Stage one of the Whakapaumahara Marae rebuild in Whananaki has begun. Stage one will see the building of a new Whareiti (toilet) and ablution block, new septic drainage system and new water treatment system.
Jim Peters has done many things in his long and extensive career. To name a few, he has been a teacher and Principal, a Member of Parliament with the New Zealand First Party, Chairman of the Northland Regional Counsel and for the past twelve years he has been the Vice-Chancellor (Māori) of the University of Auckland.
In the 2008 New Year Honours list, Jim was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to local-body affairs, education and the community. However at the age of 81, Jim’s term as Vice-Chancellor came to an end, and on the 19th of November a celebration of Jim’s service to the University was held in Auckland.
Ngā mihi atu ki tō tātou nei kaihanga, māna mātou te huarahi pai e arahi, otirā, ki ō tātou nei tini mate maha kua whetu ki te rangi, o te tau, o te marama, o te wiki kua pāhure atu, nō reirā, haere koutou, haere koutou, okioki mai.
Ki ngā uri o Ngātiwai whānui, mai i a Rākaumangamanga tae atu ki Piki Pāria, puta noa i te ao katoa, nei rā ngā mihi ki a koutou. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
On behalf of the Ngātiwai Trust Board I am pleased to again report on our activities for the year ending March 2018.