May 31, 2013
Tainui hui-ā-tau to set future course
The chair of tomorrow’s Waikato-Tainui hui-ā-tau says it could be a game changer for the tribe.
Tukoroirangi Morgan says a working group called together by King Tuheitia has developed options for new governance and management frameworks.
In recent years there has been continued tension within and between the tribal parliament, which has about 200 members, and its executive.
Mr Morgan says the hui at Turangawaewae Marae will give people a chance to say what they want.
"Our 50 year long vision has always been to create a tribe fluent in te reo, strong in their tikanga, committed to Kingitanga, health, have a job and financially secure. The key question is do we have the framework to deliver on that in the most efficient and effective way," he says.
The hui starts with the early morning unveiling of a sculpture based on King Tawhiao’s moko that has been erected across the road from the king’s office in Ngaruawahia.
That will be followed back at the marae by presentations and discussions on the representation and a governance review.
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