With Greta Greenwood- Term 2
2018 MAORI ELECTORAL OPTION
Nau mai te ao! A ngā rā tata nei ka whakarewa tēnei kaupapa te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori huri noa i Aotearoa. Waihoki me mahi tahi te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri ki ngā roopu rangatira, ko koutou tēnā. Me whakatairanga i ngā kōrero, i ngā rauemi nei kia whakakikī ngā kete hei oranga mō te iwi. Mauri tū, mauri ora.
The 2018 Māori Electoral Option will be held from Tuesday 3 April until Thursday 2 August. The Māori Electoral Option is when Māori voters can choose whether to be on the Māori or the General Roll. This is an important choice for anyone of Māori descent. It will determine which roll type Māori voters will be on for the next two general elections. The results of the Māori Electoral Option, together with the results of the 2018 Census, will be used to determine the number and boundaries of General and Māori Electorates for the 2020 and 2023 elections. It will have been five years since the last Māori Electoral Option, so it is critical that voters get the information they need to make this important choice.
For everything you need to know about the Māori Electoral Option and how to take part:
Term 1 2018 Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2 2018 Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
Term 3 2018 Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4 2018 Monday 15 October to Friday 14 December
Nelson Anniversary Day - Monday 29 January
Teacher Only Day (all schools on the Waimea Plains) - Monday 5 February
Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6 February
Good Friday - Friday 30 March
Easter Monday - Monday 2 April
Day after Easter Monday - Tuesday 3 April
Anzac Day - Wednesday 25 April
Queen's Birthday - Monday 4 June
Labour Day - Monday 22 October
Monday 5 February 2018 is a Teacher Only Day for all schools on the Waimea Plains.
Easter falls during term time in 2018 instead of during school holidays. Schools in New Zealand observe Easter Tuesday as a holiday therefore the school will also be closed on Tuesday 3 April.