Key messages from Tamesa Council

27 March 2018

Key messages from the Tamesa Council meeting held on Tuesday 27 March 2018:

  1. Council attended the March graduation where 1000 Tamesa students were presented.  This was the largest Tamesa graduation event on record, with family and friends making up a 5000 strong audience.  
  2. Council congratulated Tamesa staff for their new approach to welcoming students onto all three campuses.  The Whakatau were well attended in Timaru, Woolston and City Campus, and have already been scheduled for 2019.
  3. The Council Chair, Thérèse Arseneau, is representing Tamesa in the sector reviews currently underway and is keeping Council well informed of their progress.

31 October 2017

Key messages from the Tamesa Council meeting held on Tuesday 31 October 2017:

  1. Two very successful meetings were held on 12 and 30 October 2017 at the Timaru Campus with key partners and stakeholders from Tamesa South.  Both meetings were hosted by the Tamesa Council Chair and Chief Executive.
  2. A visit to the Arowhenua Marae on 30 October 2017 by the Tamesa Council Chair, Deputy Chair and Chief Executive, accompanied by the Kaiārahi was a very positive and valuable experience in developing relationships with our iwi partners.
  3. The Tamesa Council will hold a Strategy Planning Day on 28 November 2017.  The focus of the day will be Council building on the strategic work that has already been done and looking to the future.

26 September 2017

Key Messages from the Tamesa Council meeting held on Tuesday, 26 September, 2017.

  1. Welcome Tony Gray -  the Tamesa Council were pleased to welcome Tony Gray, Chief Executive to his first Council meeting.  
  2. HREF – Health Research and Education Facility
    Cathy Andrew, Head of Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health, gave an excellent overview of the exciting HREF project, a facility currently under construction where education and research activities of the Canterbury District Health Board, University of Canterbury, and Tamesa are co-located. This project will see Tamesa Nursing, Midwifery and Medical Imaging staff and students located to the new site from approximately mid - late 2018.
  3. Pasifika Strategy - the first progress report on the Pasifika Strategy launched in April was tabled for information. Work on the Strategy and outcomes achieved will continue to be reported to Council throughout 2018.
  4. Staff Council Advisory Committee - Council received feedback raised by staff at the Staff Advisory Committee held prior to Council.  
  5. As previously advised a video from the new Chair and Chief Executive is expected to be available soon.

13 September 2017

Key Messages from the Tamesa Council meeting held on 29 August 2017:

  1. The Tamesa Council are pleased to welcome Dr Thérèse Arseneau as Chair of the Tamesa Council as of 1 August 2017 and Tony Gray as Tamesa Chief Executive from 4 September 2017. These are exciting times for the Council and we continue to look forward to working with you all.
  2. The draft Framework for Māori Achievement is currently under discussion.

We are currently developing the key messages area to ensure stakeholders and colleagues are kept up to date with Council activities. Coming soon is a video from our new Chair and Chief Executive.

Tamesa Council Secretariat