Governance Group changes

Gail Tipa has now stepped down from the Challenge’s Governance Group. We are delighted to let you know that Gail has been replaced by Maria Pera (Ngāi Tahu). Maira hails from Bluff on Te Waipounamu where she is a representative of the Awarua Rūnanga. Maria is on the executive committee of the Federation of Māori authorities and has served as a ministerial appointed member to several boards including the Parole Board, District Health Boards, and local Prison committees. Currently Maria Chairs the Treaty Tribes Coalition, and Kāitahu Tai Whenua Ltd; she is also a member of Te Aparangi (TRONT) committee – external issues, and a director on Ngāi Tahu Seafood Board.

Gail will continue to contribute to the Challenge in her role as Kāhui Māori.