Kaitiakitanga

Governance

Ko te kaitiaki o Te Pūkenga ko tōna Kaunihera, ā, ko te kaitiaki o ngā whakahaere āpiti 16 ko ō reira Poari Kaiārahi.

Te Pukenga Council members standing outside a building

Te Pūkenga is governed by a Council and our 17 subsidiaries are governed by Boards of Directors. A representative of our interim Staff and Learner Advisory Committees and Komiti Māori also sits on Council. Heath Sawyer, Jordan Gush and Dr Teorongonui Josie Keelan are the current representatives.

Together with Te Pūkenga, they must give effect to our Charter set out in the Education Act.

Te Pūkenga Council

Te Pūkenga is governed by a Council who is accountable to the Minister of Education. Its members are appointed in accordance with the Education Act.

Murray Strong

Chair
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Kim Ngārimu

Deputy Chair
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Tania Hodges

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Kathy Grant

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John Brockies

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Maryann Geddes

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Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

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Sam Huggard

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Dr Teorongonui Josie Keelan Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe

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Heath Sawyer

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Jordan Gush

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Council meeting dates

Our Council meets every month. Members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings. If you would like to attend, please email the Council Secretariat for login details.

2022 Meetings

The following dates have been set down for the 2022 meetings. The time and venue will be updated at least two weeks prior to each meeting.

Date Location Agenda Minutes
3 February Online Agenda Minutes
15 March Online Agenda Minutes 
5 April Online Agenda for Extraordinary Council meeting  
27 April Hamilton Agenda Minutes 
9 May Online Agenda for Extraordinary Council meeting  
8 June Christchurch Agenda Minutes 
6 July Online Agenda  
19 July Hamilton Agenda Minutes
8 August Online Agenda for Extraordinary Council meeting Minutes
19 August Online Agenda  
29 August Online Agenda  
23 September Online Agenda  
11 October Dunedin    
22 November Hamilton    

Previous Meetings

View previous Council meeting information here.

Te Pūkenga Council is accountable to the Minister of Education. Its members are appointed in accordance with the Education Act.

Meet our leadership

Meet our leadership

The executive leadership team guide our mahi to realise the vision of Te Pūkenga.