Kia ora koutou,
I am delighted to announce that we have received a significant grant from Lotteries for Tuamātene. This funding will allow us to proceed with a new ablution block next to the wharemoe. We are aiming to be completed by November this year.
Our annual Matariki gathering will be held at the Wairau Bar (weather permitting) very early on Sunday 19 July. Please come along if you can make it.
The AGM will be on Saturday, 10 October this year. We need to cut some costs as we tighten our collective belt with revenue being tight this year. This means we are restricting travel support to voting ages only and postponing the kawemate and evening dinners to next year. The AGM will be livestreamed this year for those of you who would like to attend but cannot travel or attend. We are looking into a Q&A facility where you will be able to interact with presenters as part of the live streamed AGM. There will be more details on this years AGM arrangements in coming weeks.
The second episode in the new Tangata Rau Reo Kotahi webinar series aired last night. There has been a big audience and the feedback has been fantastic over the last two weeks. Well done to our presenters Jeremy, Melanie, Peter and Awhina. The next webinar is next Thursday at 7:30pm.
Please pencil into your calendar that the next Kura Reo is 21 – 24 January at Ūkaipō. This was really successful last year and it would be great if you can join this event.
We are planning a Wānanga Ahurea in Tamaki-Makaurau in August this year. Last year’s event at Bethell’s Beach was very successful and held in a beautiful environment.
The Kura Ora fund is now live and it is being used actively to support our people. If you know of anyone that needs support, please steer them towards this.
Finally, we farewell Diane Ryan today. Diane has managed our accounts since 2014 and has been our longest serving employee. We wish Diane all the best.
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