April 11, 2016
New leaders sought for Maori AIDs fight
The Maori advisory group to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation say it’s time for new leadership.
The four members of Te Roopu Ki a Tau o Te Waka, Trevor Wilson, Kevin Haunui, Shannon White and Richard Tankersley, told the board meeting on Saturday they’re all stepping down.
They remain personally committed to the foundation and fully endorse its plan to end HIV transmissions within a decade and to enhance the organisation’s responsiveness to Maori.
They say the foundation’s support for takataapui and responsiveness to Maori had come a long way since the group formed in 2010.
AIDs Foundation chair David Friar says there an opportunity at the next Hui Takataapui to be held later this year to consult with the community about Maori leadership on issues.
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