The Te Rau Matatini Trust Board and the Te Rau Matatini Board of Directors would like to thank Kim Whaanga-Kipa (Rongowhakaata, Rakai Paaka, Kahungunu, Te Aitanga a Mahaki) for her contributions to the work of Te Rau Matatini during her time serving as a Trustee. Through over a decade of service to Te Rau Matatini Kim has supported Te Rau Matatini and its’ kaupapa tirelessly.
In her role as a trustee, Kim brought over 25-years’ experience working in the alcohol and drug field advocating for whānau, a passion for whānau development from a grassroots level, and a belief in the transformative power of educating and informing whānau. Kim will return home to Te Tai Rāwhiti, where she will continue to make a contribution to her whānau and Pae Ora! Ngā mihi nui.