Trustee Elections

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (The Trust) governs the settlement assets of the Trust on behalf of registered members of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika.

Trustee positions are held for a 3 year term, with currently no honorarium payable as per standing resolution. Any retiring trustee can stand for re-election if they choose. 


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Elections open on 21 August 2019. Voting packs are sent to via email or post (email is recommended, as it is cheaper and much quicker).

To ensure you receive your voting pack, we need to have your correct contact details before 9 August 2019.

Click here or call 0800 767 8642 to update your details.

Click here for more information regarding key election roles and dates.

Monday, 15 July 2019


Nominations for the 2019 trustee election closed at midday on Thursday 11 July 2019, with 12 nominations received for the 5 ordinary and 1 extra-ordinary vacancies on the trust. An election is therefore required and will be conducted by postal and internet voting and by ballot box at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The candidates in alphabetical order are:


HINTON Michael Peter



McNAUGHT Lois Ruhina






SIDWELL Kenny-Jean


Voter packs, together with information about the candidates, will be sent to all registered and verified adult members of the trust on Wednesday 21 August 2019. Internet and postal voting closes at 12 noon on Saturday 21 September 2019. Voting papers can also be placed in the ballot box at the Trust’s AGM up to the conclusion of the meeting.

For this election, the 5 highest polling candidates will fill the 5 ordinary vacancies on the trust and the 6th highest polling candidate will fill the extra ordinary vacancy.

The AGM is to be held at Waiwhetū Marae on Saturday 21 September 2019.

Anthony Morton

Chief Returning Office

P O Box 3138, Christchurch 8140

0800 666 924


Nominations Closed : Noon, Thursday, 11 July 2019

Member Registration for eligible 2019 voting Closed : 5pm, Thursday, 11 July

Voting Opens : Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Voting Closes: Noon, Saturday, 21 September 2019

Annual General Meeting : 10 am, Saturday, 21 September 2019, Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt


It is important to ensure the office has your current contact details so as you receive your voting packs by email or post.  If you have a new postal or email address, please click HERE




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