Waikato-Tainui College

Annual dinner celebrates leadership

Organisers are expecting 80 guests will attend the dinner, which remembers and reflects on the history of the raupatu and post-settlement period with this year’s dinner having a special focus on growing future leaders.
It also recognises the dedication and work of the late Sir Robert Mahuta, who was integral to the raupatu negotiations which led to the establishment of the College in the year 2000.

"This is the fourth Raupatu Memorial dinner we’ve hosted since the College’s rededication in 2010, and each year we take the opportunity to acknowledge the history of raupatu whilst celebrating the successes of Waikato-Tainui because of the forward-thinking of tribal leaders like Sir Robert,” said Academic Director, Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai.

Keynote speakers Rachel Wetere and Yvonne O’Brien are graduates of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme delivered by the College in partnership with Waikato University’s School of Management.

The pair was part of the first intake of MBA students who graduated in November last year. The Raupatu Memorial Dinner will be held at the College on January 31.