Easter brings us hope, may it linger in our hearts forever.
Here’s wishing you and your Whānau a very Happy Easter. —
A word from our Chairman
Kia ora Whānau, hope all is well with you and your whānau.
Easter is almost upon us with the promise of a well-earned long weekend break and Anzac day to commemorate our whanau and friends alike whom without them we wouldn’t have this great place Aotearoa as it is today. And don’t forget, we now have a new war memorial at Harrison’s Cut, Papamoa.
The Trust has had a very busy period in the last quarter, planning and activities ensuring they align with Nga Potiki Strategies aimed at delivering better social, cultural and economic outcomes to our beneficiaries.
These were covered in our well organised “machine” like Annual General Meeting Saturday 23rd March.
I would like to acknowledge the retiring Trustees, Bentham Ohia, Rachael Davie and Tama Hovell. Your expertise knowledge and experience took our Governance to another level, and we thank you for your time and belief in Nga Potiki and its members.
At this time, I would also like to congratulate the 3 new replacement Trustees, Ropata Stephens, Shirley Oliver and Verna Ohia-Gate, and thank Taitimu Sellars and Victoria Werohia for your participation in what must be one of Nga Potiki biggest voting for Trustee selection. More than 350 votes were received, great support from our members, and for the Trust
The Trust would also like to acknowledge Tahuwhakatiki Marae, for the beautiful venue, especially Janice Harrison and team, for feeding all our whanau. We had excess of 70 people on the day.
I will hand over to our General Manager Erana Brewerton to give more detail on this panui, and we will catch up at our next Hui for launch of our Iwi Environmental Plan Tuhoromatanui, date yet to be set.
Colin Reeder – Chairman
Annual General Meeting at Tahuwhakatiki Marae 23rd March 2019
Despite a wet Saturday there was a good turn out at Romai for our AGM.
There was a lot of information shared with the whanau by our Trustees and staff. Our accountant Shannan Symes also presented the financial information for the Trust.
The presenters firstly covered the 2017/2018 reporting year, which ran from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Information was shared around the various activities and highlights during that year for:
The Manawa Development
Nga Potiki Housing
Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi, and
The Resource Management Unit
Importantly the Audited Financial Statements for the Trust for the 2017/2018 year were provided and Shannan presented a summary of the financial position as at 30 June 2018 as well as the projected (very positive) 30 June 2019 position.
The team then moved on to presenting the plan and priorities for the current year – which ends 30 June 2019.
A couple of key priorities that we expect to achieve before 30 June this year include:
The Launch of Tuhoromatanui, our Nga Potiki Environmental Plan, and
The opening of the process for more Nga Potiki whanau to become first time home owners at Manawa
The meeting also covered some other very necessary business being the approval of our Auditor for this year, the approval of Trustee remuneration and the election of Trustees. The provisional results that were announced on the day have now been confirmed. Ropata Stephens, Shirley Oliver and Verna Gate will join the Trustees for their next meeting in April.
If you were unable to attend the meeting or if you are interested the full record of the AGM will be available to read at the Office, after 8 April 2019.
Nga Potiki Home Ownership in Manawa
As advised at the AGM the online expression of interest process to apply for a house and land package in Manawa will be open again in late April. As well as going up on the website there will be an email out to all registered members to advise the online process has opened. So keep an eye on your email and our website for a link to the online process.
Many of you have asked about the process and criteria for a house and land package in Manawa. The process has 3 stages.
First complete an online Expression of Interest form. You need to be a registered member of Nga Potiki, between 25 and 50 years of age, you must be able to show you are in need of support, you must earn a minimum of $50,000 per annum (depending on your level of debt) and earn no more than $85,000 if you are single and $135,000 if a couple or a group of whanau wanting to build together.
If your expression of Interest is accepted you will then be invited to apply formally for a house and land package in Manawa. This will require detailed information and proof about your financial situation and you will be asked to agree the main terms of the offer. For example you must agree to using Westpac Bank as the lender; you must agree the main terms of the Shared Equity scheme and also agree the process i.e. to progress as a group with other Nga Potiki applicants.
The third and final stage is then one on one engagement with our Advisory Team, working with Victoria in respect of the process and all Nga Potiki related matters; the legal adviser and mortgage broker through to assisting with mortgage lending and a contract to build in Manawa.
If you are not certain about whether you are a registered member you can contact the office by phone or email:
It was great to meet so many of you at the AGM. I am very excited to be working with Nga Potiki a Tamapahore. I am committed to helping this organisation achieve it’s aspirations for the current and future generations of nga uri a Tamapahore.
As you may know from Colin’s letter before the AGM or my short mihi at the AGM, “no te Tairawhiti tenei, I am from the East”
This is a photo I took of the sun rising over Whangaokena
(aka East Cape Island) earlier this year.
Under some duress I have been asked to include a photo of myself. When I am at home I like to make sure my dog gets enough exercise. So here is a photo of Sugar and I.
If you are passing by Fashion Island, please do not hesitate to drop in and say kia ora.
Nga mihi mahana Erana Brewerton – General Manager —
Introducing our New Trustees
After our election process we are very pleased to congratulate Ropata Stephens, Verna Gate and Shirley Oliver as our new Trustees. They will replace Benthan Ohia, Rachael Davie and Tama Hovell.
Our new trustees bring a broad range of skills and experience to their roles. Alongside our current trustees they are committed to improving the well-being and success of Nga Potiki whanau and enhancing the mana of Nga Potiki a Tamapahore.
Full profiles will be available on our website soon. —
Ngai Te Rangi | Janine Kakau | 07 575 3765 ext 212
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