Tena koutou, as a Kaitiaki team member within the North/West region of Auckland, I am humbled and honoured to be able to represent our PSA whanau as a Runanga national delegate. I understand that this is a huge job and will try my best to meet the needs of the wider PSA whanau, for the betterment of the whanau, the mahi we do, and the people we serve within our communities. I’ll end with a whakatauaki/proverb composed by one of my relations from maniapoto. ‘kaua e mangamukahia nga korero, me matamatahia’. Don’t take the windy road like the mangamukas to get your point across, hit it straight on like the matamata flats.