Matariki whetu ki te Rangi
Tāngata ora ki te Whenua
Pleiades stars in the Sky
People well-being on Earth
Tēnā koutou katoa, warm Pacific greetings to you all.
Matariki is a time to celebrate our whānau, their aspirations, and our actions for the future. It’s a time to take stock and start actions that will benefit our future work and the prosperity of ourselves and our family.
Our previous Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae said of Aotearoa NZ at Matariki: “As a strong and connected nation of remarkably innovative, positive and passionate people, our strength lies in sharing our knowledge, celebrating our individual and collective achievements, and supporting each other in both the good times and the sad times.”
We congratulate another group of MPTT trainees who have completed their courses and are now moving into work. They will benefit from continued support from our navigators and industry training organisations, whose task is now to help our MPTT whānau get into the workforce and secure good employer relations. A new group of trainees will start their courses soon and the MPTT cycle of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga (support and advice) programmes and workshops will start again.
Kia kaha to all who have completed their MPTT programmes and best of luck for the next part of your life journey.
Happy Matariki, Mā te wā, mauri ora.
Sam Sefuiva, Shelley Riley and the MPTT Aukilani team