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    Joy Shorrock, Pou Mauri Ora

    Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
    He mihi whakatau tēnei ki tō mātou pou mauri ora hōu
    Ki a Ngawaina Joy Shorrock
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    Ki tō whānau o Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    Last week Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua officially welcomed Ngawaina Joy Shorrock to her new role as Pou Mauri Ora | Cultural manager.

    Joy is well known for her roles as trustee and tumuaki at Te Āwhina Marae, and many spoke today of her outstanding work and her close connection to the marae and its people. There was sadness that she was moving on, but happiness that her new role will continue her association with marae and the whānau across the rohe.

    Joy’s mahi will play a significant role for the rūnanga as it continues to meet the aspirations of whānau now and in the future.

    You can contact Joy at

    Nicki Kitson, Pou Āwhina Tāhūhū

    We are also very pleased to welcome Nicki Kitson to Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua where she will be Pou Āwhina Tāhūhū | Executive Assistant to Ripeka.

    Kia ora koutou, ko Nicki Kitson ahau.

    Firstly, my heartfelt thanks to everyone for so warmly welcoming me into my new role as Pouāwhina Tāhūhū with Te Hauora. I am delighted and feel privileged to take up this new role.

    My career has been in health leadership, primarily in the area of hospice palliative care. I have also spent time leadership roles with community organisations such as Citizens Advice Bureau Invercargill My most recent role has been in administration with Community Corrections Blenheim.

    We are pleased to have you on board Nicki! You can contact Nicki at

    Richard Liddicoat

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