Dave sees the Poor Knights as one of the Ngātiwai icons and encouraged that stories about it should be told through Ngātiwai eyes.
Successful tourism includes elements of collaboration, courage and leadership. Dave’s final draft report on tourism for Ngātiwai will be completed by April 2018 which he will complete a presentation back to the Trust Board.
Kia Ora whānau, on behalf of my fellow Trustees and the staff of Ngātiwai Trust Board I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
I know it has been as busy year for everyone, and it is as well at this time of year, we should all try and take a little bit of time out to spend with our whānau and friends. So wherever you may be I hope that you are able to enjoy whanaungatanga with loved ones, but also manaaki those that are not so fortunate to have whānau around them at this time of year.
2018 is going to be another very busy year, particularly as we work our way through the findings and recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal into our Treaty Settlement mandate. I firmly believe that Ngātiwai can come together as one to find a pathway forward to get the best outcome for our whānau, hapū and iwi. We are going to take as much time as we need to hui with our people about what this report means for us, and listen to what our people say is the pathway forward for a Ngātiwai Settlement. I look forward to bringing us all together early in the New Year to discuss a pathway forward.
I would like to acknowledge the kaumātua of our respective marae in our iwi. Our kaumātua always have an important role in all our lives in guiding us, particularly around tikanga. So I ask that you remember to take the time to acknowledge and spend time with your kaumātua.
To my fellow Trustees and the work of the Trust Board’s staff. I appreciate the time and effort that everyone puts in for our iwi and I personally thank you for your continued support and dedication.
I sincerely hope that you can all enjoy a break over the festive season and wherever you may go or wherever you may be over this holiday period please be safe and look after those around you.
I would like to wish everyone a blessed festive season and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koutou katoa
The Oceans Resort Hotel is often referred to as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Ngātiwai Trust Board. However, the Hotel has operated through tough financial times and understandably, there have been calls for the Board to sell.
The Oceans Resort is a strategic investment where the Board is committed to turning around its performance and for the first time since owning the hotel, the Board is forecasting a break even position for the 2017/18 financial year.
NGĀTIWAI TRUST BOARD
Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Board
will be held in the Level 2 Lounge, Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei
on Saturday 25 November 2017 commencing at 10.00am.
Karakia and Mihi
Note: Morning tea will be available at the commencement of the Meeting. A light lunch will be served at 12.30pm
Phone: (09) 430 0939
Fax: (09) 438 0182
The Kāhui Kaumātua Hui are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Ngātiwai Trust Board. These hui are an opportunity to have updates and discussion regarding the kaupapa of Ngātiwai.