Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao is looking for one or more new trustees. If you’d like to be at the heart of what we do and help shape the direction of the organisation, or know someone who would, here is a prime opportunity. It is a voluntary position requiring a commitment of at least 5 hours per month. The board typically meets monthly.
Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao is a Charitable Trust which was formed in early 2020. It grew from Predator Free Inner West, a collective of groups in the region west of Auckland’s CBD out to Pt Chevalier and Waterview, then south to Sandringham and Balmoral including Mt Albert and Mt Eden. All groups are focused on improving native biodiversity, many thought trapping but also weeding, planting and advocacy for our awa. It now has two part time contractors, Paul Whitfield and Phil Simpson.
Our current trustees have a range of backgrounds. Check them out here.
- Stefan Rüegg– Chair
- Rachel Fanshawe – Treasurer
- Siân Buley
- Dr Stephen Knight-Lenihan
Stephen is stepping down from the board towards the end of the year and Rachel is retiring from her role as Treasurer.
The Trust Board welcomes all interested applicants, but is particularly open to:
- applicants with accounting skills . Yes, we’d like a new treasurer
- applicants with links to local iwi
- other applicants who would increase our cultural diversity
- younger applicants who would widen our age diversity
If you are interested, please contact Paul by email or on 021 150 8284, preferably by the end of October 2021.