Te Rūnanga o Waihao Whānau
The role of the Rūnanga Executive is to manage the Rūnanga in accordance with the directions and decisions of Rūnanga members. The Rūnanga Executive has up to nine members and includes the Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of the Rūnanga. The Rūnanga Executive has authority to make certain decisions on behalf of the Rūnanga such as:
• hiring staff;
• managing the finances of the Rūnanga;
• ensuring the Rūnanga is meeting all its obligations to Rūnanga members and third parties;
• entering contracts on behalf of the Rūnanga up to certain limits;
• running and managing Rūnanga meetings and Rūnanga events.
The Rūnanga Executive provides leadership and direction for the Rūnanga and strives to support the Rūnanga members achieve their aspirations. Current membership is displayed on the Executive page
Te Rūnanga o Waihao Holding Company is a charitable subsidiary co of Te Rūnanga o Waihao Inc. The Investment Strategy of the company is designed to sustain and preserve the original Pūtea Tautoko (distributions received via Ngāi Tahu settlement) to enhance and sustain the wellbeing of Waihao Whānau, mō tātou, a, mō ka uri amun ake nei.
The Primary Objectives underlying the investment policies for the Company are:
1. To ensure that the assets of the Company are investment prudently;
2. To provide inter-generational equity and obligations with regard to distribution levels over time;
3. To ensure the money is available for distribution, as required, to meet the needs and distribution policies of the Company;
Current Board members are:
Jeff Goldsmith (Chairperson), Dardanelle McLean-Smith, Liam Stoneley, Juliette Stevenson and Lesley Te Maiharoa-Sykes
This committee is charged with appointing the Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Rūnanga Representative to TRoNT . The nominees for the Appointment Committee shall meet the following criteria:
1. Be Registered Voting Members; and
2. Not be applicants in the applicable round of appointments for the position of either TRoNT Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Rūnanga Representative.
Current members are
Ian Brunton (Chairperson), Uncle Dave Thomas, Graeme Lane and Jennifer Thomas.
The function of the Employment Committee is to provide an objective overview and process in relation to the employment of staff by the Runanga. The committee is responsible for all employment matters and ensures that the Runanga are open, transparent and fair regarding their responsibilities as the Employer and that the Employment policies of the Runanga are adhered to.
Jo McLean (Chairperson) and Graeme Lane (Executive Rep).
To advance, review and make recommendations to the Rūnanga Executive in the developing of policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). In relation to governance, fiscal , workplace health and safety, cultural wellbeing and the daily functions of a Marae
Considering recommendations from whānau and make decisions where it has authority from Executive to do so, or recommendations to Executive where an Executive decision is required;
These objective will be met by achieving the following goals:
• Develop, monitor and review policy and SOP, and recommend to Executive the adoption of a new or amended policy, SOP
• Review, develop and recommend to Executive policy and practices in respect of governance
• Review, develop and recommend to Executive policy and practices in regards to the strategic plan
• Review and recommend to Executive the adoption of the Annual Report prior to release
• Develop and review policy to meet changes or implementation to Government Acts and Legislation.
Jennifer Thomas (Chairperson) and Wendy Heath
The Grants Committee is an appointed Committee of serving Executive members. The role of Grants Committee is to provide governance and guidance, and act as a sounding board regarding Rūnanga grants
The functions and duties of the Grants Committee are:
1. Providing overall guidance and direction on all Grant decision making processes;
2. Overall management of the grant process from application to distribution
3. Making recommendations to Executive to support any decision that will impact on development of grant policies;
4. Reporting on all grant application and payment of grants to the Executive;
5. Provide independent and objective reporting on all aspects of rūnanga grants
Martyn Smith and Ian Brunton
To plan and direct hapū education development and relationships with education settings. This objective will be met by achieving the following goals:
