Whanganui River Māori Trust Board Order 2009

2009/13

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Whanganui River Māori Trust Board Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of February 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 55 of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Whanganui River Māori Trust Board Order 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation
  • In this order,—

    Act means the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955

    Board means the Whanganui River Māori Trust Board.

4 Background
  • (1) The term of office of the previous members of the Board expired on 7 June 2008.

    (2) The Board held an election of new members that was completed on 25 March 2008.

    (3) However, the election was irregular because the Board failed to comply with the following procedural requirements for conducting an election under the Act:

    • (a) the requirement under section 46 to give notice calling for nominations for election not later than 4 months before the term of office of the previous members expires (nominations were instead called for on 16 February 2008):

    • (b) the requirements under sections 46 and 47 to give notice that the latest date by which nominations must be lodged is the date 3 months before the term of office of the previous members expires (the date was instead notified as 25 March 2008):

    • (c) the requirement under section 49 to forward to the chief executive of Te Puni Kōkiri the names of the persons elected not later than 20 days before the term of office of the previous members expires (the names were instead forwarded on 4 June 2008).

5 Validation and appointment
  • Despite the irregularities specified in clause 4(3),—

    • (a) the 2008 election of members to the Board is, and always has been, valid; and

    • (b) the persons elected are appointed as members of the Board for a term of 3 years starting on the commencement of this order as follows:

      • (i) the persons named in Part 1 of the Schedule are appointed to represent the Hinengākau division of the beneficiaries:

      • (ii) the persons named in Part 2 of the Schedule are appointed to represent the Tamaupoko division of the beneficiaries:

      • (iii) the persons named in Part 3 of the Schedule are appointed to represent the Tupoho division of the beneficiaries.


Schedule
Elected persons appointed as members of Board

cl 5(b)

Part 1
Hinengākau division

Archie Taiaroa

Graham Bell

Margaret Konui

Part 2
Tamaupoko division

Brendon Puketapu

Julie Ranginui

Barney Haami

Part 3
Tupoho division

John Maihi

Geoffrey Hipango

Dardanella Metekingi-Mato

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

The order validates the election of members to the Whanganui River Māori Trust Board. The members were elected to represent the Hinengākau, Tamaupoko, and Tupoho divisions of the beneficiaries. The election was subject to irregularities specified in clause 4(3) of the order.

The order appoints the elected persons as members of the Board to represent the Hinengākau, Tamaupoko, and Tupoho divisions of the beneficiaries. The members are appointed for a term of 3 years starting on the commencement of the order.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 February 2009.

This order is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.