23 December 2020
From Acting General Manager Thomas Tawhiri
Kia ora anō tātou katoa e te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa
Me mihi ka tika kia tātau katoa ka tae ki te mutunga o tēnei tau. Ehara i tau nei he tau ngawari mō te ao whānui. Heoi anō rā kei kōnei tātou ki te wāhanga o te raumati me aro atu ki ngā whainga nui mō te tau e heke mai ana. Ka nui te mihi ki a tātau katoa e whai kaha nei ahakoa te mōreareatanga kia peehi kinohia te katoa o te motu. Heoi anō nā tēna ka tuku he mihi aroha ki a koutou. Nā reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēna koutou katoa.
Just a short pānui to wrap up the end of the year. In the New Year we have a number of projects on the Playcentre Aotearoa work plan. I will update you on these projects early next year. Over the coming months a number of new positions will be appointed to strengthen our focus on supporting our centres.
We are entering an exciting phase of development for Playcentre Aotearoa. I, personally, am inspired by the work ahead of us and what we aim to achieve in 2021. I will provide further updates on how things are unfolding as we move through the year.
Our phase two work continues and I’m pleased to announce the appointments of the following Regional Managers.
Anna Louise Fleet – Regional Manager Auckland/Taitokerau region
Kaye Connelly – Regional Manager Central North Island
Paulene Gibbons – Regional Manager Lower North Island
Anna Steel – Upper South Island Region
Antoinette McLean – Lower South Island Region
Our Regional Managers are crucial to the function of Playcentre Aotearoa. Each of these managers bring a great deal of experience to our organisation and provide the foundation to bring us confidently into the future. Congratulations to all our Regional Managers.
Due to on-going personal commitments, Meg Cooksley has decided to resign her position as Human Resources Manager. This will allow her greater flexibility to respond to her family needs. Playcentre Aotearoa wishes Meg well with her future endeavours.
Finally, I cannot thank you all enough for your work and involvement in Playcentre Aotearoa over the past year. Playcentre has shown resilience through some tough moments and this is all because of you.
I hope you have a relaxing and restful break over the festive season with your whānau and tamariki.
Ngā mihi me ngā manaakitanga o te wā
From Acting General Manager