April 12, 2021
Press Release Te Kōhanga National Trust Board Election Results 2021
Press Release- Te Kōhanga National Trust Board Election Results 2021
13 Paengawhawha 2021
I ngā marama kua pahure, i puta te karanga a Te Pōari Matua o ngā Kōhanga Reo kia
tohia ngā māngai hou ki ngā rohe o Waiariki/Tuwharetoa, Ikaroa me Te Tairawhiti ki te tohu i o
rātou māngai. He pānui whakamōhio hoki tēnei kua oti ai te tātai i ngā pōti a ngā Kōhanga Reo o ēnei rohe.
Ka huri rā te titiro ki te tihi o Pukeatua, e kui nau mai hoki mai, whārikitia te reo o ō tīpuna ki ngā mokopuna o tō whare i Waiwhetu, kia rere kau noa mai te reo i ō rātou waha me he tuna i tō awa o Te Awamutu. Kua roa nei tēnei pou i te kaupapa, i tipu rā hei oranga mōna, mō āna tamariki, mokopuna, ko ia ko te kaupapa ko te kaupapa ko ia.
Ka whai atu i te ara tiatia ki te puku o te ika, ki te manu pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo o Rotokawa, ki te uri o Tauranga Moana, o Ngāti Porou, o Ngāti Kahungunu anō hoki. Haere mai Hoana, mauria mai tō kete mātauranga ki ngā kaupapa nui kei mua i a tātou, kia pai ai tō tātou kokiri tahi i ēnei angitūtanga kei mua i a tātou.
Ka waewae tātahi ki Te Tairāwhiti ki Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Iti Kahurangi, nānā a Rāniera Procter i whāngai ki tōna ao Māori, nānā hoki ōna mātua a Ian me Kerry Procter i tautoko, kia pai ai tō rāua tahuri mai ki tēnei ao. I te rohe o Te Tairāwhiti kotahi noa te tangata i tohua, ko Rāniera Procter, ka mutu ko ia hoki tētahi o ngā heamana takirua i ngā tau ka hori.
Ka nui te hari o te ngākau kua eke nei a Hoana McMillian i Waiariki/Tuwharetoa rātau ko Peggy
Luke-Ngaheke i Ikaroa, ko Rāniera Procter i Te Tairāwhiti ki Te Pōari Matua o ngā Kōhanga Reo.
On behalf of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board we are proud to announce Peggy Luke-Ngaheke, Hoana McMillian and Rāniera Procter elected as Trustees of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.
This is certainly an exciting time in our history, and we are confident that these members will
provide ideas, knowledge and strategic vision necessary to advance the movement and further
build upon our distinguished reputation across the nation and around the world.
Peggy Luke-Ngaheke has been instrumental in Kōhanga Reo, supporting the first language nest Pukeatua at her mārae Waiwhetu, she has held many roles across the movement and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, a kuia in the kaupapa, she believes as the movement moves into its fourth decade, changes must be made to retain and grow our kaupapa.
Hoana McMillian is a product of Te Kōhanga Reo o Rotokawa, as a Manu Pīrere she followed on to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu and then onto Waikato University where she is currently lecturing. She is in the process of completing her PHD with her research centring on what she holds dear, Te Kōhanga Reo and its positive impact on whānau. Her mother Leah has long been a pillar in her rohe and her children are all graduates of, or are attending, Kōhanga Reo.
Rāniera has served on the Board for the last five years to bring positive outcomes for Kōhanga Reo. Highlights include moving the Wai Claim forward and for the last two years he has served as Co-Chair alongside Dame Tariana Tūria. The ultimate aim for Rāniera remains the retention of our reo and tikanga, and the retention and growth of tamariki in kōhanga reo.
We the Board wish to thank all the candidates and Kōhanga whānau that engaged in the process, we saw a strong voter return of 73.26% which speaks to the whānau commitment to having a voice at the table.
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