With just over three weeks to go until voting closes on 30 May, the mandating vote count is steadily increasing with 25% of Te Mana members having voted. CEO Anthony Olsen is encouraged by the level of voting to date and expects voting returns to continue to rise as Ngāti Rangitihi take advantage of the one month extension in voting.
“Te Mana wants those Ngati Rangitihi who have received voting packs to make sure they vote” he says. Voting by the internet voting literally takes two minutes.”

Mr Olsen also encourages all those who have received voting packs to get any whanau 18 years and older – who are not on the database - to vote. “They can get a voting pack by contacting electionz at 0508 666 887 or contacting our office at 0800AKATEA.”

Mr Olsen notes that some of our iwi have asked for more information on mandating. Te Mana has written a Mandate Summary, a one-page document which gives an overview of why Te Mana is seeking a mandate to represent the iwi, and what the Crown’s role is. You can get further information on mandating by contacting the office (0800 AKATEA)