poll after long-running row
New Team at Whakarongotai
After a long-running dispute over leadership — and problems with the management of health service money — the main Iwi group in central Kapiti has elected a completely new board.
Earlier in the year, Capital and Coast Health Board asked Waikanae’s Te Rununga o Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai to return nearly $600,000 of unaccounted health funding — and it suspended four of its contracts with the rununga’s health provider, Hora Te Pai.
The reform group had been fighting for some time to get the authority to take notice of its concerns about the whereabouts of health dollars.
He was elected at an annual general meeting in Waikanae..
The leader of the “reform” team that planned the AGM, Mr Orzecki, is a business administrator specialising in information technology.
His deputy is Cain Kereoma, a senior consultant with Kahui Tautoko Consulting, before which he was a policy analyst at the Ministry of Education.
The treasurer is Ann-Maree Buckholt. Executive members who were elected by postal ballot are Rawhiti Higgott, Yvonne Rikihana and Raymond Ropata.