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Te Aho Tāmaka Leaders in the Media

Fran Dibble’s ‘Happy accidents’ on display in Palmerston North

22 February 2021 – Stuff

Steve Maharey leads Pūaotanga: An independent review of primary school staffing

28 January 2021 – Scoop

Is it time for Farah Palmer to lead NZ Rugby?

23 January 2021 – Stuff

Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Vanisa Dhiru recognised in New Year honours

31 December 2020 – Stuff

Sculptor Paul Dibble’s work celebrated in new book

21 October 2020 – Stuff

Where is she now? Former Black Ferns captain Farah Palmer

24 September 2020 – Stuff

Manawatū Leaders to speak at Te Manawa in support of UN Goals

22 September 2020 – NZ Herald

Rabobank Best of The Country – Jamie Mackay interview with Steve Maharey

01 August 2020 – NZ Herald

Women of Influence Awards return with virtual live programme

17 June 2020 – Mirage News

Commonwealth Bank has appointed former Spark NZ CEO and managing director Simon Moutter to their board

15 June 2020 – Industry Moves

Will To Win – Dr Farah Palmer on why netball was her first love

13 June 2020 – NZ Herald

With Simon Moutter on board, NZ software company buys US rival

12 June 2020 – NZ Herald

Business leaders share advice on navigating post-coronavirus economy

26 May 2020 – Stuff

Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Hon. Steve Maharey to Chair UCOL Board

18 March 2020 – Stuff

Linda Jenkinson among outstanding UCOL Alumni to be recognised at graduation

10 March 2020 – Scoop

Manawatū’s strong women lead debate on gender inequality

27 February 2020 – Stuff

Local Focus: Global Entrepeneur giving back to Manawatū

18 December 2018 – NZ Herald

The story behind Manawatū’s growing list of legends

17 December 2018 – Stuff

Vanisa Dhiru and Farah Palmer to talk on International Women’s Day

26 February 0021 – Manawatu Guardian

Provincial accountant to global finance leader – A Q&A with Robin Stalker

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Former Adidas Chief Finance Officer and Te Aho Tāmaka leader Robin Stalker knows first-hand the career advantages of starting out in a provincial town. Robin grew up in Palmerston North,…

From the rugby pitch to the boardroom – Q&A with Dr David Kirk

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As a former All Black Captain, Rhodes Scholar and highly successful business leader, Te Aho Tāmaka Leader David Kirk has lived a varied and accomplished life. David led the All…

Manawatū Women Leaders Pave the Way

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Three powerful Manawatū women leaders will join forces at UCOL Manawatū on International Women’s Day, 8 March, to kōrero on what an equal future looks like - the United Nations’…

From business to social good and everything in between – a Q&A with Linda Jenkinson.

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It would be a major understatement to say that Te Aho Tāmaka leader Linda Jenkinson is a high achiever. Linda was the first New Zealand woman to list a company…

Manawatū, a great place for business – Q&A with Gerard Gillespie

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EziBuy co-founder and Te Aho Tāmaka leader Gerard Gillespie was on to something great when he moved to Manawatū and, with co-founders Peter Gillespie and John Robinson, established the iconic…

Rugby Great joins Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders

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Rugby legend David Kirk has been welcomed into Te Aho Tāmaka at an official ceremony at the Rugby and Sport Institute on Friday evening. Kirk, who famously led the All…

Manawatū Leaders support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Four of Manawatū’s highest achievers will be guiding kōrero at an upcoming celebration of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) co-hosted by Palmerston North City Council (PNCC), Massey…

Goals for a sustainable future – Q&A with Sir David Moxon

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While working in Rome as Director of the Anglican Centre, Te Aho Tāmaka leader Sir David Moxon also worked with a group that linked to the the United Nations around…

From school prefect to President of the International Ombudsman Institute – Q&A with Sir Brian Elwood

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"In some ways, looking back, my life had an unconscious element of planning but it wasn’t a case of one step leading to another, I could not have anticipated the…

From Corner Shop to Commissioner – Q&A with Vanisa Dhiru

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Desperately needed a bottle of milk during lockdown? Maybe you were on the hunt for some overlooked baking powder? Whatever it was, the local dairy was there for you. These…

Global Leaders Give Virtual Support to Manawatū

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Global Entrepreneur Linda Jenkinson and former Black Ferns Captain, Dr Farah Palmer recently presented in an inspiring new webinar series to support Manawatū businesses. The webinars, which are free to…

