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Tags: Te Hau Āwhiowhio ō Ōtangarei Trust

E6 Salient Māori News week ending 06 March 2020

  • Te Ropu Poa has been appointed as the Interim CEO of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi.
  • Pania King has been appointed a member of the Winter Grazing Action Group. The group is tasked with implementing recommendations to improve animal welfare in winter grazing systems.
  • On Tuesday, Katherine Tuhakaraina, a former employee of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWoA) pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court to one representative charge of ‘Receiving secret reward for procuring contracts’. Ms Tuhakaraina acknowledged receiving approximately $150,000 in kickbacks from Koa Consultants after she had recommended to her employer, TWWoA, that Koa Consultants be awarded a contract.   Koa Consultants has been removed from the New Zealand companies register: its former shareholder and director was Tanya Davy.
  • On Monday Te Hau Āwhiowhio ō Ōtangarei Trust and Ōtangarei Papakāinga Limited opened a six-unit transitional housing complex in Whāngarei.