Ko Mātaatua, Tākitimu ōku waka
Ko Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi te Rangi ōku iwi
Ko Ngāti te Wai te hapū
Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Tuapiro te Awa
Ko Tuapiro te Marae
Ko Riki Nelson tōku ingoa
Kia Ora te whānau o Tuapiro,
I have been the PSGE rep for our hapū for the past 2 years. It has been a privilege to represent our people, and it is also a role I am fully committed to. As many of you know I have been at the front lines of all the protests in Tauranga Moana fighting against those threats facing you as mana whenua. At times I have been a lone voice but staunch in the face of any adversity fighting for our hapū.
I am committed to delivering real benefits back to you, like jobs, opportunities and address all those important issues that impact us. I have developed key strategic relationships that are returning big outcomes for our whānau.
One example is up to 8 part-time or full-time jobs with DOC, and with many more to come. I have a reasonable grasp of the legislation, statutory acknowledgements and expectations that come into effect on settlement, which is why I have focused on developing robust governance structures within the hapū settlement trust in order to deliver or receive.
I have established a strong Resource Management unit with comprehensive reporting that has delivered big outcomes like Protection of significant sites, environment and wiping rates among the many outcomes I have delivered in the past 2 years as your rep.
I head a Hauraki crossclaims committee focused on negotiating with individual iwi, so our hapū needs a strong and capable rep with historical knowledge to fight these battles. Who would you put your confidence in going up against Paul Majury? I’ll be the first into battle and the first to pick up the taiaha, so whānau get your votes in and send an overwhelming message that you want me to finish this fight.
Ko Mary Morunga-Tuapawa toku ingoa.
I am known to whanau as “Kusei”. Born 1951 – Waihi. Eldest of eight siblings. My husband and I have five children, nineteen grandchildren and nine great grand children.
I have had a business in Kiwifruit contracting for approx 5 to 7 years. Since the late 1980’s to 2016 I have been Secretary or Treasurer for Te Runanga o Tuapiro/Tuapiro Marae. In 2016 I was nominated as chairman for both entities.
Back in Whakamana days with Nepia and Mutu Bryan, I took part in Treaty Claims for 2 years. For the last 30 years this hapū has struggled to get where we are today.
My vision for this position as Primary Trustee for Ngati Ranginui (PSCE) and our hapū is to move forward and get our claims settled as soon as possible.
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