Rāmere, 13 Paenga-whāwhā, 2012
Hine Flood has been appointed to Te Tairāwhiti (East Coast) Regional Leadership Group (RLG) for Whānau Ora as the local representative for the Wairoa community.
Hine joins Lois McCarthy-Robinson (chair), Owen Lloyd, Manu Caddie, Te Pare Meihana and Dr Apirana Mahuika as community members of the RLG.
RLGs provide regional strategic leadership to ensure whānau-centred initiatives contribute in positive and realistic ways to local communities.
Membership includes between three and seven community representatives who come from diverse backgrounds and have expertise and skills in health and social services as well as whānau and community development.
Hine has held several positions within the Wairoa community – particularly in the area of education – and was a relieving teacher at Wairoa College, interim manager of the Wairoa Learning Centre and the Community Activities Officer at Tairāwhiti Community College.
She is a former Community Development Officer for the Wairoa District Council and current Community Education Facilitator with Tairāwhiti REAP Kahungunu ki te Wairoa.
Hine has served on various boards including the Wairoa Drug and Alcohol Misuse Society, Wairoa Youth Services Trust, Wairoa Safer Community Council, Wairoa Primary Board of Trustees and Wairoa Age Concern.
She and her husband have raised five children and 10 mokopuna in Wairoa. Speaking on her appointment, Hine says she is humbled by the vote of confidence.
“My aspiration is to continue to support, advocate, challenge and encourage contribution and participation by our people to be a catalyst for self-choice and direction in their long-term wellbeing.”
For more information about Whānau Ora, go to http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-focus/whanau-ora/.
For more information, contact Lois McCarthy-Robinson, Chair, Tairāwhiti Regional Leadership Group, on phone 06 864 5876; mobile 021 073 1590; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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