Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Chair Tipa Mahuta is welcoming the appointments of Tukoroirangi Morgan and Jackie Colliar as Chair and Deputy Chair of Te Arataura the executive entity for Waikato-Tainui.
Tipa says the election process was robust and produced strong mandates for both Tuku and Jackie to lead the executive arm. “Both spoke about Kotahitanga as key fundamental principle underpinning their nomination” says Tipa
Tuku says he is humbled by the support from Te Arataura and the confidence they have placed in him to lead the executive functions of Waikato-Tainui.
“I look forward to leading the executive functions of Waikato-Tainui for the next three years as we enter into a strong and robust round of political discussions with the Crown to protect the integrity of our Treaty.
“The present political climate requires strong leadership and I want to make sure our position is clear and concise with the Crown.”
“We are entering into the next iteration of our five-year plan and I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead of us.”
Tuku will be supported by Jackie Colliar who has been elected as Deputy Chair.
Jackie is excited by her appointment and brings a wealth of experience to the role.
“We have an important three years ahead of us and the house expectations is that we will work together on a pathway that reflects their collective aspirations.”