E te whaanau, teenaa
It has been a few months
since I last updated you about what is going on across our tribal organisation.
If you have access to our Facebook page – Ko
Waikato Te Awa, Ko Waikato Te Iwi - you will see daily postings.
Many of you would have
noted the changes to our governance. Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai was elected
Chairman of Te Kauhanganui with Rahui Papa becoming Chairman of Te Arataura and
Tipa Mahuta, Deputy Chairman.
Hoki-mai Chong also joins Te Arataura following election by Te
Kauhanganui to fill the remaining vacany. Te Kauhanganui also confirmed Tom Roa
in the important role of Negotiator.
Aside from these
developments, the organisation continues to be very busy with staff involved
and launch at the Koroneihana of the Tai Tumu, Tai Pari, Tai Ao – the Waikato
Tainui Environmental Management Plan
The signing of
a MOU with Aurecon Ltd to establish a Waikato-Tainui rangatahi cadetship
programme in the engineering and infrastructure field
for consultation proposed Waikato-Tainui freshwater fisheries bylaws
the Ministry of Education and Careers NZ, a series of workshops for whaanau
about the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and career
profile of our whaanau ora collective – Te Ope Koiora; and
the second year running Waikato-Tainui marae road shows to share information
with our people.
Last week, the
Waikato-Tainui Rangatahi Summit was held. Check out the photos on our Facebook
page. Also don’t forget to register for the second Waikato-Tainui Mighty River
Power Tri Maaori Festival on Saturday 23 November. Of course if you want to
compete with your marae, then the Tainui Games on 1-2 February next year is
definitely for you!
I personally want to
acknowledge Te Arataura for supporting my attendance, alongside a group of
other iwi/Maaori and public service Chief Executives, to attend a leadership
bootcamp at Stanford University, USA. It was an honour to be included as part
of this group. It was also a privilege to be
exposed to the best minds from the Stanford University Business School,
everything from a bio-tech venture capitalist to a neurological scientist,
experts from China, negotiation specialists and organisational design gurus to
name a few. The information was full and the days long, no room for slackers
Finally, we are moving to
refresh our website. We hope to have our ‘new’ look completed in a few weeks.