The Ngāti Koata Trust Board elections were held on Saturday 5 November at Whakatū Marae. There were two seats available, and five very capable candidates. We would like to thank all the candidates for standing for election.
We are very pleased to welcome George Elkington and Anthony Pātete back onto the Board following the Trustee Election. George is returning to the Board after a five year absence. Anthony has been reelected and will serve his second consecutive term on the Board.
Raima Hippolite, in third place, will be the Alternate should any Trustee stand down in the next twelve months.
Tai tumu, tai pari. Te hotu nui a Hinemoana.
We would also like to thank Jeanette Grace for her six years on the Board. We acknowledge your many contributions to the iwi. He wahine whakaaro nui ki te iwi e whai ana i te iti kahurangi. Tēnā koe e te tuahine.
And thank you to all those who participated in the election of our Trustees. It is wonderful to have so many of our whānau active in the affairs of their iwi. Ngā mihi ki ā kōutou katoa.