.”