1. Plan future hapū education development In conjunction with the Executive and whānau;
2. Insure wānanga/ lessons plans are in place;
3. Engaging in formal matters with education settings;
4. By advising Executive on any education development;
5. By advising the Kaitoko Mātauranga on whānau educational aspirations and needs;
6. By scheduled inspections of the Marae Education and structures.
Wendy Heath (Chairperson), Samatha Sykes, Warren Beard and Sara Bently
The structure of the kaumatua committee has not been finalised. Ivy Johnston is the contact person in the interim
The committee is composed of members with representatives from Waihao Rūnanga, Office Staff and independent community guest. The functions and duties of the Steering Group are:
1. Providing overall guidance and direction to the Project;
2. Making recommendations to Executive to support any decision that will have a material impact on the Project;
3. Overseeing financial reporting and health and safety practices in relation to the Project and report such to the Executive;
4. On Endorsement from Executive ordering of equipment and material required to take project to completion;
5. Provide technical expertise and peer review to ensure project actions and the rationale behind those actions is robust and well founded.
6. Identify opportunities and risks.
7. Provide review and comment for project documents and publications.
8. Provide independent and objective reporting on project lifecycle to Executive, Whānau and Kaumātua meetings.
9. Provide detailed written report on project lifecycle to Funding sources
10. Source additional funding
Graeme Lane (Chairperson) and Ian Brunton
The aim of a quality playground is to provide children with a wide range of diverse and enriching experiences in a safe, pleasant and well-supervised environment.
These objective will be met by achieving the following goals:
1. By, reviewing and making recommendations to the Runanga Executive in the sourcing and installation of a tamariki playground on the Waihao marae
2. By ensuring that all safety codes and standard are met
3. That sound policy and procedures in the use of the playground are implemented
The playground Sub Committee is an appointed team of Executives. The role of Sub Committee is to provide governance, guidance in all aspects of requirements, purchasing and installation of a tamariki playground.
Current Members are
Sara Eddington, Wendy Heath and Dardanelle McLean – Smith
Work Place Health & Safety Committee
The Work Place Health & Safety (WPH&S) committee is committed to health and safety and will ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all our whānau/staff and any other persons who may be put at risk while at work, visiting the marae or at an Executive Endorsed Event.
Current Members are
Jennifer Thomas (Chairperson), Michele Reid and Runanga Staff.
The purpose of the Te Runanga o Waihao (TRoW) Environmental Committee is to improve TRoW ability to influence resource use and management methods that affect TRoW values and TRoW policy mechanisms to protect and enhance values.
This will enable the Runanga to effectively exercise rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga over wāhi tapu, mahinga kai and other taonga tuku iho in the Runanga takiwa and across different environmental forums TRoW representatives participate in. The committee serves in an advisory capacity, making recommendations to the Executive and whanau on all matters that impact the environment within the rohe of TRoW.
Sara Eddington (Chairperson), Rynee de Garnham, Sue Eddington, Barry Reid and John Wilkie.
To deliver practical on the ground actions to improve water quality and the characteristics of the Wainono Lagoon that maintain, rehabilitate or restore cultural values, and to develop additional rūnanga capacity and influence in the management of freshwater issues.
FUNCTIONS OF THE GOVERNANCE GROUP
Te Mana o Te Wai Wainono Restoration Governance Group is an appointed team of key stakeholders and functional specialists. The role of Te Mana o Te Wai Wainono Restoration Governance Group is to provide governance, guidance and act as a sounding board as the project focus, direction and actions develop.
The functions and duties of the Governance Group are:
1 Providing overall guidance and direction to the Project;
2 Making recommendations to Project Manager to support any decision that will have a material impact on the Project;
3 Overseeing financial reporting and health and safety practices in relation to the Project;
4 Providing assistance or information to the Parties in relation to Ministerial and Parliamentary questions and requests under the Official Information Act 1982 and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 as required;
5 Acting as a key professional forum to communicate appropriate Project information back to key stakeholders within or relevant to their own organisation; and
6 Managing high level risks;
7 Provide technical expertise and peer review to ensure project actions and the rationale behind those actions is robust and well founded.
8 Provide key stakeholder representation at a level that can directly inform project decisions and ensure opportunities for alignment with stakeholder aspirations are realised.
9 Identify opportunities and risks.
10 Provide review and comment for project documents and publications.
11 Provide independent and objective reporting on progress, risks, and opportunities for improvement.
John Wilkie (Chairperson) Uncle Dave Thomas Barry Reid, Sara Eddington, Martyn Smith, Howard Marshall, Ned Norton