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Runanganui claims 50% of assets

Here's actual text of the motion to the General Synod that seeks 50% of the net assets of the St John's College Trust to be put under the control of Te Pihopatanga.

Taonga news  |  18 Jun 2012

Motion 27

Moved:  Prof Whatarangi Winiata    Seconded:  Ven Turi Hollis

St John’s College Trust Board from Te Runanganui 


(a)  the financial resources of the St John’s College Trust Board have accumulated to a figure in excess of $300million and continue to grow;

(b)  in recent years St Stephens, Queen Victoria, Te Waipounamu and Hukarere have closed as a consequence of inadequate funding;

(c)  Hukarere has reopened and Te Aute continues to operate, both are facing financial distress;

(d)  Te Whare Wananga o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa Charitable Trust is attracting criticism for building its financial reserves to ensure its stability;

(e)  many areas of educational activity based on Kaupapa Maori that are consistent with Mihingaretanga lend themselves to advancement by Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa.

this General Synod/ te Hinota Whanui takes action to ensure that 50% of the net assets of the SJCTB are put under the control of Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa.