Kia ora koutou,
Arohamai for the shortage of reports recently. I have been away for a couple of weeks leave and temporarily escaped with my wife to a much warmer climate. Coming back to a cool climate with a small population and sane drivers has been a relief despite the wet weather.
Last week was the Directors’ meeting for the businesses. A key discussion was managing the anticipated pipeline of projects and opportunities. Horton St is going well and we are expecting to have a blessing late August, we will confirm details soon.
The Trustees’ met today and we are in the process of finalising the various components of the Annual Report.
There has been a lot going on while I have been away.
Matariki was very successful with a clear sky and excellent view of the constellation this year.
I returned to a very successful Kura Reo held at Ūkaipō. There was huge participation, and it was fantastic to see the Kura featured on Te Karere. Given the interest and enthusiasm, this will become an annual event. I would like to thank the team at the office for the hard mahi and extra yards which made a huge difference to the events success. Feedback from last week’s Wānanga Waiata in Tāmaki Makarau has been great and we have been delighted with the positive comments.
The second Wānanga Ahurea starts next month covering a wide range of topics including whaikōrero, karanga, mihi whakatau, pao, waiata and karakia. It’s a two-day course run by Jeremy MacLeod and Awhina Twomey which I am personally looking forward to.
Nominations for the 2019 Trustee elections are now open and close on 15 August 2019.
Mā te wā