Tēnā tātou katoa,
We are progressing our plans for the AGM on 10 October. The hui will be live-streamed this year and there is a facility to ask questions if required. You will need to register for the live-stream, it is a simple process you can register here. When you register you will receive an email prior to the AGM date with a link to the live-stream. We are hoping for a much larger audience this year as those who cannot travel will still be able to attend online.
To help ensure we have your correct details on our database we have joined with MāoriMe.
MāoriMe allows you to log in and change or update your own contact details and whakapapa without having to contact the office. You can sign up with MāoriMe here.
Te Kura Ora fund is in place. The purpose of the fund is to help those financially affected by COVID-19. The forms can be found on our website here. Please don’t be whakamā, if you need help please reach out. All applications are strictly confidential, do not hesitate to call the office if you need assistance.
Recently, we have been focusing on finishing the End of Year financials and the accompanying audit. I would like to thank our accountant Dylan Stewart who was working on the EOY accounts with our auditors in the evening just after his son was born, which is true dedication. This year the annual audit was a lot more detailed but it has gone well with some minor improvements identified.
Our webinar series Tangata Rau Reo Kotahi and the recent Wānanga Ahurea have been very successful and informative. This has been particularly well received by ahi teretere and ahi mātao. Thank you to those who have filled out the feedback survey for the webinar. This gives us an insight into what you would like to hear more about and how we can better support our people. The link to the survey can be found in the comments during the webinar.
We have been working on a review of our policies and procedures for our Portfolio’s so that these better align with our strategic objectives. It is a big job which needs to be sorted. Expect more on this soon.
By now, we all know the drill on COVID-19. It is difficult not to feel anxious and disappointed by the news of the resurgence in New Zealand. We must maintain good hygiene and physical distancing. Most importantly, if you are unwell please stay at home. Community-based assessment centres will reopen for testing in Blenheim and Nelson from 8am tomorrow.
Lastly, if there is a move to L3 or L4 lockdown the office will continue to operate with staff working from home.
Stay safe, adhere to the rules, be patient and be kind.
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