Te Rōpū Kaumātua is a collective of Kaumātua. Meeting monthly, the rōpū wānanga to discuss Marae, hapū and iwi matters. This page has been created to keep everyone informed on key kaupapa and upcoming hui.
Te Rōpū Kaumātua hui are held on the first Wednesday of every month.
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Establishment of Te Rōpū Kaumātua:
(As defined in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement – Section 7)
The Trustees shall appoint Te Rōpū Kaumātua to advise on matters relating to the tikanga, te reo and kawa of Maniapoto. Te Rōpū Kaumātua shall comprise of representatives who are Adult Registered Members and considered to be Kaumātua.
Any dispute as to whether a person is a “Kaumatua” for the purposes of this clause shall be determined according to Maniapoto tikanga. The Trustees may refer any such dispute to the Whakapapa Committee referred to in rule 4.5 of the First Schedule (and may convene the Whakapapa Committee for this purpose if the Whakapapa Committee has not yet been convened).
Advice to Trust:
(Section 8.2 – Page 26)
On request from the Trustees:(a) Te Rōpū Kaumātua may provide advice on matters relating to tikanga, te reo, and kawa of Maniapoto or any other matter that the Trustees consider requires the view of Te Rōpū Kaumātua;
(b) the Trustees shall have particular regard to any such advice provided by Te Rōpū Kaumātua, although such advice is not binding upon the Trustees; and
(c) Te Rōpū Kaumātua may assist the Trustees in the development, promotion and advancement of cultural revitalisation programmes and wānanga.