It is with compassion and understanding that I inform you of Steph O’Sullivan’s decision to resign as CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ranginui.
After some reflection and recent time with her family Steph has decided to depart to support her family through a time of change and ill health.
I would like to acknowledge Steph’s contribution to the Rūnanga and the achievements made over the 2 ½ years that she has been our CEO.
A transition period is to follow however, from 31st October 2017 Dr Wendy Gillespie will be Interim CEO while the Board goes through its appointment process. Wendy is of Ngāti Kahungunu descent and has a wealth of experience in the NGO sector, private business and as a senior official working in different agencies and with Ministers. Her strengths in strategy, business development and coaching will help guide the Rūnanga through an exceptionally busy and exciting time.
If you have any queries, please contact our Board secretary Trina Pohatu-Mcqueen @ firstname.lastname@example.org
NGĀTI RANGINUI IWI SOCIETY INC.
This week we said our formal farewell to our dedicated kaimahi Philip Mead. Philip has worked within Ngati Ranginui since 1990! Phil has worked with the Rūnanga, the Fisheries Trust and the Settlement Trust. It was an honour to acknowledge Phil's contribution to the Rūnanga and the wider Iwi.
At this years' AGM we want to acknowledge our whānau with our Iwi recognition Awards. We need your help to find the recipients of our 4 Awards this year.
‘Making a Difference’- Community Award
This award recognises quite simply, someone who is making a difference.
Long Service Award
This award recognises the significant and long term contribution that an Iwi Member has made to our community.
Leadership Development Award
This award recognises our people who continue to step more and more into their leadership role. They continue to grow and we know that they are going to be responsible for leading us in the future.
Social & Entrepeneurship & Innovation Award
This award recognises our Iwi members or organisations who are leading the way in doing things differently to improve social outcomes for our whānau.
Choose a nominee, and award and tell us why you think they should receive it. Please send your nominations to email@example.com or drop it off to us at 166 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga. We can't wait to hear from you!
Ngā mihi mahana
Exciting morning this morning! Our Education and Mauri Ora Team are having their pre-trip Hui with our rangatahi in preparation for their haerenga to Whanganui-a-Tara today. Make sure you keep checking our Pānui page for updates. Kia pai tō haerenga whānau!!
We are so happy to announce our new website is LIVE!! It has been a long time coming and its taken lots of hard work behind the scenes to bring it to life for you.
We want to keep this website as current as possible so if you have any feedback or suggestions, if you'd like to put some Panui on here or if you just see that something needs changing just let us know!
Trina Pohatu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday, the Rūnanga hosted a Rangatahi Day for our kids from Tauranga Boys, Tauranga Girls, Otūmoetai College and Te Wharekura o Mauao. Lots of fun and games but more importantly a chance to keep our kids engaged while their on school holidays!
Every Monday at Huria Marae, the whānau provide a kai, showers, clothing, transport and a place to hang out for over 30 homeless people and their whānau.
Our team were over there to help out in the kitchen, what an awesome kaupapa!!