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Te Matarau Role to Foster Te Waiariki Rugby

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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As the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union looks to move into their new Strategic Plan an increased emphasis has been placed on fostering the development of Māori rugby in the Bay of Plenty. The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union have welcomed Riwa Keno appointing her in the new Te Matarua role as a bilingual communication and administrator for the Te Waikariki Māori rugby and other Bay of Plenty Rugby Union activities.

Ko Ngā Papaka o Rangataua, He paruparu te kai! He Taniwha te Tangata!
Mai ngā pungarehu o Whakapaukarakia, Ko Ngāi Te Ahi, Tū tonu!

Keno with vast experience within the Māori community will provide the opportunity to build key networks within communities, fostering relationships with stakeholders through consultation around common goals to produce mutually beneficial outcomes for Te Waiariki and Bay of Plenty Rugby.

Keno committed to delivering for Te Waiariki commented, “I feel proud to be part of a Union that acknowledges there are areas for improvement and have made the commitment to improving these,” said Riwa Keno.

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union CEO Mike Rogers commented, “This is a fundamental step for the Union moving forward into our new Strategic Plan. Maori Rugby plays an important role in the overall picture of rugby in the Bay of Plenty. Riwa will be a fantastic resource for our team and the development of Māori Rugby in the Bay of Plenty. We are excited about the opportunities the Te Matarua role will create for Māori Rugby, especially with our youth, and connecting with our wider Māori community.

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