Regions to merge under TWoA restructure

By Heeni Brown
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Over the last year, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has spent $2.5mil on the first stage of a restructure.  The next stage will see their regions merged into three managerial districts.

He's at the top and leading Te Raumairanga, which CEO Jim Mather says is "a progressive redesign of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa".

"The aim of phase two of Te Raumairanga is to improve support to the districts.  We're not sure yet how many jobs will be lost because we've just started talks with management," says Mather.

Phase one of Te Raumairanga has seen the following:

  • The disestablishment of 65 jobs.
  • The recreation of 60 jobs.
  • Resulting in a total of five job losses.
  • 12 redundancies resulting in a cost of more than $310,000.

One change he's already made are to the seats at that top. 

Mather explains, "The new executives bring a wealth of knowledge with them to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, but I can't comment on how much each is being paid."

With phase one of Te Raumairanga coming to a close, phase two has seen the merging of six regions into three districts.  At this stage, there has been no mention of job losses in this area of restructure.

"Remuneration for previous executives was the same.  Although there are more executives, and as they have already started working for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, I can't comment on salaries," says Mather.

Phrase two of Te Raumairanga is set to come to a close next year.