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    Key appointment to support environmental strategy

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua has appointed a Pouwhakahaere Taiao (Environmental Manager) to support the environmental management strategy and plan.

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua Pouwhakahaere Shane Graham said the newly-created role was a critical part of the strategy to be active kaitiaki/guardians of the environment.

    “The Pouwhakahaere Taiao (Environmental Manager) provides key enabling of the long-term environmental vision, values and strategy of the iwi.”

    “I’m delighted to announce that Rowena Cudby has been appointed to lead this essential aspect of our work.”

    “Rowena is a highly-capable, experienced and respected practitioner. She has a Masters in Resource & Environmental Management and 16 years experience working in policy and resource consents in local and central government organisations,as well as private consultancy.”

    “She worked closely with us during the recent Covid-19 Response, and she brings considerable local knowledge and professional expertise to this role.”

    Introducing Rowena Cudby

    Rowena Cudby
    Rowena Cudby

    Tēnā koutou
    Ko Kapakapanui te maunga
    Ko Waikanae te awa
    Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi
    Ko Puketapu te hapū
    Ko Rowena Cudby tōku ingoa

    No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

    I am very excited to be joining Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua as Pouwhakahaere Taiao. I am particularly looking forward working with whānau to support and realise aspirations to protect, enhance and restore Te Taiao.

    Some of the projects I will be focusing on include:

    • developing an Iwi Environmental Management Plan;
    • implementing Settlement mechanisms and ensuring representation roles are filled; and
    • protecting Ngāti Rārua taiao through advocacy and strategic partnerships with iwi and government agencies.

    No reira, tēnā  koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa.

    Rowena starts on August 31 and will be based across Te Tauihu.

    Michelle Lavender

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    Key appointment to support environmental strategy