Staff Appointment

As of today, Monday 5th July, Susan Bailey has agreed to take on the role of Acting General Manager while the recruitment of a permanent Chief Executive continues. The acting General Manager role is a caretaker role with a focus on leading and supporting the Operations team to effectively and efficiently support centres. The Co-presidents thank Susan for her willingness to support the success Playcentre Aotearoa.

AGM Questions and Responses

The Board celebrate an increased interest in playcentre governance in response to the AGM papers this year (a record 70 pages of questions received prior to the deadline). Many of the questions received were similar, and have been summarised for conciseness. As a voluntary Trustee Board we have strived to answer as many member’s questions as possible within our previously published timeframes. Unfortunately it has been impossible to respond to all questions. As the deadline for question submission has now passed, we will not be accepting any further questions. We will endeavour to answer more of the remaining questions received prior to the AGM if time permits. These will be added to the AGM page on the website.

The Board also noted that many of the questions received from centres related to operations, rather than governance. The Operations team are better placed to answer most of these operational queries, and as such the Board will pass these queries to the Operations team. These will be answered in due course. At this time the Board have prioritised answering the governance questions in preparation for the upcoming AGM.

Click here to view the 2021 Annual General Meeting Questions and Responses.

Registering for the AGM

Regional Representatives and any members (attending as observers) wishing to attend AGM must register on the link below by 12pm, Friday 23rd July 2021.

To register click here.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday 31st July 2021
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Place: Online

The meeting is being held online due to feedback from 2019 and 2020 AGM attendees.

There are 48 spaces allocated for attendance (24 Tāngata Tiriti House representatives and 24 Te Whare Tikanga Māori representatives). Each whare is expected to have 4 representatives from each of the six regions totally (4 x 6 = 24 Tāngata Tiriti / 4 x 6 = 24 Te Whare Tikanga Māori). Please note
that the six governance regions remain the same as in 2020 and differ from the five current operational regions.

TWTNoA-PA clause 5.6 indicates Representatives to General Meetings (and including Tāngata Tiriti House and Te Whare Tikanga Māori) will be determined by an election process according to each house’s protocols that have regard to geographical and other representational principles.

As good governors there is an expectation that delegates meet the same expectations as Trustees which can be found in our constitution clause 11.7.2. Specifically being employed by Playcentre Aotearoa for less than 520 hours annually.

As no remits, life nominations or other business have been received, papers for 10.10.11, 10.10.12 & 10.10.13 are not provided.

Click here to view the 2021 Annual General Meeting booklet.

Please note to access several of the weblinks provided in the booklet, members will need to log in the Governance section of the Playcentre Aotearoa website.

Click here to view the AGM timeline.


Nā mātou noa, nā,

Avis Stewart, Michelle Hutton, Tiso Ross, Char Martin, Ranee Davies

TWTNoA-PA Trustee Board