"Arowhenua upoko Joe Waaka has called for a special general meeting to look at the "flawed process" of appointing the Arowhenua Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (Tront) representative – a position he holds.
The meeting, advertised in Saturday's Timaru Herald, will be held on January 17 at the Arowhenua Marae.
When contacted by The Herald yesterday, Mr Waaka declined to comment.
Te Runanga O Arowhenua Society Incorporated chairman John Henry said he would attend the meeting and that people would have to "wait and see what happens".
He wanted to make it clear it was Mr Waaka, not the runanga or the incorporated society, who had called the meeting and that Mr Waaka was entitled to do so.
According to the advertisement, the four items on the agenda include:
To invoke Te Runanga O Arowhenua Society Incorporated disputes clause 25 with regard to the flawed process of appointing the Arowhenua Tront representative.
To appoint a working group to review the appointment komiti rules or policy and recommend any changes or improvements in reporting back to the member and the Kati Huirapa Hapu.
To notify Tront that the Arowhenua appointments komiti notice to them is invalid and was not legally endorsed by the member at a properly constituted general meeting.
To appoint a disputes komiti as per clause 25 of Te Runanga O Arowhenua Society Incorporated.Hmmmm wish i was going.
From TRONT Website - Quentin Hix was elected Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Representative for Arowhenua.