Statutes

Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu Statute 2016

Part 1 - Introduction

1 Title

This Statute is the Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu Statute 2016.

2 Commencement

This Statute comes into effect on its passing.

3 Purpose

The purpose of this statute is to set out the rules governing the membership and authority of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu and to cover the matters provided for at clause 5 of Part D of the Constitution/Te Pouhere and Title B Canon II.

Part 2 – Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu

4 Representation Governing Body

In accordance with the Constitution/Te Pouhere of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Part D clause 5, Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu is the overall representative governing body of the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu.

5 Membership

(1) The membership of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu comprises the following:

(a) Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or in the temporary absence of Te Pihopa the Vicar General or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate);
(b) all clergy in the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu holding Te Pihopa's licence;
(c) all lay canons appointed by Te Pihopa;
(d) five (5) lay persons elected by each of the following Rohe:

(i) Murihiku
(ii) Otepoti
(iii) Otautahi
(iv) Te Ara Pai
(v) Whakatu
(vi) Motueka-Mohua
(vii) Te Tai o Poutini;

(e) any person appointed as a Legal Advisor pursuant to Title D Canon IV;
(f) two members of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu Trust Board chosen by that Board;
(g) two members of Te Whare Wananga o Te Waipounamu Trust Board chosen by that Board; and
(h) two members of Komiti Matua chosen by Komiti Matua.

(2) The failure of any rohe to elect a Lay Representative or of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu Trust Board, Te Whare Wananga o Te Waipounamu Trust Board or Komiti Matua to choose representatives will not prevent Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu from meeting to conduct its business.

(3) Members cease to be members of Te Hui Amorangi when:

(a) they cease to hold office pursuant to section 6;
(b) they leave the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu;
(c) for those who are members by virtue of a position or a licence they cease to hold that position or licence;
(d) for Lay Representatives they provide notice of their resignation to Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu in writing;
(e) they die; or 
(f) for all Members they become disqualified from acting as officers of a charity pursuant to the Charities Act 2005.

6 Appointment of Lay Representatives by each Rohe

(1) The Lay Representatives to be elected pursuant to section 5(1)(d) will be elected as follows:

(a) at the Annual General Meeting of each Rohe (which must be held no less than 30 days before Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu meets) the Lay Representatives will be elected by those attending and will hold office until the start of the next Annual General Meeting or they cease to hold office pursuant to section 5(3);
(b) notice of the election of Lay Representatives must be given prior to the Annual General Meeting;
(c) in the event of a vacancy arising pursuant to section 5(3) or where a Lay Representative cannot attend a meeting of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu then the local Priest will appoint a replacement Lay Representative who will hold office until the next Annual General Meeting or attend the relevant meeting of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu (as appropriate).

7 Meetings of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu

(1) Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu will meet at such times and in such places as are from time to time prescribed for that purpose by Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate) provided that it must meet at least once in each calendar year.

(2) The presence of Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or in the temporary absence of Te Pihopa the Vicar General or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate), one-quarter of the clergy members and onequarter of the lay members of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu is necessary to constitute a meeting of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu.

(3) Every act of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu, or of Komiti Matua, must be assented to by Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or in the temproary absence of Te Pihopa the the Vicar General or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate) and by a majority of the clergy and by a majority of the lay members present in person and entitled to vote at a duly constituted meeting.

8 Komiti Matua

(1) There will be a Komiti Matua which will function as Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu when Te Hui Amorangi is not meeting.

(2)The functions of Komiti Matua will be through the Grace of God to:

(a) govern, with Te Pihopa, the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu;
(b) develop and enable the vision and strategy for the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu;
(c) uphold and support Te Pihopa;
(d) provide guidance to the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu by developing policies and accountability structures;
(e) managing the finances of the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu;
(f) working with Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu Trust Board and Te Whare Wananga o Te Waipounamu Trust Board to obtain support for the mission and ministry of the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu.

(3) The members of Komiti Matua will be:

(a) Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or in the temporary absence of Te Pihopa the Vicar General or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate);
(b) four clergy from the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu; and
(c) four lay people from the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu.

(4) Members cease to be members of Komiti Matua when:

(a) when their term of office expires pursuant to section 8(5) and they are not reelected;
(b) they leave the Anglican Maori Diocese o Te Waipounamu;
(c) they provide notice of their resignation to Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu in writing;
(d) they die;
(e) they become disqualified from acting as officers of a charity pursuant to the Charities Act 2005.

(5) The clergy and lay members of Komiti Matua will be elected by Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu for terms of three (3) years as follows:

(a) each year one clergy position and one lay position will become vacant and elections for those positions will be held;
(b) nominations must be made by no later than midday on the first day of the meeting of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu;
(c) if there are sufficient nominations for each position then those nominated will be declared elected if there are insufficient nominations then the matter must proceed to an election; 
(d) only clergy members of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu may nominate and vote for clergy members of Komiti Matua and only lay members of Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu may nominate and vote for lay members of Komiti Matua;
(e) any election will take place by way of secret ballot with counting to be undertaken by two scrutineers (one clergy and one lay) appointed by Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu.

(6) In the event of a vacancy arising on Komiti Matua pursuant to section 8(4) then that vacancy will be filled by Komiti Matua appointing a replacement member who will serve the balance of the term of the person who ceased to be a member.

(7) A quorum for Komiti Matua to meet is Te Pihopa o Te Waipounamu (or in the temporary absence of Te Pihopa the Vicar General or where the office of Pihopa is vacant the Primate/te Pihopa Mātāmua or the commissary appointed by the Primate ), two clergy members and two lay members. Te Pihopa will chair Komiti Matua. Decisions of Komiti Matua must be agreed to by Te Pihopa, a majority of clergy members and a majority of lay members present and voting.

(8) Members may attend Komiti Matua meetings by phone or video link.

(9) Komiti Matua may make decisions by e-mail.

(10) Komiti Matua may form sub-committees, which may include co-opted members, to have specific areas of responsibility and report back to Komiti Matua.