CEO – PAORA STANLEY AGM REPORT 2017
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge our koroua and Kuia who have passed on and yet left a legacy of direction for all of us today.
Although the period of time in reporting before you is not my full term of tenure, I must say that it is been a most exciting one for the eight months I have been at the helm of Te Runanga O Ngai Te Rangi Iwi Trust. And yes Hauraki Iwi Collective came along in December 2016 and had us pre-occupied for many more months afterwards. A fulsome report is outlined in the Ngai Te Rangi Settlement Trust report. Although issues with the Hauraki Iwi Collective is more fully reported in the NST report, it is also important to mention the small tautoko we provided to the 5 hapu of Matakana and the case before the environment court which sat in May 2017.
At the last AGM I reported that because it is election year and that the then government had been shrinking a lot of Maori services and contracts, it would increase slightly towards just before the election. Unfortunately this happened, and we suffered from that financially like many other Maori organisations in this country. We have weathered the storm of pre election reorientation and the financial year of reporting we have also been laying the foundation for development. The successes of this will be outlined in the next financial years report
With the small financial gains that we have had within our organisation we have purchased some modest pieces of equipment. They are an indication of where we would like to focus our energies. The purchases of a Stretch tent has seen a lot of interest from our marae and supports marae for tangi or other events on their aatea. We have also leased a large mini bus so that marae and our iwi / hapu groups can utilise this to continue practicing in a cultural way our acknowledgement at tangi and cultural events
Finally any successful organization is only as good as the teams of people who either in paid work or voluntary work move forward to support the wider iwi, hapu and whanau that make up Ngai Te Rangi. Our staff often work tirelessly and with grumbles get on with the mahi many of us take for granted.
The next financial year will involve the re-orientation of TRONIT and NST and we will talk about the many challenges that we will face again, but overcome collectively.
“Ko te korero ka puia e te hau, ka te mana a te korero, ka mau toka tu”
“Talk will be swayed by the wind, but talk with authority will remain solid as a rock”
For further details please contact PA to CEO, Janine Kakau at email@example.com