June 21, 2016
Ta Solomon rated world class
Ngai Tahu kaiwhakahaere Sir Mark Solomon has been rated world class by Kea, an organisation that aims to connect key influential New Zealanders around the world.
The World Class New Zealand Awards are New Zealand’s top individual achievement awards, with each winner receiving a Tall Poppy statuette.
Sir Mark is stepping down this year after opting not to try to regain his position on his local Kaikoura runaka.
As well as chairing the South Island tribe since 1998, Sir Mark is a director of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Pookai Aronui, Te Tapuae o Rehua, and the Advisory Board on CERA Transition, as well as being a trustee of Pure Advantage and a member of the NZ China Council.
The Kea supreme award went to former Air New Zealand and ASB Bank chief executive Sir Ralph Norris of Ngapuhi.
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