Women storm home to take out three of the four trustee vacancies.

The AGM of Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust held on Saturday 28 November 2020 resulted in three dynamic Rangitāne women and Wairarapa kaumātua Piri Te Tau being the successful candidates.

Acting Chairperson of the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust, Sonya Rimene said “I am delighted with the calibre of nominees; it is great we have capacity and competency among our whānau to take on these important roles. I look forward to working with our new trustees. ”.

Sonya acknowledges those candidates who were unsuccessful especially the three trustees seeking re-election.  “They have given so much of their time and professionalism to grow Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā.  On behalf of the Trust we wish them well. “

New Trustee Profiles

Te Ataahia Hurihanganui

Te Ataahia Hurihanganui

Te Ataahia Hurihanganui (Ngāti Hāmua) “I have a strong and innate desire to be the best tūpuna that I can be for our future generations”. She is a successful business owner and an active governance member on several Boards: both locally and nationally has a background in education and business. “I look at my own babies and I envision for them a future which is rich; one in which they are thriving as they should be and one in which everyone around them in their whānau and community are thriving with them too and if I can be a part of that now, in any way, then that is my purpose”

Paige Bradey

Paige Bradey

Paige Bradey(Ngāti Pakapaka, Ngāti Mutuahi) brings a legal and business background and over 8 years’ experience working in government. “I want our people to own their home be educated or skilled, be healthy, be working and be leaders in Aotearoa and around the world”.

Hinekura Reiri

Hinekura Reiri

Hinekura Reiri(Ngāti Mutuahi) An active komiti  member of Mākirikiri Marae for the past 25 years former board member of Rangitāne O Tamaki Nui Ā Rua and current board member of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Tamaki Nui Ā Rua.  She brings a wealth of knowledge in public  service including  Social Work and Case Management and more than 25 years service to her community, marae, and iwi “This is my  commitment  to building a future for our mokopuna, it’s all for them”.

Piri Te Tau (Ngāti Hāmua) a founding member of Te Rūnanga Rangitāne O Wairarapa is semi-retired after spending a career supporting children and whanau. “I bring a myriad of skills, experience and knowledge that I will actively utilize as a trustee on behalf of our children, mokopuna and future generations. A key tikanga to our success was kaumātua advice, guidance and insistence that we; take our people with us, that our people remain integral to the decision-making process and regular kanohi ki te kanohi. I will ensure that this tikanga is maintained, now and into the future”.

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