We’ve just wrapped up after another action-packed AGM weekend.
The weekend started at Ūkaipō on Friday evening with a mihi whakatau, where ahi kaa, trustees and staff welcomed those who had travelled home for the hui. Our whānau thoroughly enjoyed an evening of whakawhanaungatanga over boil up and our kaumātua came together to share their views with the trustees.
Bright and early on Saturday morning, our tamariki headed off to Grovetown School to make the most of the fun activities organised to entertain them while the AGM was on. Thanks to the Marlborough Youth Trust for putting on a great day of fun for our young ones.
This year’s AGM presentation is available on our website 2018 AGM Presentation. The draft minutes will also be uploaded as soon as they are ready.
The first part of the AGM addressed the Special Resolution relating to historical Major Transactions that the Trustees had recommended be approved. We are pleased and thankful that this special resolution has been “carried” which means that the existing structure and Settlement Properties-holding entity is correct and approved with the mandate of the members.
The second part of the AGM reviewed the Annual Report 2018 which included the Financial Report to 31/3/2018. Thanks to our RHL/RIL Board of Directors, our Audit Risk and Compliance Committee and advisors for stepping us through these all important results.
This year’s Trustee Elections were for three vacant positions, two positions for three years and one position for two years. Congratulations to Jeremy MacLeod and Haysley MacDonald who were re-elected for the three year terms and Riki Palatchie who was elected for the first time, for the two year term vacancy. The official result is available on our website 2018 Trustee Elections Results.
The hui ended by acknowledging all those who have passed away this year with our new waiata-tangi “Ngā whetū o te rangi” sung beautifully by our talented whanaunga Tawaroa Kawana. This led into the launch of our waiata resource “He Kohinga Waiata”. There is one booklet for each household so if you haven’t received one please contact the office. The resources are also available on our website Waiata Resources.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM weekend, especially those who came to manaaki our whānau over the weekend with kai and kōrero. Some who we hadn’t seen in a long time, some who met each other for the first time. This was deeply appreciated.
Thank you to our staff who worked through unexpected challenges in the leadup to the AGM but still managed to provide a great event which provided life-long memories. We appreciate you and your mahi.
The overall feedback we received on the Draft Strategic Plan was extremely positive and supportive however there are a couple of key issues we would like to work on before presenting it back to you. The feedback from some of our kaumātua on Friday night was that we shouldn’t rush this important process, we should provide further opportunity for feedback. Therefore, we will come back to you before the end of November with the latest version for feedback.
We’ve had a great weekend being amongst our whānau and we’re looking forward to another year of serving our people.
Tēnei a Rangitāne tini mano e haere nei!