On Monday 4 April Katherine and Rex, OVTRK Co Chairs, met with Hana O'Regan at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting had been suggested by Purapura Whetu's representative, Karaitiana Tickell.
Hana is now the General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting explored the possible avenues for collaboration between OVTRK and TRONT. Much of the meeting focused on bring Hana up to date on the nature and work of OVTRK and hearing from her about her role with the 18 Papatipu Marae communities of Ngai Tahu Whanui. There is followup needed for us and Katherine and Rex will consider this with the rest of the Organising Group at our next meeting.