Earlier this month The Tindall Foundation was honoured to welcome nine Maori Iwi leaders from around New Zealand to a special hui hosted at our offices in Takapuna. The purpose was to share ideas about how The Tindall Foundation can most effectively support Maori now and in the future. Our Trustees and staff are aware of how important it is to have a sound understanding of current issues and opportunities for Maori so the group came together to discuss ways in which we can work collaboratively to support Maori, help tackle some of the issues people face and work out possible solutions that could lead to better outcomes in the future.
It was a very productive and inspiring hui. We were delighted to host the following representatives, Sir Mark Solomon, Ngai Tahu; Dr Pita Sharples, Ngati Kahungunu; Rahui Papa and Parekawhia McLean, Tainui; Martin Wikaira, Ngati Tuwharetoa; Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Ngati Ruanui; Helen Leahy, Ngai Tahu; Kevin Prime, Ngati Hine and Ngarimu Blair, Ngati Whatua.
John McCarthy, Manager of The Tindall Foundation says, “The Foundation was honoured and privileged to be able to host such a distinguished group of Maori leaders at our hui. We hope this will be the start of an on-going relationship which will help guide our work with Maori into the future”.