Chair and Deputy Chair of Hineuru Iwi Trust
Hineuru Iwi Trust is pleased to announce, following the first official trustees’ hui, that Mana Hazel has been appointed Chair of the Trust, and Elizabeth Waiwiri-Hunt has been appointed Deputy Chair. These appointments were endorsed unanimously by the trustees.
Chair, Mana Hazel, said the following post his appointment:
“E kore e mimiti ngā rau o te aroha, ngā reo whakamiha ki ngā kaitiaki o mua. Nā koutou ko ngā kuia ko ngā koroua i whakatū ai i ngā pou e whitu nei. Kia pupuri tonu i te mauri i te manako nui o rātou mā kia takatu ai ngā uri o Hineuru. Kia kōkiri ngātahi ai mai Hineuru mō Hineuru.
With gratitude, we humbly acknowledge our previous Trustees of Hineuru Iwi Trust and those pakeke from the beginning of this journey. Taking on board the dreams and aspirations of our kuia and koroua by establishing the framework, the seven pou, as our foundation. In preparation and anticipation to advance all our aspirations mai Hineuru mō Hineuru.
Now that we, the new trustees, have completed our first official board meeting, with part one of our two-part induction complete, we can settle into our roles and look to the future. I am personally excited for the journey ahead.”
Deputy Chair, Elizabeth Waiwiri-Hunt, said the following post her appointment:
“As new trustees, we thank the iwi for your vote of confidence. It is indeed a privilege to be elected. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and along with my fellow trustees, we will do our absolute due diligence to achieve the aspirations of Hineuru with the utmost respect, care, and dedication.
In saying this, we ask that you give us time and patience whilst we learn and understand our roles. With trust in our hearts and a strong foundation based on reliability, honesty, transparency and goodwill, we can aspire and look to the future.
Mā mua ka kite a muri. Mā muri ka ora a mua.”
The board will meet once more before Christmas. This hui will complete the induction for the trustees.
Hineuru Iwi Trust
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