New governance structure set in place for Hato Petera hostels

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A new governance structure for the hostel of Hato Petera College, in Auckland was confirmed last Sunday at the inaugural general meeting of Hato Petera Society Incorporated.

Executive members of the registered society who were elected were:
Chairperson: Dr Sir Noble (Toby) Curtis.
Deputy-chairperson: Frank Solomon.
Secretary: Norman McKenzie.
Treasurer: Janice Smith.
Kaumatua and Kuia: Joseph Edwards and Naida Glavish
Rangatahi representative: Wiremu Smith.

Sir Toby commented: “We are grateful for the assistance we have received from the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and his diocesan officials, as well as from officials of the Ministry of Education in the establishment of this new governance structure for the non-integrated sections of Hato Petera Marae, and we hope that we can now work toward securing the future of this College which has served our people well since its foundation in 1928.”

In response to this development the spokesperson for the Auckland diocese, Lyndsay Freer said “the diocese has undertaken wide consultation about the future of Hato Petera College in recent weeks.”

“This process is still ongoing, and until it is completed it is not appropriate for us to make further comment.”

Relationship between the Society and Hato Petera Limited

The rules for the Hato Petera Society Incorporated state that membership shall be drawn from Te Whanau o Hato Petera.

The main criteria for membership are the principles of Catholic and Maori education. All members are required to complete the membership form and pay the annual fee of $50.00.

Under the new structure, the incorporated society is the holder of the single share in charitable company called Hato Petera Limited.

The company holds the licence to operate the school’s hostels.

Both the society and the company are registered under the relevant legislation.

The income and property of the company can be used only for the activities of the company or by a way of dividend gift or such other means as the board may consider appropriate to Hato Petera Society Incorporated for the charitable apostolic and religious activities of the incorporated society within New Zealand.

The Hato Petera Society Incorporated executive is empowered to appoint up to 4 directors of the company. The appointment is for a fixed term of three years.

The Incorporated Society also appoints the chair and the deputy chair of the company’s board.



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