As we wrap up 2022, we draw on a whakatauki of reflection and optimism: ‘Ka mua, Ka muri – let us look to the past to inform our future’.
It has been a challenging year for everyone – our people, our businesses, as well as the Trust.
In this context our Trust has formed a new sub-committee of Trustees with Pauline Tangohau as Chair, with Paeraro Awhimate and Carliza Patuawa, and has the full support of the Trust.
The Trust has already completed work in the last year reshaping our Trust Deed so it is fit for purpose, and helps us navigate our way forward in the coming years.
Our new sub-committee is tasked with, among other important kaupapa, a review of our election process. A further important piece of mahi that is already underway is the build of a dedicated beneficiaries database, expected to launch in the first half of 2023.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit us hard. Business as usual was disrupted for many organisations, including Te Arawa Fisheries Group, and associated fisheries partners such as Sealord, Moana Fisheries, the Iwi Collective Partnership, and BayPackers.
Logistics and supply chain challenges impacted our fish and other product export into international markets including China, the US, Australia, and other parts of the world.
The mahi of our new sub-committee strives to position the organisation and protect our future.
No reira, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui – he waka eke noa tātou.