Regional Lead Update

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As feelings of the unknown and uncertainty sweep through Aotearoa for a second time around, our Te Kete Pounamu regional leads remain connected via text, telephone calls and virtually by meeting through Zoom. This month we have had the honour of welcoming a couple new whānau into our regional lead space. This has added a new dynamic within our team, as their individual personalities begin to shine.

We were grateful to welcome Georgia Butler, (Kairuruku, Te Kete Pounamu) into the regional lead space to fill the role of Secretariat. Georgia will also be supporting the Te Kete Pounamu National rōpū in this role also. We are excited to have the vibrant energy that Georgia’s presence adds to our space and look forward to learning more about one another and how best to support whānau Māori as our working relationship grows.

Te Kete Pounamu would also like to highlight, that we will be holding a regular ZOOM hui each Thursday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm for any whānau who would like to meet with us, to kōrero, to listen or to just ‘be’ in a safe space with like-minded individuals.

From top left: Haki Davis, Cody Black, Georgia Butler, Tui Taurua, Wi Huata, Henare Waru


Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui
Cody Black
Ihomatua Kaiwhakahaere, Te Kete Pounamu
Te Rau Ora