Sept. 1, 2020, 7:51 p.m.
Phillip ‘Hoddy’ Murray’s feet have only been under the desk for less than four months, but the new CEO for Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa certainly hasn’t been sitting around.
"He nui te mahi! In the short time that I've been in this role...what I actually thought when I was thinking 'Boy, that's a big role' has been amplified even more, actually being in it."
Taking on the job in the middle of a global pandemic meant there was no time to settle in, Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa along with the other iwi in the region needed to respond quickly to the needs of their people, his people.
"Man it's been such a heartwarming experience. I've never worked with a team as dedicated, as passionate and as much in love with our people. I see it every day."
In this interview, Hoddy talks about growing up in Whangapē, his experience so far serving his people and provides insight into the strategic vision of the iwi in a Post-COVID world. WATCH ABOVE TO HEAR MORE.