Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust
Waipareira’s annual general meeting will inform whānau within West Auckland the vision the Trust holds for the future. Official bodies, whānau and community groups will gather at Hoani Waititi Marae to learn of previous and future activities.22 November / Whiringa-Ā-Rangi 2011
For the Betterment of Māori Growth and Success
Waipareira’s annual general meeting will inform whānau within West Auckland the vision the Trust holds for the future.
Official bodies, whānau and community groups will gather at Hoani Waititi Marae to learn of previous and future activities.
Chairperson for the Trust Board Josie Smith said it is a good opportunity for us to review fiscal information for the past year and inform whānau of the directions the Trust will take in the future.
“We will continue to lead change in the delivery of services to Māori by paving the way for the betterment of Māori growth and success.
“When governments change, we need to have strategies in place to ensure business growth and business sustainability,” Mrs Smith says.
It is an opportunity to review the Trust’s accounts and ask questions regarding strategic direction.
Chief executive officer John Tamihere said Waipareira Trust is very open to whānau. “We are very transparent,” Mr Tamihere says.
Waipareira’s constitution provides that the board of trustees comprise between seven and 15 members, who are to be elected from Te Whānau O Waipareira boundary – inclusive of all whānau – Māori and non-Māori at an annual general meeting of the trust, except for one trustee who is nominated annually by Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua as a standing representative of the tangata whenua of Auckland.
“Every waka is represented on the Trust board,” Mr Tamihere says.
The Trust board members are appointed on a tri-annual basis. That is, each year, 3 trustees offer themselves for re-election or retirement and stand with any new nominations that may come from the wider whānau. A poll is held at the annual general meeting to determine the 3 successful members to the Trust Board.
This year there will be 4 positions available on Waipareira’s Trust Board – three positions for a three year term and one position for a two year term following the resignation of one member earlier this year.
Waipareira Trust welcomes all whānau and community to the annual general meeting tomorrow evening – Wednesday 23 November from 6.30pm at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland.