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Te Runanga

 

Te Runanga o Nga Kaimahi Maori

The SFWU is a treaty based organisation, and gives honour and effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi with Maori and Tauiwi as equal partners. Te Runanga is the organisation inside the Union for Maori members.

SFWU in the News

  • SFWU Northern Region President Percy Harrison spoke to Te Karere about what the plannned changes to employment law would mean for workers. View his comments on YouTube
  • SFWU Organiser Karen Bruce and member Olive Harding talked to Vaughan Elder from NewsWire.co.nz WaeaRongokorero about the increase to the minimum wage. Wellington SFWU organiser Karen Bruce says if the government wants to see fewer Maori on benefits, it should raise the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour. Click here to read the full article (external link)

How does Te Runanga work?

Te Runanga meets four times a year. It is required to submit reports to the National Executive through its representatives and is entitled to submit remits to the Delegates Conferences.

Click here to read Te Runanga National Convenor's report to the National Executive.

Te Runanga meets four times a year. It is required to submit reports to the National Executive through its representatives and is entitled to submit remits to the Delegates Conferences.

Click here to read Te Runanga National Convenor's report to the National Executive.

Who are the representatives of Te Runanga?

Te Runanga is made up of a Convenor (who is responsible for co-ordinating meetings, and is the main contact for issues which require input or advice), and up to nine regional representatives (three from each region - Northern, Central and Southern).

A Regional Convenor is elected for a two-year term by the Komiti a Rohe at its biennial regional hui and they are responsible for the convening and setting up of Komiti a Rohe.

Current members of Te Runanga are:

Muriel Tunoho, National Runanga Convenor

Whaea Mereiwa Broughton, Kaumatua Kuia

Whatu Ward, Kaumatua

Elizabeth Heta, Northern Region Komiti a Rohe

Wiremu (Woody) Jenkins, Northern Region Komiti a Rohe

Seenie Kahukura, Northern Region Komiti a Rohe

Sonny Lewis, Central Komiti-a-rohe

Hine Taylor, Central Region Komiti a Rohe

Kane White, Central Region Komiti a Rohe

Main Te Tai, Southern Region Komiti a Rohe

Hinematua Ngakete, Southern Region Komiti a Rohe

Stacey-Marie Reynolds,  Southern Region Komiti a Rohe

Sharryn Barton, Maori rep, National Executive

Karen Bruce, SFWU staff support

 

How can I get involved in my local Komiti-a-rohe?

If you would like more information about Te Runanga or your local Komiti a Rohe please contact SFWU Member Support on 0800 UNION1 (0800 864 661).

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