October 08, 2014
Te Taura Whiri CEO quits for CYF
The Maori Language Commission is on the hunt for a new chief executive.
Glenis Phillip-Barbara is leaving to take up a position as associate chief executive of Child, Youth and Family.
She has been working on a major research project on the state of the Maori language, but was due to resume the chief executive role now that acting CEO Pita Paraone is heading back to parliament as a New Zealand First MP.
Whoever gets the job will have to deal with whatever happens with the proposed new Maori language strategy, which had only got to its first reading before the house rose.
That blueprint by former minister Pita Sharples envisages a new iwi-driven board, Te Matawai, that will oversee the commission, the Maori broadcast funding agency and Maori Television.
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