Tou Ariki re elected President of House of Ariki
The House of Ariki came together for their Annual General Meeting for 2009 on Wednesday morning at which they selected their President and Vice President. When the Ui Ariki emerged from their deliberations, Travel Tou Ariki emerged victorious as the re-elected President and the new Vice President is Kainuku Kapiriterangi Ariki of Takitumu. Twelve Ariki present were present including Te Tio Kaisara Pakitonga Arikinui of Pukapuka-Nassau, who wanted to be inducted into the House of Ariki before he returned to his home island.
Minister of the House of Ariki is now Hon Kete Ioane who joked during his welcome speech that particular portfolio had changed hands and he hoped it would remain in his hands.
The Minister said he welcomed the offer of the House of Ariki to work in tandem with the Government of whatever colour which was welcome news after the issues that came about after the defection of some Ariki last year. However, that was in the past and now they would look to a bright future including Government promising to consider carefully the proposed changes with regard to increasing the stipend of the Ui Ariki.
Te vai nei tetai nga tamanakoanga ta kotou e anoano nei kia akatukeia ta kotou ture o te Are Ariki. Me papa kotou, e akakite mai kotou i tei reira kiaku e naku e apai atu i te reira ki-te Paramani. Kua kite katao au i ta kotou patianga ki akariai ta kotou moni tutaki. I teia nei tea ere nei tatou ki tetai tuatua tau no kotou kia apai akaou mai i tei reira au manako i te mea oki e kua topa atu ki muri ia tatou te au tuatau tei kore te reira au manako i tau kia apaina ia mai.
Te irinaki nei au e ka vai ua atu rai ta kotou turu i te Kavamani i roto i tana au porokamu i te kimi i te meitaki no to tatou iti tangata mei te tamariki e tae ua atu kit e aronga pakari. Me anga’anga kapiti mai kotu kia matou, eaa ia te meitaki e te tau i ta tatou ka rauka kia rave no to tatou iti tangata.
Herald Issue 463 10 June
- World famous activist assisting residents
- Budget will decide if residents prosecute Government over landfill
- Forestry project sucking Mangaia dry
- Budget 2010 – fiasco or disaster?