Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Māori partnerships manager appointed for Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed Te Wairama Munro as the Te Pou Whakarae – Group Manager, Māori Partnerships to support staff and councillors in engagements with Mana Whenua.
 
Ms Munro (pictured) is of Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hinepua, Ngai Te Ipu, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, and Ngāti Kirihika descent.
 
She will begin the role on 1 April, coming to the Council from her position as Business Manager of Ruapehu Recruitment, a social enterprise owned and led by the Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust.
 
Regional Council Chair, Hinewai Ormsby, welcomed Te Wairama Munro to the role.

“Our focus is on supporting the community’s recovery, and central to this is the importance of our existing and future relationships with Mana Whenua,” she said.

“Te Wairama is a passionate leader, who is committed to forging meaningful relationships and will make a great contribution in this area.”
 

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