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Te Moana ā Toi: Strengthening governance popular in post-settlement stage

Remaining viable and thriving into the future are key drivers for organisations seeking to grow the leadership and managerial capability of their governing boards.

Te Puni Kōkiri Te Moana ā Toi Regional Director Rachel Jones says hapū and iwi organisations responsible for preparing post-settlement governance entities regularly approach Te Puni Kōkiri for information on governance and management processes which has led to the development and delivery of governance workshops.

Rōpū who take part in these workshops learn about best practice models for governance and management that recognises Māori organisations are all different and need to design structures and systems that best meet their own needs.”

Te Puni Kōkiri Te Moana ā Toi has provided governance workshops to rūnanga, Ahu Whenua trusts and Māori Incorporations. Hinepukohurangi Trust, a charitable trust based in Ruatāhuna, and forest block owners Opeke Ahu Whenua Trust are two organisations that have most recently completed the workshops.

“The governance and management of Māori assets and enterprises is a huge responsibility and opportunity. Te Puni Kōkiri provides guidance so that groups can best determine how to direct and govern confidently. Knowledge is power, making informed decisions and having robust systems are key to unlocking the potential of those assets.”

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