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Parihaka Sports Club bars Maori leaders from their AGM

Parihaka Sports Club bars Maori leaders from their AGM

The management committee of Parihaka Sports Club Incorporated (PSC) Whangarei takes extreme measures to sway decisions their way.

At an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November 2013, social members of the PSC were denied the opportunity to vote at that meeting. Following this failed AGM, members of the caretaker management committee went further to reject applications for social membership and then ignore a legal opinion of their interpretation of their constitution.

James Barrett, spokesperson for a group named Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau states that "certainn steps taken by the management committee have been unlawful and in breach of the PSC’s constitution. Engaging a security firm to prevent members and the public entering a rescheduled Special General Meeting (SGM) is also bizarre. Some of our kuia are going to test this security. Ultimately, they do not want the Māori community at their meeting."

Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau consists of members of the Māori community that named and blessed the fleet of Waka that the club secured under a contract to the District Health Board.

Barrett went on to say “Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau supported the PSC and now they are not welcome. Our leaders want to call a community Hui and then invite the PSC management committee for the big please explain.”

The rescheduled SGM takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 18th March at the Whangārei Cruising Club, 212 Riverside Drive, Whangarei.


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