Media Release

Tuesday 22 October 2019

New moves for longest employee

It is the end of an era for Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, who will farewell their longest serving employee next month after nearly seven years with the iwi.

Kaimahi, Narissa Armstrong will step down as Pouāwhina for Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust on November the 8th.

General Manager Jaqui Ngawaka says “Narissa has been an enduring figure within Ngāti Tama offices throughout the years and is knowledgeable about every aspect of the Trust business. She can put her hand on any paper in this office and know the who, what, when and why”

“The Trust has grown in recent times but there was a point when Narissa has been the only employee, wearing all hats to keep things going” Ngawaka said.

Armstrong has been with the Trust through milestone events such as recieving Settlement,, the moving of Ngāti Tama Trust offices to Waimea Road, lodging of the Water Conservation order for Te Waikoropupū and she has supported three General Managers at the Trust.

Armstrong is the longest standing employee of Ngāti Tama and has seen all its members, trustees, directors, representatives and associates come through.

Ngawaka said she ‘whole heartedly supports Narissa in her decision to move on from Ngāti Tama; we wish her all the best on her next chapter and we thank her for her service to the Trust and the iwi’

Ngāti Tama will come together on the 8th of November to celebrate the start of Narissa’s next chapter and to look back at how she has contributed to the growth of the Ngati Tama group of entities.

For further enquiries contact Christina Harris-Pakeho


For further enquiries and please contact Christina Harris Pakeho
Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust
Phone: 0800 TAMA IWI