Adele Barsdell General Manager, Manaaki Home / Adele Barsdell Kaupapa – Manaaki Kia mau ki te whenua, whakamahia te whenua, hei painga mo nga uri whakatipuranga Hold onto the land, make use of the land, for the wellbeing of current and future generations. Manaaki is focused on achieving the final statement of the Trust Vision – the wellbeing of current and future generations. The Trust has three Manaaki Pou – Health, Housing, Education & Employment. Ko Paeroa te maunga Ko Waikato te awa Ko Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa te Iwi Ko Tahumatua te tupuna Ariki Raised in a family where ‘whanau comes first’ and then with a career spanning 20 years in both Iwi and Māori organisations – Adele acknowledges that she is a ‘product of the kainga’ and has been mentored by many of our tribe’s Rangatira! Adele leads the Manaaki team who are skilled and passionate about working alongside and supporting our whanau to reach their individual and whanau aspirations. During her time at the Trust, she has worked across the Trust Group and within the Manaaki roopu to continue increasing benefits to the whanau – year on year. He aha te mea nui o te ao? Maku e ki atu, “He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!” What is the most important thing in the world? I tell you, it is people! It is people! It is people!