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Ian Wood Joins Te Atatu Marae Development Group

December 18, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE (For Immediate Release)

Ian Wood Joins Group

Ian Wood has joined the Te Atatu Marae Development Group.

His appointment was confirmed at last night’s Waitakere City Council meeting.

Mr Wood lives in Te Atatu and is a former chairperson of the Te Atatu Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association. He was a strong advocate for the “People’s Park” at Te Atatu (now known as Harbourview-Orangihina Park).

Mr Wood joins Tau Henare, Mihi Te Huia, Melba Wellington, Te Warena Taua, Poata Northcroft, Maurice Young, Kelvin Martin , and Judge Jim Rota (subject to confirmation of his availability) on the development group.

The group is responsible for moving forward work on the marae project until a trust is established under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act (1993). That trust will then be responsible for building and managing the marae. The development group will appoint its own chairmperson and initial work will include looking at funding opportunities for the marae.

It will report its progress back to the Council by August of next year.


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