Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson today announced the reappointment of Dr Charlotte Severne as Māori Trustee for Te Tumu Paeroa for a term of five years.
The Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe descendant is a respected scholar holding a PhD specialising in geology from the University of Auckland and was originally appointed in 2018, for a three-year term. Dr Severne is the first woman to lead the organisation.
“Dr Severne is a strong advocate and mentor for assisting Māori asset-owning entities to better utilise science and research to sustainably manage and develop their taonga tuku iho.
“With her wealth of experience in working with Māori business as a science advisor and in governance roles with energy, fisheries and farming entities, including sitting on Lake Rotoaira Trust and Opepe Farm Trust, I am confident her reappointment will continue to enhance the work of Te Tumu Paeroa,” Willie Jackson said.
Te Tumu Paeroa provides professional trustee services to the Māori Trustee, who administers more than 90,000 hectares of Māori freehold land and other assets on behalf of nearly 100,000 owners, including Māori trusts and other entities.
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Ko te whakatūranga anō i te Kaitiaki Māori
Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā e te Minita Whanaketanga Māori, e Willie Jackson, te whakatūranga anō i a Dr Charlotte Severne hei Kaitiaki Māori mō Te Tumu Paeroa mō ngā tau e rima.
He uri nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa, nō Ngāi Tūhoe hoki, ā, he mātauranga kauanuanu kua oti i a ia he Tohu Kairangi mō te mātai aronuku i te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, ā, nō te tau 2018 i whakawhiwhia e ia ki tēnei tūranga mō ngā tau e toru. Ko Dr Severne te wahine tuatahi ki te hautū i te tōpūtanga.
“He kaitaunaki kaha, he kaitautoko hoki a Dr Severne ki te āwhina i ngā hinonga rawa Māori ki te whakamahi i te pūtaiao me te rangahau ki te whakahaere toitū, ki te whakawhanake hoki i ā rātou taonga tuku iho.
“Ko tōna mātau i roto i ngā pakihi Māori hei kaitohutohu pūtaiao, hei mema mana whakahaere ki te taha o ngā hinonga pūngao, tini a Tangaroa, pāmu hoki, pērā i āna tūranga ki te Lake Rotoaira Trust me te Opepe Farm Trust, e whakamanawa ana au mā tana whakatūranga anō e hāpai tonu te mahi o Te Tumu Paeroa,” te kī a Willie Jackson.
He ratonga ngaio kaitiaki a Te Tumu Paeroa mō te Kaitiaki Māori, mōna e whakahaere ana nui atu i ngā heketā 90,000 o ngā whenua Māori herekore me ētahi atu rawa mō ngā kaiwhaipānga tata ki te 100,000 tae noa ki ngā tarahati Māori, ki ētahi atu hinonga hoki.