• Spent the evening at the CASANZ Innivation and Excellence in Air Quality Awards talking about air quality standards to some cool and committed, scientists, engineers, environmental health consultants and professionals in Queenstown! Here’s the view heading up to the event venue #breathtaking
  • Great to hear the work Rachael Petero is doing to support indigenous enterprise 👍🏽
  • Robyn Rauna and Victor Goldsmith investigates the opportunity around honey production in Mexico and sharing business practices and matauranga #indigenousexchange #culturaltradewinds #relationships
  • Had the pleasure of being apart of the closing ceremony for a tā Moko exhibition held at the National Art Gallery in Canberra. This picture was taken of Tāwhiao on his way to England and during the stopover in Sydney. It is apart of a collections of photographs and watercolour prints held partly in Australia. There are some Goldie portraits as well - truly magnificent and wonderful insight to yesteryear #blessed
  • Spoke at the Infrastructure NZ conference theme was Building Nations. I set out the importance of Central and Local Government working together to initiate smart regional growth that integrated Master Spatial planning, community development, social and environmental wellbeing, cultural diversity, urban growth and intensification alongside a long term infrastructure investment strategy. #longtermthinking #transformativeoutcomes #wellbeingfocus
  • Three of our resilience Ministers Hon James Shaw, Hon Peeni Henare. Myself and deputy chair John Scott of ECan formally recognising the near completion of a 10year flood protection project along the Waimakariri river. This is a braided river and the water engineer Ian Heslop summed it up well “on a good day she is wonderful on a bad day she terrifies me”. Those familiar with the braided river system in the Canterbury plains will understand the changing nature of these rivers. So pleased we got to recognise the foresight and planning that went into making the greater Christchurch region safer from the prospect of large scale flooding! #resilience #startnow #forthefuture
  • Giving a speech to the LGNZ Annual Conference themed “Riding the Wave of Localism”. I was able to share the range of exemplars across the country re: social procurement, integrated planning, biodiversity and community leadership, civil defence and crisis response to demonstrate that Councils are already working differently to activate community wellbeing. We central and local government with community, Iwi and other partners can collaborate to make this approach “the norm” rather than the exception.
  • At Rehua Marae, Christchurch with the PM launching Oranga Marae to enable planning, refurbishment, feasibility studies and disaster preparedness planning. We have increased funding availability of $12m over four years from Wellbeing Budget 2019. It’s pleasing to see Marae, hapū and Iwi engaging in CDEM responses. Lots of learning from Rena, Christchurch and Kaukoura quakes, Matata debris and flood disaster, and Fires in Whakatū. engaging Maori in first response can improve community safety and resilience as well as strengthening social cohesion.
  • Maruata - elected Maori representatives at their annual Hui Waiwhetu Marae 2019.
  • 25th Anniversary for Te Mangai Paaho! A great celebration for te Reo revitalisation, story-telling and broadcasting....Get Ready for the next 25years.
  • PM opening the 51st Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton today with Te Radar. #aneconomythatworksforall #wellbeingforruralcommunities
  • Pleased to host a Tahua Oranga breakfast with Ministerial colleagues - Hon Kelvin Davis, Hon Peeni Henare, Hon Willie Jackson and the Maori caucus to share the direction we are heading in to achieve real change that benefits Whanau, our economic growth, environmental sustainability, social wellbeing and cultural capital. We are committed to improving outcomes for the majority of people.
  • Pleased to support Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou - whakamana accords. 15 years in the making and a real opportunity for all the signatory hapū to exercise their mana along the coast.
  • We are serious about making a long-term investment in the things that matter and transform life outcomes.
  • Happy Mothers Day - we are with the PM at the Housing announcement this morning in Kelston.
  • Building a future our kids can inherit now 💜
  • Wonderful recognition of Pania Tyson-Nathan who received the Māori Women’s Business Award. @nzmaoritourism she acknowledged the team around her, those at the Marae and in the kitchen, and challenged all business people to take their people with them to transform lifetime outcomes - hats off to you Pania - he nui rawa te Mihi atu!
  • Enjoyed listening to Antonio Maioha and his journey in life - he has a Poutama framework and models his life-learning technique of wellness/success/failure/resilience 🌈🌈🌈
  • Opening session of RTM Talks pleased to be able to support the tribes staff development.
  • Casually driving through Otaki stopped at the BP and hunter pulls up for a coffee after his morning catch. #ProvincialNZ
  • There are always two sides to the founding of a nation that of the people of the land, and that of the coloniser....#tangatawhenua #mauri
  • Random sights
  • When serious meeting nots are captured in colourful notebooks #themindsoffreethinkers
  • So much to learn and share with Chief Ava Hill Six Nations of the Grand River. #timelessconversations
  • Attended the ANZAC service at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Canada.
  • A selection of pictures from the ANZAC Service at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto. #kiamaumaharatonutatouiaratou
  • With the NZ UN Permanent Mission and NZTE I terms at the ANZAC dusk service in the specially appointed garden on top of a Rockerfeller building. #rememberingthelegacy #ofthosewhofought #forourfreedoms #thatwemaylivewithoutfear
  • Old and New #fusedlines
  • On ANZAC Day back home as people are commemorating those who served and fell so we may have the rights and freedoms of our democratic society I stand and remember all who have been lost at the 9/11 memorial.
  • Listening to this group of panelists sharing their country experience on the implementation of indigenous rights. #highleveldialogue #locallevelaction

 

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