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Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Recognised at Chamber Business Awards

23 March 2016

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Recognised at Chamber Business Awards

“Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei.”
(Pursue excellence and should you stumble let it be to a lofty mountain)

Top of the south iwi Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō was a winner at the 2016 Westpac Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards after receiving the Strategy & Marketing Award at a Gala Dinner held at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim on Friday 18 March.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō CEO, Butch Bradley said the Award was very satisfying and reflected the work of the iwi over the past 18 months to develop a communications infrastructure that met the needs of the iwi into the future.

“In accepting this award on behalf of the team I would like to pay tribute to, and acknowledge the hard work of, all those people – living and past - whose years of hard work and dedication has brought us to this point,” said Butch Bradley.
“This award is the culmination of 18 months of hard work and a determination to develop the mechanisms to, not just promote programmes to support and nurture the social, cultural and economic aspirations of our 2800 iwi members, but provide meaningful opportunities to listen to and engage with them,” said Butch Bradley.

“Our vision, is encapsulated in the statement: Kia tū pakari ai te whare o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. A strong, vibrant, and proud Iwi, which exercises and realises its rangatiratanga.”

“Our communications and engagement strategy spans new and old media, digital and paper-based mediums. It is about reaching our members wherever they may be in the world, celebrating their successes and ensuring that we are able to exercise our tino rangatiratanga in those areas of importance to us.

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