Kia ora tatou
Happy New Year from the Interpretation Network committee.
We all took a bit of a break after the very successful hui last year at TeMahurehure marae in Tamaki Makaurau. We now have a new committee, outlined below as well as a new executive officer, Sonny Whitelaw.
We are excited that one of our committee members, Wiebke Finkler, will be running video training workshops in Auckland (May) and Christchurch (April). We were all inspired after hearing her give a taste of the training at our hui in Dunedin 2018. Her interpretive style of video is perfectly suited to our mahi. Our spring hui will be in Queenstown, September 17-18th. Little did we know that the government would call an election for September 19th, but you will all be home in time to vote. We will also offer one of our popular guide training workshops the day before the Queenstown hui.
So get your calendars out and start those conversations with your managers (or yourself if self-employed). With over 95% satisfaction in our hui, conferences and workshops you can be sure of value in an Interpretation Network event.
Our new committee members are:
- Kuruho Wereta Auckland Council (Parks)
- Micheline Newton Auckland Council (Botanic Gardens)
- Maree Saunders (Director, Dargaville Museum)
- Sarah Amazannia Christchurch City Council (Arts)
Teresa Fogarty and Lara Simmons have taken over from long-standing outgoing treasurer Sue Hill and secretary Nina Mercer respectively. Thanks, Sue and Nina for all your work and Teresa and Lara for stepping up.
I remain chairperson for my final year …
Arohanui and I wish us all a great year sharing our stories of Aotearoa.