June 29, 2023
Cawthron creates board seat for Nelson iwi
Nelson-based research centre the Cawthron Institute has modernised its governance arrangements to allow for an additional member nominated by local iwi to join its board.
The change was contained in a Private Bill that passed its final reading in Parliament yesterday.
Nelson MP Rachel Boyack says the other statutory board members are the MP for Nelson, the mayors of Nelson and Tasman, and the Anglican Bishop of Nelson.
The Bill also means the the Trust Board no longer needs to seek High Court or Parliamentary approval for simple administrative decisions.
Ms Boyack says the Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science and research institute, and has operated for over 100 years.