National President Nominations

Elections for the E tū National President positions will be held at the union’s Biennial Conference in July next year. E tū has two National Presidents in acknowledgement of our union’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Nominations are called for both these positions:

National President

National President (Maori)

Any person who has been a financial member of E tū for 12 months is eligible to put in a nomination for a National President position, which must be signed by a mover and seconder, both of whom must be financial members.

Please send all nominations to the Returning Officer, Christopher Gordon at by 4pm on Friday, 30 March 2018.

Coming up in 2018

E tū has active networks of Maori, Pacific, women, and youth members.

These networks will all be holding hui, fono, conferences and other events ahead of the E tū Biennial Conference in July 2018.

Each will also elect a convenor, who will sit on the E tū National Executive.

If you are an E tū member and would like to be active in any of these networks, please e-mail Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall at and he’ll let you know the opportunities for involvement.

E tū Biennial Conference Remits

Under the E tū Rules every financial member is entitled to put forward any policy they want considered at E tū’s Biennial Conference.

Proposed policies need to be presented in the form of a written remit which sets out what you want the union to support and what you want the union to do.

All policy remits must be sent to the National Secretary, Bill Newson at by 4pm, Friday 30 March 2018.

He Panui

Te Runanga o E tū Biennial Hui a tau 2018

(as required by Rule 22.5 of the Constitution of E tū)

Date: Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018

Venue: Kirikiriroa Marae, 951 Wairere Drive, Hamilton East. Hamilton (located 11.5km from Hamilton Airport)


  • To share and discuss matters of relevance to tangata whenua members of E tū
  • To elect 3 members from each of the union regions as Te Runanga and also to elect the National Convenor of Te Runanga

If you are interested in building a vibrant, relevant and influential representation for  tangata whenua workers, their families and communities and if you are an activist on your worksite and in our union campaigns this hui is for you.

Te Runanga is hopeful to have at least 8 activist members from each region, Southern, Central and Northern, attend.

For further information please contact Te Runanga through E tū Union Support on 0800 186 466 no later than Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Space is limited to 27 members so be in early for consideration.