Me poho kererū mātou ka tika, ki tō tātou hoa, whanaunga, hoamahi, rangatira tonu a Anahera Morehu (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kahu). Kua riro i a ia te tūranga Poumanaaki o Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga. Kei whea mai nei! Te Rōpū Whakahau celebrates the appointment of Anahera Morehu to the position of Poumanaaki (Chief Archivist) at Archives New Zealand.
As an association who advocates for Māori succeeding as Kaitiaki, the appointment signals maturity within the sector, and an operational readiness to deliver on our shared aspirations for ngā taonga i tuku iho. “The role brings an opportunity to mana-a-kī or to enhance and acknowledge the taonga housed within our facilities,” says Anahera. Anahera will be ensuring compliance with the Public Records Act and is the steward of the public record. This includes work supporting iwi, hapū and whānau to preserve their taonga on the ground, including on marae. “The kaupapa drives me to meet these aspirations while providing opportunities for future generations, knowing they also have a role in Archives and whare taonga.”
Over the next few years, Anahera will be crucial within the regulated sector, moving the approach away from reporting to also include communication, education, and training. “The Chief Archivist role is pivotal as we look to build stronger partnerships with communities across the country to care for and provide access to the nation’s memory,” says Te Tari Taiwhenua Deputy Chief Executive Hoani Lambert. Anahera has been in the seconded role as Poumanaaki for the past nine months, providing system stewardship and effectivley working towards change, improving access and understanding of Archives.
Papaki kau ana ngā tai o mihi, o whakamānawa e pari nui ana ki a koe e te tuakana. Nō rēria e te taniwha hikuroa a Anahera, waiho i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa. Tēnā tātou katoa