As chair of the Te Karaka Foundation, I am delighted to share with those who are directly and indirectly involved with the Foundation, that our new Chief Executive, Josh Hickford, is now a semi-finalist as a Kiwibank local hero.
From working with Josh, I can assure you he has a lot of empathy for the community and is looking forward to the opportunity with the Foundation to make a long-lasting impact in our Taranaki community.
I know you have not heard a lot from us lately, but please be assured that we are re-positioning the Foundation to succeed in our community, providing ongoing support for various charities and causes that are identified. Our goals are there to establish a permanent significant legacy for those to enjoy in the short and the long term. I know Josh will be keen to become more active in the community as we refocus on our goals.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Foundation. We all look forward to working closely with you.