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National Māori Housing Council Te Kaunihera Puāwaitanga - Members & Trustees

National Māori Housing Council Te Kaunihera Puāwaitanga - Members & Trustees


Te Matapihi Trust (Up to 27 positions)

Closing Date : 31 Oct 2017

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - TE MATAPIHI GOVERNANCE ROLES

Te Matapihi He Tirohanga Mō Te Iwi Trust is seeking champions of Māori housing outcomes to take up new governance roles within our organisation.

Te Matapihi is an independent voice for the Māori housing sector. Our vision is an Aotearoa where Māori are living in healthy, appropriate, and secure housing of their own choosing. Our mission is to support the growth and development of the Māori housing sector, and to promote improved housing outcomes for Māori.

Having been in operation since 2011, Te Matapihi recently underwent a governance review to ensure we remain effective in supporting Māori housing aspirations. The key recommendations of this review were:

  • The establishment of a National Māori Housing Council – Te Kaunihera Puāwaitanga - the council will be comprised of regionally based representation. As well as providing a forum for discussion of regional Māori housing issues, the council will lead the development of a national Māori housing strategy by the sector, and monitor the Te Matapihi Executive Board’s activities towards implementation of that strategy.

  • The appointment of new trustees to the Te Matapihi Executive Board – the current composition of regionally representative trustees will be replaced with a trusteeship whose skills and expertise are closely aligned to the strategic priorities of the Māori housing sector. New trustees will be appointed by the National Māori Housing Council.

Therefore, we are seeking expressions of interests from individuals active in the pursuit of Māori housing outcomes to take up governance roles, either as inaugural members of the National Māori Housing Council, or as new trustees of the Te Matapihi Executive Board.

If you or someone you know is interested in leading a national organisation committed to improving housing outcomes for Māori, we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the available governance roles, please complete the attached form and submit it, along with a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience to whakamohio@tematapihi.org.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 31 October.

Te Matapihi aim to make all appointments by 22 December, and we will inform all of our stakeholders of the results.

For further information about this process, please contact:

Wayne Knox

Lead Advisor Policy and Engagement
Mobile: 021 911 244

Email:
wayne@tematapihi.org.nz

For more information about Te Matapihi, please visit our website:
www.tematapihi.org.nz.

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tēnā koutou, kia ora rawa atu tātou katoa.

Naku iti nei nā,

Rau Hoskins
Chairperson

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TE MATAPIHI GOVERNANCE ROLES EXPRESSION OF INTEREST- INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Introduction

Te Matapihi he tirohanga mō te Iwi Trust was established in 2011 to advocate for Māori housing interests at a National level. We operate as an independent voice for the Māori housing sector, assisting in Māori housing policy development at both central and local government levels, supporting the growth of the sector through existing and emerging regional forums, and providing a platform for sharing high quality resources and information.

We support improved housing outcomes for our people by:

  • Whakatipu - Developing the regional organisational infrastructure and financial 
products required to grow the Māori housing sector. 

  • Whānau Tautoko - Assisting whānau to improve their housing situations and realise 
their long-term housing aspirations by providing direct advocacy, referrals, and high- 
quality advice and resources. 

  • Māngai - Assisting decision-makers to develop better Māori housing policy, and 
working with researchers to ensure that research is appropriately targeted in 
support of Māori communities. 

  • Tūhono - Identifying opportunities for collaboration between government agencies 
and non-government organisations. 

  • Āwhina - Building the capability and capacity of existing Māori housing providers and 
Māori organisations with housing aspirations. 


Following our recent governance review, we are seeking expressions of interest for governance roles within our organisation, on both our newly established National Māori Housing Council – Te Kaunihera Puāwaitanga, and the Te Matapihi Executive Board. These roles are described further below. 


General information
The term of all appointments is for three years, and incumbents will be eligible for re- appointment. 

All governance positions will be remunerated by way of a meeting fee. 

Meetings will generally be held in Auckland, though may move to different regions from time to time. All travel expenses will be met by Te Matapihi, if not already covered by the member’s parent organisation/ employer. Meetings of both the National Māori Housing Council and the Te Matapihi Executive Board will be held up to every two months, or as required. 


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National Māori Housing Council – Te Kaunihera Puāwaitanga

About the role
The purpose of the National Māori Housing Council (the council) is to:

  • Enable regional representatives to discuss Māori housing issues and interests of 
significance to their rohe. 

  • Lead the maintenance and ongoing development of a National Māori Housing 
Strategy by the Māori housing sector. 

  • Monitor the Te Matapihi Executive Board’s activities toward implementation of that 
strategy. 

