Taking up the mantel as the new president of LIANZA from July 1 is Kim Taunga, Head of Community Delivery South at Auckland Council. From Kūki 'Āirani (the Cook Islands) Kim will be LIANZA’s first Pasifika president. A ceremony took place on 30 June to welcome Kim Taunga and new President-elect Richard Misilei at Auckland’s newest community facility, Te Paataka Koorero o Takaanini – Taakanini Community Hub, which opened in late March.
Read the press release announcing the new team here.
Three regional councillor roles for LIANZA Te Whakakitenga aa Kaimai, LIANZA Ikaroa and LIANZA Murihiku cease from June 30, 2022. We will farewell and thank Melanie Chivers and Amber Nicholson for their contribution to LIANZA at their last meeting in late June.
Current regional councillor roles for LIANZA Hikuwai, LIANZA Te Upoko te Ika a Maui, and LIANZA Aoraki continue until June 30, 2023. We are pleased to have Philip Miles, Stephnie Burton and Gail Cook continue as council members, during the transition to the new governance structure.
Richy Misilei has been LIANZA PIMN SIG co-convenor for several years and you may remember Richy in his role as the conference co-convenor at the LIANZA 2019 Conference in Manukau City.
Or perhaps you watched him deliver a convincing argument at the 2021 conference debate? Richy currently works as Connected Communities Lead and Coach (Ōtara-Papatoetoe), Auckland Council.
LIANZA is delighted to announce that the new appointed member to 2022/2023 LIANZA Council is Troy Tuhou.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Nō Ngāti Porou, nō Rongowhakaata tōku Papa
Nō Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti tōku kōka
Nō reira Nō Te Tairawhiti ahau
Greetings to you all my tribal affiliations on my fathers side are Ngāti Porou and Rongowhakaata, On my mother's side Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti therefore I am from the east coast of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.
My name is Troy Tuhou. I have worked in tertiary libraries for the last eighteen and a half years and am currently the Team Leader of the Library Community Engagement Team at AUT South Campus Library.Some of my past experiences in leadership roles and governance include:
- Kaitiaki Pūtea Te Rōpū Whakahau (Treasurer)
- Te Rōpū Whakahau representative on LIANZA Council
- Co-sponsor of the Emerging Leaders Working group
- Māori representative on the AUT branch of TIASA (Tertiary Instutions Allied Staff Association)
Neda is the LIANZA TEL SIG co-convenor and is the librarian at Auckland Institute of Studies Library and Learning Hub. Her library and information career spans more than 20 years in public, tertiary and special libraries. Neda is experienced in managing and driving projects to a successful outcome, and - in developing collaborations and relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, clients and users with different learning needs and objectives.
She is a strong advocate for the development and survival of ‘librarianship’ through her work as LIANZA TELSIG Committee Co-Convenor, a coach for the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP). Neda is also involved with IFLA as an appointed business coach specialist and several philanthropic projects here and overseas. You can find her profile on LinkedIn here.
Stephen is the Libraries Director, Hamilton City Libraries. He has 24 years of experience within the GLAM sector as a leader and mentor, promoting focused customer experiences and best practice collection management. Stephen is driven by a desire to achieve the best for libraries. He prides himself on his strategic thinking and business-focused mindset.
As Libraries Director/Te Manutaki Tuhirau at Hamilton City Libraries, he is responsible for the libraries’ strategic direction. He has been integral to adopting and activating their bicultural commitment, creating a hearts and minds campaign, developing a new model for staff induction, and “reframing our why”, achieved by first believing in and empowering the people around him.
Maa mua ka kite a muri Maa muri ka ora a mua
Those who lead give sight to those who follow
Those who follow give life to those who lead