Hūhana Wātene

Hūhana Wātene
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Tenakoutou e ngā mema Māori o Te Hautū Kahurangi, tēnārā koutou katoa.

“He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata” – Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure

 

Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiapu to awa

Ko Iritekura te marae                  

Ko Te Whanau o Iritekura te hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Ko Te Whare Wanaanga o Wairaka ahau e mahi ana

Ko Haki Taoho Watene toku hoa rangatira

Ko Huhana Watene toku ingoa

 

With a genuine heart I submit my name for nomination of the role for Tumu Arataki, Te Hautu Kahurangi for a second term. It has been an absolute honour to be a representative of our Union, to be an integral part of Council and a conduit for Maori members. This role has provided me with a diverse range of skills and has confirmed my belief in the power of collective engagement – Tu Kotahi.

Te Koeke Tiriti and the kupu of our union waiata are embedded in TEU documentation and practices, but more mahi is still required and I want to continue being a part of that journey.During my first term as Tumu Arataki, I have been supported and nurtured with wise counsel which has been instrumental in my personal development, nga mihi aroha kia koutou. I firmly believe this second term in office will confirm and cement those new skills.

Being the Tumu Arataki has been an amazing learning curve, as is guiding Te Toi Ahurangi. I reaffirm my commitment to Te Hautu Kahurangi and to diligently represent members. Finally, I wish to acknowledge the legacy of our past kaumatua roopu, Tauheke Huirangi Waikerepuru, Whaea Katarina Daniels and Whaea Mere Broughton, haere atu ra enga rangatira and now under the guidance and inspiration of Matua Hone Sadler and Taua Roimata Kirikiri.

“Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi”

No reira, tena koutou,tena koutou, tena tatou katoa

Naku noa na

Huhana Watene