Māori Business Network celebrates Leader

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This week Te Au Pakihi Māori Business Network along with the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) hosted an engaging and inspiring breakfast hui Massey University. The hui included presentations by…

Celebrating Manawatū Women Leaders

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and Palmerston North Women’s Refuge are thrilled to be hosting an exciting event that brings together three inspirational Te Aho Tāmaka leaders. The event,…

New Te Aho Tāmaka Leaders Celebrated

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is thrilled to announce the 2019 Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders. This year's leaders add a new ranger of expertise to the programme. "We're…

Manawatū’s Greatest Achievers to be involved in Te Aho Tāmaka

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is proud to announce the launch of Te Aho Tāmaka, a regional growth initiative for Manawatū. Te Aho Tāmaka acknowledges and celebrates Manawatū’s most illustrious leaders…

Our Te Aho Tāmaka Leaders are recognised for making a difference, both nationally and globally. Join us as we hear from these accomplished individuals through this inspirational webinar series; their reflections, thoughts and advice for making the most of these changing times.

Webinar One: Rising from the ashes with Linda Jenkinson

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In the first of our Embracing Change Webinars, hear from global entrepreneur and Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Linda Jenkinson for inspiration in this time of recovery.Linda shares her journey including…

Webinar Two: The role of Māori Culture and Knowledge in Organisational Change with Dr Farah Palmer

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In the second of our Embracing Change Webinars, hear from former captain of the Black Ferns and esteemed academic, Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Dr Farah Palmer as she reflects on…

Webinar Three: Responsible Capitalism and Decision Making Post COVID-19 with Robin Stalker

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In the third of our Embracing Change Webinars, hear from former Group CFO of Adidas, Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Robin Stalker as he inspires business to consider the impacts of…

Webinar Four: Where to next for Manawatū? with Hon. Steve Maharey

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In the fourth of our Embracing Change Webinars, Hon. Steve Maharey joins CEDA CEO Linda Stewart to discuss ‘Where to next for Manawatū?’. CEDA has been working closely with councils…

Webinar Five: Reflecting on what we’ve learnt with Simon Moutter

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In the fifth of our Embracing Change Webinars, join Simon Moutter as he reflects on the impact of COVID-19 as an opportunity to transform and grow by using what we…

Webinar Six: Youth Future – Making the most of opportunities post-COVID

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In the sixth of our Embracing Change Webinars, join Vanisa Dhiru in kōrero with IPU Alumni and Young Chamber Chair Juliana Chang as they discuss what the future could hold…

Webinar Seven: Lockdown, mental health and post COVID-19 wellbeing with Sir David Moxon

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In the seventh of our Embracing Change Webinars, join Sir David Moxon as he reflects on lockdown and the associated mental health issues many now face. How can you help…

Leader Video – Simon Moutter

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Former Spark CEO, Simon Moutter is one of New Zealand’s most successful change-makers. His innovation and leadership was pivotal in the reinvention of Telecom to Spark, to better reflect the…

Leader Video – Paul & Fran Dibble

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Paul and Fran Dibble have put Manawatū on the map for their combined artistic achievements. Paul is internationally recognised for his work in bronze, including his 2006 installation of Southern…

Leader Video – Sir David Moxon

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Born and educated in Palmerston North city, Sir David Moxon credits growing up in Manawatū with allowing him to reach his full potential and is an avid advocate for the…

Leader Video – Dr David Kirk

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Dr David Kirk famously led the All Blacks to the first World Cup victory in 1987. David went on to become a doctor, a Rhodes Scholar and a highly successful…

Leader Video – Linda Jenkinson

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Growing up on farm in the Manawatū, Linda Jenkinson studied at Massey University before taking on the world. She is now one of New Zealand’s most successful business women –…

Leader Video – Hon. Steve Maharey

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Former Senior Cabinet Minister, Vice Chancellor of Massey University, Palmerston North City Councillor and academic, Hon. Steve Maharey has a true passion for Manawatū and firmly believes in the region and all that…

Leader Video – Dr Farah Palmer

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As the former captain of the Black Ferns, Farah Palmer moved to Manawatū in 2006 and Palmerston North became her kainga, home, and the place she chose to bring up…

Leader Video – Vanisa Dhiru

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Palmerston North born Indian Vanisa Dhiru is a champion for equity issues, working for change in human rights. She holds commissioner roles with the NZ National Commission of UNESCO and…