Kia ora from Royal Society Te Apārangi | Issue #1170

He Pānui: A Message from Royal Society Te Apārangi President, Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ

The year 2021 has been another out-of-the-ordinary year for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world more generally. For the Society, it has been a year of great change.

The end of February saw Dr Andrew Cleland FRSNZ complete his seven-year tenure as Chief Executive of the Society. Professor Dame Cindy Kiro came into the role, only to be announced as the next Governor-General of New Zealand in May. Dame Cindy is the first wahine Māori to take up this position. Dr Roger Ridley, Mātanga Rangahau Director Expert Advice and Practice stepped in as Tumu Whakarae Acting Chief Executive to lead the Society until Paul Atkins could begin the role at the end of November...

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Ngā manaakitanga and ngā mihi o te wā season’s greetings

Wishing you a wonderful break with your friends and whānau. The office of Royal Society Te Apārangi will be closed from the afternoon of Friday 23 Hakihea December until  Monday 10 Kohi-tātea January. Alert will be back in early February. Mā te wā.

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