Governance Structure

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Brian

Ruawai-Hamilton

Board of Trustees

An updated copy of the Constitution can be requested from the iwi office. Phone: 0800 524 864

 

Mihimihi

“He ao te rangi ka uhia, ma te huruhuru te manu ka rere, ka tau”

 

Mai Mokonuiarangi ki Te Huiarau, ki Panekiri hoki,

Mai Panekiri ki Tukurangi, ki Pakiaka ki Titirangi, ānei, ngā tihi o te rohe o Ngai Tamaterangi.

Ko Waikaremoana te moana, ko Waiau te awa e whāngaihia raua te whenua, ngā tangata hoki.

Ko Rangiahua, ko Te Kuha, ko Arimawha ngā marae,

Ko Tamaterangi te tangata, tiheei mauri tu, tiheii mauri ora.   

 

Profile (April 2019)

I hold fast to the whakatauki of our tipuna, Tamaterangi, quoted above. Said to be a reference to the appropriateness of representation and use of resources.  

 

Work Experience

Described as hardworking and honest, with a working life focused on the socio-economic, socio-cultural and educational (community and individual) development of whanau, hapu & Iwi. This began with a 15+ year stint in 1975 with Te Tari Māori / Department of Maori Affairs and its replacement agencies.

 

Have worked in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as a Kaitakawaenga a Iwi. Two Industry Training Organisations - Quality Management roles Te Wananga o Aotearoa – Te Korowai Awhina / Social Worker educator roles.

Teachers & Education Council - Whakarurhau Kaupapa Māori.

Currently - Pouarahi at Heritage NZ / Pouhere Taonga.

 

Governance Experience

Have contributed as Chair, Executive and Committee Member on a range of voluntary Community Work and Education organisations, providing general social, health and sporting programmes and services.

 

Other interests

  • Board Member, Runanga Taurahere o Te Whanganui a Tara

  • Trustee, Te Kotahitanga o Ruawai-Hamilton Whanau Trust

  • Board Member, Wharekoa Whanau Trust & Investment Co.

  • Kaumātua, Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services

  • Beneficiary, Tuaropaki Trust

  • Beneficiary, Paraninihi ki Waitotara Inc

  • Board Member, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated