WEGC – 2019.

This is a summation of the continuing work achieved by the Waitaha Grandmothers Executive Grandmothers Council. In no way does it cover the consistent and extensive hours of work.

  • 18th-19th February International Womens Peace Group, Summit Peace Meeting. Jane Ruka awarded as a Peace Ambassador in New Zealand.
  • 8 March. United Nations Women NZ, fundraiser with Disney & Event Cinemas.
  • 12th February. International Caucus for Women. Advised on efforts of improvement for Sustainable Development Goals. Stage 5: – Equal pay. All State sectors have improved appointments to boards fo women to 45.7%. – Maori and Pacifica women still rank as lowest paid. -Family and sexual violence against women. Set up of a joint venture across Govt. departments to insure quicker response. -Creation of Undersecretary to Minister of Justice. Maori component “Te Ropu” to formulate a National Strategy Plan.
  • 23rd February Kaumatua Kuia Hui Hokianga.
  • 27th February. Letter to Jacinda Ardern regarding Declaration of Peace for IWPG.
  • 28th February. Auckland City Council. Waitakere Regional Parks, closure of recreational areas & rahui placement due to Kauri Dieback.
  • 11th March. Te Tai Tokerau Maori District Council Meeting. Ministry of Health: A framework of Equity of Health Care and its local delivery.
  • 15th March. Strike for Climate Change.
  • 16th March. International Womens Peace Group, Samoan Embassy 3rd Annual Commermoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.
  • 23rd March. Meeting of Board UNW Aotearoa.
  • 27 April. Ngapuhi Hui.
  • 5 May. Ngati Whatua Runanga Hui.
  • 14 May. International Caucus of Women NGO meeting. CEDAW monitoring, agreed conclusions of CSW63, support for ethnic & muslim women, digital harm regulation.
  • 18 May. Kuia Kaumatua meeting Hokianga.
  • 29 May – ongoing. Grace & Homeless of Henderson. WEGC to assist with Charitable Status, transport to pick up food & finding a location to cook meals.
  • June: Hui & Meetings for the homeless. UN Womens Board meeting. Womens Empowerment Hui.
  • 13 July. Oranga Tamariki Hui.
  • 23 July. Westcoast South Island re West Coast Milk Products & planned Pipeline.
  • 29 July. Judicial conference UPOV91, PVA2522.
  • 31 July. Minister Kelvin Davis regarding homeless.
  • 4 August. PVA Hui.
  • 5 August. MBIE, PVA review Treaty complience.
  • 7 August. Te Rito SGM Manukau. Oranga Tamariki appointment Regional Manager Ken Allen.
  • 8 August MFAT hui.
  • 13 August International Womens Caucus. Pacific Watch.
  • 19 August. Oranga Tamariki Maori Equity.
  • 20 August. UNW film preview Girls in the Sun.
  • 29 August. Waitaha Electrodam Declines.
  • 1 September. Silna Lands of Te Waipounamu.
  • 7 September. IWPG as Ambassador Jane Ruka spoke on the topic of the Declaration of Peace and the Cessation of War .
  • 29 September Regenesis representatives of Auckland attend the 5th conference of Common Earth – Commonwealth Secretariat. Jane Ruka attends as Kuia.
  • 3 October Regenesis Workshop led by Ben Haggard.
  • 4 October presentation of regenerative projects made to the Commonwealth.
  • 11 October. Oranga Tamariki meeting.
  • 17 October. Official resignation from the UN Women NZ board. WEGC remain as advisors & supporters.
  • 20 November. Indigenous Working Group teleconference with Jane Ruka.
  • 6 December. Submission reading Native Plants.
  • 8 December. Ngapuhi Runanga Hui.
  • 25 December. continued work with Grace and the homeless. Dinner.