• Got my set-ups for the day 🤔😉 #zuimusts
  • From my maara 💜 #isolation #connection #manamotuhake
  • Tika te Kōrero! Tiaki I a koe me to whānau! #mōtewhānau #inaianei #kiamataara
  • This art piece by Maree Gibbons will be hanging at the Hotel D’urville in Blenheim 💜 blessed
  • Wānanga about tāonga, tangaroa, taiao, tuārangi #manaatua #manawhenua #manatangata
  • A brief but fruitful catch up with Mere Mangu Chairperson for Te Rūnanga o Ngapuhi. Committed to a future for Ngapuhi to unite and thrive 👍🏽
  • Such a humble guy - Mr G you vision and passion for rangatahi is awesome #transform #liveart #manamotuhake
  • Great Waitangi 180th Day at Hayman Park, Manukau with my friends and colleagues. #diverseAotearoa #Treaty #Nationhood
  • Waipuna Marae it’s hot and @peenihenare bearing the scorching heat to open the kōrero for the Government who have come to unveil the bronze statue of Dame Awhina Cooper - legacy leader fighting for Mokopuna, Whānau and Whenua!
  • NZ Competition 7’s Champions - LayingingbAll On The Field! #ridingshotgun #ProudMuch #2020Styles
  • A great start to 2020 with our visit to Ratana and the PM affirming the aspiration to improve the wellbeing of people and make a difference for whānau. While we have achieved much - there is more to do! #2020 #keepgoing #changinglives
  • One of the great things about Ratana is the emphasis on young people/rangatahi. The PM was taken to an expo area where young people were learning about seedlings and the benefits of planting, young people were playing Ki-o-Rahi and we even got challenged to do the ‘Glitter’ TikTok 🙂 I love the way rangatahi gravitate to the PM and she always has time to say hello and invite them to walk around with her. #puttingpeopleattgecentre
  • Hanging out with whānau and celebrating with gratitude our achievements and aspirations and understanding how we can encourage each other through our struggles and challenges 💜 #keitekapooteringa #tookuneiao #moteāpōpo
  • Nice to meet the man himself David Tua and his wonderful partner! Supporting our friend and colleague Aupito William Sio!
  • With NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff and Hon Phil Twyford at NZLP Conference, Whanganui #forward #together
  • Launch of Te Tai Poutini Tourism Strategy with Ngāti Waewae, Makaawhio and Mawhera Incorporation and Council Mayors and representatives for Westland and Greymouth
  • Two years in Government and taking stock of all the good work being achieved within and alongside Te Puni Kōkiri - We are resetting the organisation to take a lead role in whānau centred development, innovating from flax roots approach to strengthen our people, our Marae, our Reo, our knowledge and worldview to increase our prosperity and wellbeing!!! Great to work alongside good people and Toihou (CE) Dave Samuels
  • Auckland City at night - showing the kids some of the places around town 💜 great memories 💜
  • Supreme Māori Business Woman Award 2019 from MWDI Kiri Nathan - innovation and collaboration in the fashion industry will see a new generation of designers creating presence on the international stage. #wahinemana #changingnarratives #whanauprosperity
  • Stop, Drop, Cover! We had a drill yesterday - checked our grab bags (thank goodness) some of our team realised they needed a food and water stash 👍🏽
  • With our fantastic volunteers of ngā wātene māori who make a huge contribution to our communities throughout the motu (country) because they are a trusted organisation that our whānau respect in the good times and the tense times. We are working towards supporting Wardens to be recognised for the increasing role they play to support social inclusion and foster social cohesion #communityfirst #weneedyou
  • I was proud to respond to the rangatahi in Napier City Marching for Climate Change and it just so happened that I was attending the SOLGM Conference where Local Govt CEs were meeting to discuss a range of issues including climate resilience and the impact on towns, cities and communities #thistime #thisplace #weseeandwehear #youngpeoplesvoice for more action on climate change
  • Labours Women’s caucus having a catch-up on suffrage day 👍🏽 women lifting each other Up and in doing So changing attitudes and transforming lives 👍🏽
  • 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.

 

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