Whakapapa Confirmation FAQs


Who decides who will sit on the whakapapa confirmation committee?

Hapū themselves will confirm who will sit on the whakapapa confirmation committee. At each of the hapū hui being held within the Ngāpuhi rohe, names of kuia and kaumātua recognised by the hapū in a rohe as being knowledgeable on whakapapa will be sought and confirmed at the hui.  

Those confirmed will need to attend a Whakapapa Confirmation hui on the 12th of December 2018 to confirm the whakapapa of registrations from hapū within their rohe. 


Where will the whakapapa confirmation hui on the 12th of December take place?

The hui will take place at a central location to all six Ngāpuhi rohe. Te Rōpū Tūhono will advise the whakapapa confirmation committee of the venue no later than Monday the 10th of December. 


I’m worried that my whakapapa information may not be kept confidential. How will Te Roopu Tuuhonu ensure confidentiality?

All information will be held securely by electionz.com. Once the whakapapa confirmation process is complete, electionz.com will then destroy all of the information.


Who is electionz.com?

electionz.com is New Zealand’s leading independent election management service company. Their vote processing functions are executed solely in-house by electionz.com staff using their own systems and resources which guarantees integrity in what they do.


What consideration has been given to assisting, supporting and resourcing kaumaatua and kuia to participate in the whakapapa confirmation process? 

We understand the importance of ensuring our kaumātua and kuia are supported to participate in this critical process. All travel costs will be covered, and each committee member will be paid for their time at the hui.