Pipiri: NEW Annual General Meeting DATE  
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137 Vickerman Street P O Box 1659 Nelson 7040

Phone: 03 548 1639 Fax: 03 548 2569 Email:

NOVEMBER 4-5th 2016 
Kawe mate

From 5:30 pm Friday the 4th of November

Ngāti Koata Kaumatua will be at Kakaati from 5:30 onwards to receive any Ngāti Koata whānau for this purpose. 
If you are planning on bringing your loved one home, please bring a photo of them which will then remain with us here.
For more information do not hesitate to contact

Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Ngāti Koata Trust and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust will commence at 9.00am on Saturday 5th of November 2016 at Whakatū Marae, 99 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.
  1. Mihi & Karakia
  2. Apologies
  3. Confirmation of 2015 AGM minutes
  4. 2016 Election Update
  5. Ngāti Koata Trust Annual Report
  1. Ngāti Koata Trust Annual Plan
  2. Asset Holding Company Annual Report
  3. General Business
  4. Karakia Whakamutunga
 Call for Nomination of Trustees
The Ngāti Koata Trust (the Trust) manages the settlement assets of the Trust on behalf of the Ngāti Koata community. The Trust is governed by seven trustees, two of which must retire by rotation later this year.
Nominations are now sought to fill the pending vacancies on the Trust.  One of the retiring Trustees can stand for re-election if they choose.
Nominations for the Trustee positions will be called for over the next few months. 
Ngāti Koata Te Reo achievements and Awards celebration
This celebration and awards will be held in conjunction with our Takahia te whenua wānanga and our Annual General Meeting. 
Once we have signed our contract with Mā Te Reo we will be seeking expressions of interest from Ngāti Koata people to assist in the organising, co-ordination and facilitation of this event.
Please watch this space. 
Categories for the nominees will be announced later on in September. 
The biannual Takahia te whenua wānanga will be held on NOVEMBER 2-5th 2016. This will be organised in conjunction with our Ngāti Koata Te reo achievements and awards celebration and the Ngāti Koata Annual General Meeting.
More details will be communicated to you over the next few months. 
REMINDER: The Trust is seeking expressions of interest for caterers to provide the meals for our AGM and Te Reo  achievements  awards and celebration. 
Your menu and proposed costs will need to be sent to the Trust to, before  Friday July the 29th 2016. Is to cater for up to 70 people and will include:
Friday nights dinner ( SOUL FOOD)
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
Morning tea on Saturday, a light lunch and Hakari meal after the AGM. 
The Hakari meal after the AGM will be held in conjunction with our Te Reo achievements awards and celebrations
When sending your proposal into the Trust please make sure you identify this as AGM and HUI-A-IWI catering. 


We are looking for Entertainment for our AGM and our Te Reo awards. If you have an idea that you would like to lead and progress please send this through to by Friday July the 29th 2016


Maintaining an accurate Beneficiary Roll is one of the core functions of the the Ngāti Koata Trust, which is the representative body of the Ngāti Koata iwi.

Membership of the iwi confers the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in iwi elections.

To be accepted on to the Beneficiary Roll you need to provide a full account of your whakapapa. This requires you to identify your ancestors – parent(s), grandparent(s) and great grandparents through to a known Ngāti Koata tupuna.

The list of Ngāti Koata tūpuna comes from:

  • The Ngāti Koata owners of Rangitoto (Native Land Court – Nelson Minute Book 1, Page 28, dated Tuesday 20th November 1883)
  • The Ngāti Koata original owners in the Tenths Reserves (Native Land Court Nelson Minute Book 3, pages 46 – 57, 24 November 1892), or The Ngāti Koata Nelson Tenth’s owners alive in 1893 (Native Land Court – Nelson Minute Book 3, Page 268-279 dated 31st July 1895)
  • Sec 34 Native Land Claims Adjustment and Laws Amendment Act 1901


All registrations must be validated by the Ngāti Koata Trust with the support of a whakapapa committee. Once validated, confirmation of your membership will be sent to you, along with your Ngāti Koata Trust membership registration number.

Where an application for registration is declined the applicant may appeal that decision.

Once you have been accepted on to the Beneficiary Roll we undertake to inform you of iwi matters and to give you the opportunity to participate in iwi decision-making processes.

Please note that birth certificates are a required part of this process. So please do not be offended if we ask for this. 

We ask that you please keep your membership details, including email and phone contacts, up to date so that we are able to keep you informed of all iwi matters.

We have a dedicated database team who are continuing to ensure that our beneficiary contact details are updated and that our records are current. 
If you have received an e mail, phone call or been approached by one of our team we want to thank you for your positive responses. 


There are two main ways to apply to become a beneficiary of the Ngāti Koata Trust.

  1. You can download the application form, from our website, complete it and send it in to us by mail or come into the office.
  2. Fill out our online application form.
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The Ngāti Koata Team want to thank the readers of our monthly pānui for reading the items with the intention in which they are sent. Although we try to eliminate all grammatical and spelling errors, they still happen. Ngā mihi ki a koutou. 

If there is enough interest in a Junior Kapahaka team ( New entrants through to year 8) to perform at the up and coming South Island Kapahaka competitions in October then we will be interested in supporting that to happen. With many helping hands anything is possible. 

There is a scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday the 7th of July at 4:30 -5:30 to talk about the logistics of doing so at the Ngāti Koata Trust Offices

Please register your interest or your apologies to

This will then be followed by the....


Which will be from 7pm - 8pm . Here the tutors will be giving a presentation on:
  • The roles and responsibilities of a kaihaka
  • The use and purpose of a closed private page for the kaihaka. 
There will be a kaihaka registration form to complete and these will also be available through our website at for travelling performers after this hui. 

Nō reira e te whānau whānui, kaua e noho taiapa....
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