Farewell to retiring Trustees

A heartfelt and sad farewell was given to three retiring Trustees at a lunch at Riccarton House on Friday the 19th June. Garry Moore, Claudia Reid and Nuk Korako were founding Trustees of the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and their work in setting it up and overseeing its development for its first five years was significant. Garry Moore has been the Chair since the Trust’s inception and his friendship with the Late Rod Donald provided the impetus for the Trust’s name. With Garry Moore at the helm the Trust has been run in a friendly, open and respectful way and his contribution will be greatly missed. Claudia Reid, a previous Banks Peninsula Councilor, contributed comprehensive local knowledge and was able to provide the historical context of proposed projects and issues. Nuk Korako brought a much-needed tangata whenua perspective to the Trust and his personal links to Banks Peninsula rūnanga have provided a solid platform on which the relationship between the rūnanga and the Trust will be built. The Trust thanks Garry Moore, Claudia Reid and Nuk Korako profusely for their work in getting it launched, established and nurtured through its first few years. The Trust wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

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Outgoing and incoming Trustees: Nuk Korako, Suky Thompson (manager), Brian Patrick, Debbie Tikao, Bob Webster, Claudia Reid, Cynthia Roberts, Garry Moore, Stuart Wright-Stow (absent: Stewart Miller and Chrissie Williams)