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Horowhenua Chronicle - 2021-07-23

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Some changes for engaged group

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Patrick Rennell CEO

As a community focused charitable trust, we at HLC/ LTTM are extremely lucky to have an engaged group of individuals representing education, iwi, the Pacific Peoples Community, the finance industry, local government, local businesses and staff, who volunteer their time to provide governance as members of our trust board. The board provides the strong governance and strategic direction that the foundation of the organisation is built on. We recently held the trust’s AGM and therefore this update gives me an opportunity to celebrate the leadership and volunteer work of our board, acknowledge retiring members and welcome new members. For the past 16 years Garry Good has been a member of the board, he has filled the role of board chairman for the past 12 years. At our AGM in June, Garry made the decision to stand down as chairman. During his time on the board, Garry has brought his vast experience in the education sector to build the organisation’s focus on developing youth empowerment. We are therefore delighted that he will stay as a community representative on the board. At the same meeting Puhiwa¯hine Tibble, Raukawa Iwi representative did not seek reappointment. For the past six years Puhiwa¯hine has been a strong advocate on the board. We will miss her valuable advice and guidance at board meetings. At the AGM the board acknowledged the contribution of both Garry and Puhiwa¯hine to the organisation. These changes have led to new members joining the board and appointment of a new chairwoman. We are pleased to announce Bella Ansell has transitioned from deputy chairwoman to board chairwoman. Justine Street has moved to the vacant deputy chair role. Following a selection process Raukawa Iwi nominated a representative and we will welcome them to the board in July. Each of these individuals volunteers their time to support the operations of HLC/LTTM and are focussed on improving community outcomes. On behalf of all the staff at HLC/LTTM I would like to publicly acknowledge their efforts and thank them for their support. In these difficult times I would like to highlight the support we can offer jobseekers in our region. Through our partnership with the Horowhenua District Council and Ministry of Social Development the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs focuses on developing sustainable employment for young people under the age of 25. If you are wanting help please get in touch: Phone 0800 368 1095, email enquiries@hlc.ac.nz or visit http:/ /www.hlc.ac.nz/ For the past 35 years we have been committed to the Horowhenua and today we remain ready to support like-minded organisations in improving the lives of people in our region.

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