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.