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Issue 91

Ngā Hau e Whā – From the Editor

Our cover story mā te wāhine, mā te whenua – ka ora ai te tangata provides a glimpse into our next-gen leadership. Cousins Jaleesa Panirau and Kelly Barry are conquering new frontiers as young wāhine in leadership roles for their Wairewa Rūnanga – Jaleesa as Chair and Kelly as General Manager. Their passion, vision and tenacity is to be applauded. You can read their story here.

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He Whakaaro

Research tells us skills are the currency of the future. Unlike technical skills that are mostly taught through formal qualifications, it is the interpersonal or human skills we gain through life and work experience that are increasingly in demand.

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From the CEO
Making a difference

I’m not blowing our trumpet. The thing is, as stewards we have a duty, and it is a no-brainer that if whānau can drive their own goals and come up with their own solutions, then their strength and confidence will have a cascading effect. After all, isn’t this what we strive for in our own homes?

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Ka Hao te Rakatahi

Creativity, innovation and governance are areas I’ve always been passionate about. From being enriched in STEM as part of the first Te Pōkai Ao rōpū in 2016, strategising as part of the working party for Rautaki Rakatahi 2018-19, innovating in my Young Enterprise Scheme business, developing a polystyrene alternative inspired by pōhā, to my roles as youth trustee on the Young Enterprise Trust Board and youth rep on the Hastings District Council District Development subcommittee.

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