Kia ora koutou,

It has a special time for us at The Tindall Foundation as we welcome two new members to our team, Ashlee McCormick and Cyril Howard. Ashlee started with us at the end of May and has hit the ground running. She is a fantastic addition to our Tindall Foundation Family and brings great skills and experience to our team. With a background in environmental science, she has knowledge which will be hugely valuable to our work in the environmental space.

We also welcomed Cyril on 6 June. Our friends from Foundation North, where Cyril has worked for the past 11 years, joined us in welcoming him to our team with a special and very moving mihi whakatau. They were sad to say farewell but were excited to wish him well on his new journey at The Tindall Foundation. We were privileged to have Cyril’s family members, including his mum, with us for his welcome. Cyril brings a wealth of experience with him and a wonderful knowledge of communities and Maori development particularly in Auckland and Northland.

On the same day, it was with heavy hearts that we said farewell to our friend and colleague, Genevieve Northey. Gen has been with us for three years and has been a superb member of our Tindall Foundation family and has made a significant difference through her work with environmental and community initiatives. Gen is moving to China with her husband Richard and we wish them all the very best for their new adventure.

We are proud to be the first to donate trees to the Trees for Kiwi Babies registry to honour the birth of Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford’s new baby and all the babies born in New Zealand this year. Planting a tree to mark the birth of a baby is not only a lovely gesture, it is a gift that will keep on giving and will help restore our environment for future generations. We hope that others will join us in giving a tree to mark this celebration.

We trust winter is treating you well wherever you are.

Nga mihi,

John McCarthy

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