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06
Jul 18

Announcement from Anya

It’s with great sadness that I am formally announcing that I’m moving on from Ara Taiohi.

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Kia ora 
It’s with great sadness that I am formally announcing that I’m moving on from Ara Taiohi. I’ll be leaving at the end of August, after the greatest conference of all time: Involve2018. Working on behalf of you all and our sector has been an enormous privilege and I want to acknowledge the generosity with which I have welcomed into this amazing sector, ever since I joined Ara Taiohi as Executive Officer three years ago. I’m leaving Ara Taiohi to set up a new organisation called the Prince’s Trust New Zealand, an organisation which will empower young New Zealanders to participate in the economy, and which is connected to the international Prince’s Trust network of organisations.
 
We’ve come such a long way since then, both as an organisation and as a sector. Highlights for me have been the gatherings and the collaborations - the 2015 Building Pathways Wānanga, the Starfish Hui, the PD Fest where Korowai Tupu launched. We’ve collaborated to make things happen with organisations like Praxis, Rainbow Youth, Shakti Youth, Lifehack, Youthline, Scouts, Youthtown, Red Cross, The Collaborative, the NZ Youth Mentoring Network, SYHPANZ, VOYCE Whakarongo Mai, the Ministry of Youth Development, AYLI and youth work networks across the motu, along with all of our amazing members who make a difference every day in your work with young people.

I want to acknowledge the Board of Ara Taiohi, my amazing Team, the sector leadership working group and all the people involved in the birth of Korowai Tupu o Ara Taiohi. I have loved every minute of this job and I want to thank you all for coming with us on our learning journey about how to be the best peak body we possibly can be for the best sector in the world.
And now we need your help! We’re on the search for someone to jump on the Ara Taiohi waka and take our sector to the next level. We’d love you to share this ad for the role of EO widely with your networks, consider applying or think about the superstars in the sector around you who might need a nudge from you to apply.


Ngā mini arohanui ki a koe,
Anya 

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