WelCom October 2022
A mihi whakatau was held for Robert Blucher on 2 September at St Columba Centre in Ponsonby, home to Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College. Robert was recently appointed as the new CEO for Te Kupenga Catholic Leadership Institute. He was previously Northern Regional Manager of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – the former Correspondence School. Robert was accompanied by members of his whānau, and friends and colleagues from Te Kura, who handed him over to his new colleagues. After welcoming words including from kaumātua, Archbishop Paul Marton, John Kleinsman the recently-acting Te Kupenga CEO, and Dr Kevin Shore CEO NZ Catholic Education Office, Robert replied saying he was looking forward to working with everyone as their new Rangitira.