The Press - Stuff
Te Runanga o Tribe chairman Mark Solomon said he was reluctant to accept Goodall's resignation as he had ''completed an enormous body of work ... over the past four years''. 'Anake has accomplished the major outcomes that he set out to achieve when he took on the role of CEO, that of consolidating the iwi organisation and delivering dynamic outcomes for the benefit of tribal members. ''He will be difficult to replace.''Te Runanga o Tribe - classic LOL
Goodall said he was leaving with a great sense of achievement. ''My job was to unify the Te Runanga Group and build the infrastructure that would enable Te Runanga, as our leadership, to have high expectations of the tribal organisation,'' he said. ''It was also my role to embed Ngai Tahu values, voices and faces across the wider portfolio of our work. After four years, I am confident that the foundations I intended to build, have been built.''I would have liked a more positive strategy for employing iwi members and a better approach to farewelling iwi members that have contributed via their mahi. There are existing Ngāi Tahu in senior roles within the office at the moment but i cannot say that I can see any of them able to step up to the role. That could be an outdated view because I contracted to the Office at the same time as Anake came in and left a year or so after that. But one thing is for sure the role MUST be filled by a member of Ngāi Tahu whanui - there can be no compromises on that.
Footnote - There is a list of Anake's many achievements here and this acknowledgement from our Kaiwhakahaere is good too.
I wish to publicly acknowledge the fact that Anake has dedicated some 25 years of his professional career to our tribal development. He began his journey with us in 1987 as we presented Te Kerēme (the claim) to the Waitangi Tribunal and then, as Claims Manager, was a key member of the team that drove and then delivered the Ngāi Tahu Settlement. Upon taking up the role of CEO, he has worked tirelessly to consolidate our tribal institutions to be ready for the next stage of our intergenerational journey. Thank you Anake.