Hei aha, I have finally found some space and I wanted to use this post to discuss the role of the Te Runanga o Ngati Awa (TRONA) board representative.
I believe, with the upcoming election, it is important that we all understand the responsibilities of the board. After all, we are the power behind them.
To start I would like to discuss the most recent TRONA board meeting, which was held two weeks ago, to highlight a particular issue.
Except for Stanley Ratahi, who replaced his sister Enid Ratahi-Pryor as the Ngati Hikakino representative when she became chief executive, the board has been in place for three years.
Even better, make a stand for your people and put your hat in the ring to be a hapu representative.