Congratulations to Kim Manahi (Ngāi Tūāhuriri), who received a silver award from Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye at a Civil Defence Emergency Management award ceremony last month (25 February) at Parliament.Kim is the daughter of John and (the late) Carol Manahi and mokopuna of Jim and Jane Manahi.

Kim was acknowledged for her outstanding initiative and commitment to helping earthquake-affected Waitaha marae – including Rehua and Ngā Hau e Whā – be better prepared for a civil defence emergency. This work was undertaken while working for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the tribe’s health and wellbeing arm, He Oranga Pounamu.

After 20 years working in Māori health, Kim is now applying her relationship building skills to the commercial sector, and is working with the Ngāi Tahu Property team. [Read more…]