Despite his role in the carbon credit contract debacle, Graham Pryor remains a director of the tribe’s financial arm, Ngati Awa Group Holdings Ltd (NAGHL).
So I sent an email to Sir Gardiner and NAGHL chief executive Enid Ratahi-Pryor.
We need leaders who are going to lead us.
As well, there are elections within Ngati Hokopu ki Wairaka, Ngati Hokopu ki Hokowhitu, Ngati Awa ki Tamaki Makaurau, Ngai Taiwhakaea and Ngai Tamaoki.
It is great there have been discussions in many of the whanau about who could be and should be their hapu representative on the TRONA board. Equally it is fantastic that there are so many people who feel they have something to give the iwi and we should be proud that we have plenty of aspiring leaders.
But we must always remember that it is not simply good enough to assume the position without taking responsibility.
You are there to represent the people and your responsibility is to them.
Next time I want to explore the Strategic Documents 2013-2018 a little more. I will try and not leave the next post for too long this time.
Ma te wa.