Nga Pou Tuara

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui is made up of 16 Pou Tuara

Responsibility of the Pou Tuara

The core responsibility of the ‘apu Representative is outlined in the Amalgamated Deed of Trust as follows:

10.2 – Fundamental Duty

The Pou Tuara and Alternative Pou Tuara will administer the assets and liabilities of Te Runanga as kaitiaki for Ngati Ruanui. In performing those duties each Pou Tuara and Alternative Pou Tuara will act in good faith and in a manner that:

  1. is consistent with tikanga, Ngati Ruanuitanga; and
  2. the Pou Tuara and Alternative Pou Tuara believes on reasonable grounds is in the best interests of Ngati Ruanui.

10.3 – Collective interests of Ngati Ruanui

A Pou Tuara and Alternative Pou Tuara must not, when exercising powers or performing duties as a ‘apu Representative, act or agree to act in a manner which unfairly prejudices or unfairly discriminates against any particular Beneficiaries unless that Pou Tuara and Alternative Pou Tuara believes on reasonable grounds that the fundamental duty set out in sub-clause 10.2 requires such action.

Current Nga Pou Tuara

  • NGAPARI NUI / RANGITAAW’I ‘APU
  • TE UMU PATUTORO MARUERA / NGATI RINGI ‘APU
  • JIM TURAHUI / A’ITAHI ‘APU
  • CLIVE TONGAAWHIKAU / ARAUKUKU ‘APU
  • CAROLINE WAIWIRI / NGATI TUPAEA ‘APU
  • HAURAKI ERB / NGATI TANEWAI ‘APU
  • BRETT NGERU / NGATI ‘AWE ‘APU
  • CHRISTOPHER PARATA / ‘AMUA ‘APU
  • RUKUTAI WATENE / ‘APOTIKI ‘APU
  • RAWIRI TINIRAU / NGATI ‘INE ‘APU
  • DANIEL WALKER / TUW’AKAAEHU ‘APU
  • SHAY KING / NGA ARIKI ‘APU
  • BARNARD (TE KAHA) KAHUKURANUI / NGATI TAKOU ‘APU
  • HAIMONA MARUERA JNR / NGATI TUPITO ‘APU
  • TUPITO MARUERA / NGATI KOTUKU ‘APU
  • VERBINIA DUNCAN / TUATAHI ‘APU
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