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Resignation | Chief Executive 

Resignation | Chief Executive 

Chief Executive, Robyn Rauna, has formally tendered her resignation. The trustees accepted Ms Rauna’s resignation at the January meeting; her final day with the Trust was officially Friday, 3 March, though Robyn has tidied up loose ends over the last week.

Robyn made the following statement:

“I have enjoyed my time with Ngāti Hineuru and have deeply valued the relationships I have formed over the last three years. It has been my privilege to work for you all. I wish Hineuru Iwi Trust all the very best in the future!”

Accordingly, the Trust wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that Robyn has done for the iwi. Her dedication, hard work, and guidance have been invaluable to our organisation, particularly during the unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic through to the various legislative challenges right up to the most recent reforms of the  Resource Management Act.

Chairman, Mana Hazel, said:

“E kore e maroke i te rā i ngā au mihi ki a koe Robyn. He nui ngā mahi āu i ngā tau. Pērā i te Mate Urutā o Kōwhiore 19. Pērā anō i te Resource Management Act (RMA) kei mua i te aroaro i te kāwana i tēnei wā. He iti noa iho ngā mea kua whakahuatia engari te hōhohu o ngā kaupapa arā rā kē te mātātoru o ngā mahi! Nā reira, haere, hoki atu ki tō iwi o Te Aitanga Ā Māhaki, hoki pai atu i ngā rau aroha o Hineuru iwi”

Robyn, Hineuru Iwi Trust thanks you for your service, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the iwi. The Trust wishes Robyn well in her new role. Robyn is to become the Chief Executive of Te Aitanga Ā Māhaki.

Conversely, the Trust is pleased to announce that David Jones has been appointed the interim Chief Executive. David will not be a stranger to many; he has formerly held the role of Chief Executive for Hineuru Iwi Trust. He will provide continuity as the Trust selects a new Chief Executive. Note the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive is underway. Applications have been extended, and they now close on 22 March. Once shortlisting and interviews have concluded, the Trust will provide the iwi with an update in due time. Until then, Trust welcomes David into the role and looks forward to working with him.

Ngā mihi!

Hineuru Iwi Trust

Ps. Do you know someone who could be interested in being our new CE? If so, more information can be found here.

Call for nominations of trustees

Hineuru Iwi Trust – Call for nominations of trustees has been contracted as an independent election management company to manage nomination and voting arrangements for the 2022 Trustee Election for Hineuru Iwi Trust.

Hineuru Iwi Trust is the post-settlement governance entity that manages the settlement assets of the Trust on behalf of Ngāti Hineuru iwi.

The current trustees are due to retire and an election is now required to elect seven trustees. Nominations are now sought to fill the seven vacancies on Hineuru Iwi Trust. The current trustees can stand for re-election if they choose, but must nominate in accordance with this notice.

Nominations open on Friday 5 August 2022, and close at 12 noon on Friday 26 August 2022.

Nominations must be made on the official form available from the Returning Officer by phoning 0800 666 924, or emailing or can be downloaded from here.

All nomination forms must be signed by at least five registered members. Candidates must also submit a written statement of skills and experience and a photograph with their completed nomination form.

New membership registrations

Hineuru Iwi Trust also invites all those with appropriate whakapapa, aged 18 years and over, and who are not registered, to apply to be included on the Hineuru Iwi Trust register.

An online registration process is available from the iwi website at Registration forms are available on request from or by phoning the Returning Officer on 0800 666 924.

Anthony Morton
Returning Officer – Hineuru Iwi Trust Ltd, 3/3 Pukaki Road
PO Box 3138, Christchurch, New Zealand
0800 666 924

Hineuru Hautapu & Waipunga Falls

Hineuru Hautapu & Waipunga Falls Wrap-up

Tēnā tātau e te iwi o Ngāti Hineuru!

On behalf of the Trust and your Trustees, I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who attended our Hineuru Hautapu on Saturday, 25 June 2022. In addition to the hautapu, we also formally returned the Waipunga Falls to the people of New Zealand. I am grateful to the officials who attend on behalf of the Crown.

Below is the link to the photos from the hautapu. Mānawatia a Matariki!

Renata Bush | Chair