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At the close date of Friday 6 November 2020, the required number of nominations were received for the following marae representative positions:

Marae Nominees
Tāpapa Marina Hireme
Paparaamu Grant Thompson
Whakaaratamaiti Juanita Temarama


Congratulations to these successful nominees who will start their 3-year terms from 10 December 2020.

Marae Nominees
Aotearoa No nominations received.

The current representative will stay in place until 10 December 2020.  The RST Board will confirm when nominations for this position will open again.



At the close date of Friday 6 November 2020, more than the required number of valid nominations were received for the following marae representative positions:

Marae Nominees
Parawera Phillipa Tapu and Gaylene Roberts
Ngātira Bernice Kaponga and Te Huihuinga Grace Everest


Those adult members, 18 years and over, that affiliate to the marae in the election process are eligible to vote.

The RST Tribal Register is the official database for the voting process.  Voting papers will be issued to the last known address of those adult members on the Tribal Register.  If you do not receive a voting form please contact our office to check your address details.

If you are not registered, you may register and vote by requesting a registration form and special voting form. Votes will count if your registration details are verified.

Completed voting forms must be received at our Tokoroa office by 5.00pm Friday 4 December 2020.  An external Returning Officer will be appointed to manage this process.

For voting enquiries, please contact Kim Blomfield, or 0800 RAUKAWA (0800 728 5292).  For tribal registration enquiries please contact Thelma Reti,  or 0800 RAUKAWA (0800 728 5292)

Koroneihana 2016



Koroneihana 2016

This week marks 10 years since the coronation of Tūheitia Paki as the Māori King. To celebrate this the Kīngitanga is holding a series of events, from Wednesday to Sunday, at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia. RCT’s Cultural Project Co-ordinator Louis Armstrong attended Wednesday’s events, which was a day of reflection, and provided an opportunity to include in the celebrations the memory of those who had passed away. Events focused around the kawe mate for those from the Tainui Waka who have passed away during the last year. This involved wāhine carrying photos of those who had passed away to rest in the presence of the Wharenui Māhina-a-rangi at the start of the pōwhiri at 9am, where they remained until the end around 2pm.




Raukawa iwi memembers Te Wāmu McGrath from Wharepūhunga, and Winiata Whare from Te Kaokaoroa o Pāetere, spoke on the marae on Wednesday, representing some of the bereaved families.




The Raukawa Charitable Trust also provided transport for a number of those who attended from around the Tokoroa and Puta-a-ruru Area.