Tēnā koutou katoa whānau,
With the announcement of Aotearoa shifting into Level 1, our regional leads, as well as their steering rōpū members, are looking forward to the next phase of what lies ahead. The last few months have supported our rōpū to strengthen internal relationships and processes while finding flexible and innovative ways of reaching whānau within our communities.
Throughout it all, this has been a huge adjustment for all. Consistent whakaaro that meeting through a screen doesn’t have the same wairua feel and is quite a foreign concept for Māori. There has been a vocalisation that people are ready to be in the presence of others, kanohi ki te kanohi.
We look forward to holding regional hui throughout the upcoming months!
Our hui will continue to be guided by vital Health and Safety Guidelines and will have a strong focus surrounding whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga and kotahitanga.
Kairuruku – Te Kete Pounamu