  • Appoint trustees to the Te Matapihi Executive Board. 


The council will be appointed by the current Te Matapihi trust board. It will be made up of up to twenty representatives from the following regions1: 


    Tai Tokerau 


    • Tāmaki

    Tainu

    Mātaatua 


    Te Arawa

    Tai Rāwhiti

    Tākitimu 


    Taranaki


    Whanganui

    Manawatū

    Te Upoko o Te Ika

    Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka

    Te Wai Pounamu

 

 

It is our intention that the council will also be broadly representative of the Māori housing sector.

Ideal applicants

We are inviting individuals involved in regionally based housing sector activities and related social services to express their interest in becoming inaugural members of the council. Applicants for membership of the council will ideally have knowledge of and networks within the Māori housing sector, iwi and hapū in their region, and be actively involved in Māori housing initiatives. They will also have experience in leadership and governance in a Māori development context.

Although council members will be appointed with a view to their offering a regional perspective, they will not be required by Te Matapihi to be accountable to any regionally based organisation or forum. Furthermore, council members will be encouraged to gauge and offer a broad perspective on Māori housing issues relevant to their regions, rather than offering a solely iwi, hapū or organisation based view.

A copy of the draft terms of reference for the council is available upon request.

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Te Matapihi Executive Board
About the role

The Te Matapihi Executive Board (the board) is the overarching governance entity for Te Matapihi, and is responsible for managing the affairs and exercising the powers of Te Matapihi as per its trust deed, with a view to achieving the objectives set out in the introduction above.

The board is also responsible for hosting a biennial national Māori housing conference as a forum for stakeholders within the Māori housing sector to collaborate, share and discuss matters of importance to Māori housing.

The current board is comprised of trustees who have been appointed on a regional representation basis. However, from this point forward the National Māori Housing Council will provide a regional voice, and the board will be made up of trustees appointed on the basis of their relevant skills, expertise and experience. There will be up to seven trustees, with one of these places being reserved for kaumātua.

Ideal applicants

The Te Matapihi Executive Board will be a high performing, highly skilled board. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with experience in fields relating to the vision, mission and objectives of Te Matapihi.

Ideal applicants will have skills and experience in the following areas:
 

Māori housing sector

Knowledge and understanding of the Māori housing sector and its challenges.

National strategy

Knowledge and experience relating to the key directions identified in the government’s national Māori housing strategy - He Whare Āhuru, He Oranga Tangata, which are to:

       Ensure the most vulnerable Māori have secure tenure, and access to safe, quality housing with integrated support services. 


       Improve the quality of housing for Māori communities. 


       Support Māori and their whānau to transition to preferred 
housing. 


       Increase the amount of social housing provided by Māori 
organisations. 


       Increase housing on Māori owned land. 


       Increase large-scale housing developments involving Māori 
organisations.

Community and stakeholder engagement

High level reputation and networks in the Māori housing sector including with Māori housing organisations, government officials, NGOs and others, and the ability to effectively engage and communicate with those stakeholders.

Maori land

Understanding and knowledge of legislation and policy relating to Māori land use planning and housing on Māori land.

Te reo me ōna tikanga

Understanding and knowledge of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori.

Strategic planning

Ability to: think strategically and identify and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats; develop effective strategies in the context of the strategic objectives of Te Matapihi and relevant national policies and priorities.

Professional experience

Qualifications and experience in any of the following areas: financial management, Māori land law, the building industry, research, public policy and policy development, planning within local government or iwi/hapū, marketing and communications.

Executive management

Experience at an executive level, including the ability to: appoint and evaluate the performance of the CEO and senior executive managers; oversee strategic human resource management including workforce planning, and employee and industrial relations; oversee large scale organisational change.

Commercial experience

A broad range of commercial/business experience.

A copy of the Te Matapihi trust deed is available upon request.

Application and appointment process

To apply for the available governance roles, please complete the form below and submit it, along with a brief CV outlining your relevant skills and experience to
whakamohio@tematapihi.org.nz by 5pm on Tuesday 31 October.

National Māori Housing Council members will be appointed by a sub-committee of the current Te Matapihi board by Friday 17 November.

The council will have its inaugural meeting by the end of November and establish a Trustees Appointment Panel sub-committee. The Trustees Appointment Panel will then appoint the new Te Matapihi Executive Board by Friday 22 December.

For further information

For further information about this process, please contact:

Wayne Knox

Lead Advisor – Policy and Engagement
Email:
wayne@tematapihi.org.nz

For more information about Te Matapihi, visit our website:
www.tematapihi.org.nz.





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