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A Ngai Tahu Shareholder Speaks Out

Along with other recipients I received this in the email today from Rana Edgarton. What a pleasure it was to read. Good, sound, down to earth stuff. Interesting to see that reps from Awarua, Hokonui and Waewae ( Maria Pera, Terry Nicholas and Lisa Tumahai respectively) walked out. The three of them have been a…



Couch’s Dismissal Misleading

Reports that Donald Couch, the Tront representative for Rapaki, has been dismissed from his position are misleading. He was dismissed by “Vota- Bus”.  Supporters of Wally Stone turned up in numbers and voted Donald off. It was completely unconstitutional. There is a formal process at each marae to remove a representative. There was no such…



Roarprawn – Busted blond

roarprawn.blogspot.com is a blog run by “Busted Blond”. BB is Ngai Tahu from Southland- Bluff- now resident in Wellington. She has a journalistic background. BB is fired up about the Wally Stone sacking. She mentioned this site yesterday saying although she disagrees with much about what I have to say also says, “ I am…



Wally Stone Dismissed From NTHC Board

On Monday the 23rd of Feb it was announced in various newspapers that on Sunday, Tront – the tribal council , voted 11-7 ( the vote was- 11 for, 2 against, 2 abstained- 3 three did not vote)   to dismiss Wally Stone Chair of NTHC – the tribe’s commercial arm. The announcement came with…



A Eulogy- A Ngai Tahu Teasure

Nicola Rae Mehana (nee Walsh) 28 Feb 1964- 16 Oct 2008 Ngai Tahu have lost a treasure. Nicky died suddenly on the 16th of October 2008 at the young age of 47. She was born with her twin sister, Robyn, on the 28th of Feb 1964. Everyone who knew Nicky mourn her passing, particularly he…



Would You Employ this Fellowas a CEO ?

Maori TV 20 Jul 08 This has been on the back burner!- I finally got around to transcribing it. On the “Native Affairs” programme Maori TV 20 July there was a piece about the tribal electoral reform. The film was prompted by an article on this website. There was not enough time to go into…



Alas, No Democratic Elections

  Alas no progress on electoral reform. At the weekend Tront 15-16 March 08 decided that elections should be held in the format that the Electoral Review Committee recommended. This is virtually the same as has existed; Electoral College and multiple votes. Certainly there is no prospect now of a democratic vote for shareholders.  …



Electoral Review Article – Some Comments

  "Kia ora ra koe, Richard, You've written a very good paper and you are to be congratulated on it.   As you have shown, the whole things a pretty tangled web but you've picked your way through it in a way that makes things a lot plainer to the likes of myself whose knowledge…



Further Attempts To Oust Solomon Anger Tribe

Background For three years a group of nine Tront representatives have been trying to oust Mark Solomon as Kaiwhakahaere. The nine can provide no cohesive argument for opposing Mark. One of the things they do say is that Mark is not ‘good at chairing meetings’. I have heard told that if you were to be…



Polititical Sadness- Mariata Couch

Kia Ora,  I thank you for the opportunity to hear the views and opinions of those that search the answer to our dilemmas. I pray we shall one day have a safe and secure resolution for us all. I'm worried for our identity within our children not only as Ngai Tahu but as Maori, I…