Last night Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, was awarded a prestigious Kea honour in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of Aotearoa and our country’s international standing.
Tā Mark received a Kea World Class New Zealand Award, which celebrates the work of New Zealanders who make outstanding contributions to the country’s social and cultural development. They are unique awards in that they recognise individual contribution to New Zealand’s success on the world stage. Kea is the organisation that represents New Zealanders who work abroad.
Sir Mark Solomon is the elected Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, a position he has held since 1998. His current directorships include Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Pookai Aronui, and Te Tapuae o Rehua. He has been part of the Advisory Board considering the transition processes for earthquake recovery operations in Canterbury. He is a trustee of Pure Advantage and a member of the NZ China Council.