Sunday, April 21, 2013

Re: [pima.nius] Fwd: Pacific Islands Media Association votes in Interim Executive Committee

8:22 PM |

Hi Jason

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On 22/04/2013, at 1:03 PM, will@waiatatrust.co.nz wrote:

Malo Jason,
I've asked a response from the former executive and will respond accordingly.
Meanwhile besides your concern below how else can PIMA improve.

Will



Quoting "avaiki - jason brown" <avaiki.nius@gmail.com>:

> . . .
>
> greetings all,
>
> great to see PIMA acknowledge the problems facing this organisation.
>
> PIMA shares the same problem as other media associations - a lack of
> interest due to a perception that such organisations can be misused to
> represent individual agendas.
>
> Another problem not peculiar to PIMA is a disastrous failure to keep up to
> date accounts and hold audits. My understanding is that this is due to
> mainly to the failings of one or two people. The media is known for
> pointing out failings of other organisations on a daily basis. Turns out we
> are just as bad ourselves.
>
> Until finances are sorted, PIMA lacks the credibility to move forward. I
> have had suggestions for putting PIMA onto a transparent, accountable and
> responsive basis for years now, but no one seems interested.
>
> This would see PIMA move towards a project facilitator role for not just
> islands media here but in the islands as well. Partnerships, in other words.
>
> *jason*
>
> . . .
>
> jason brown
> www.facebook.com/avaiki
> +642102484560
>
> . . .
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: pima news <pima.nius@gmail.com>
> Date: 22 April 2013 08:18
> Subject: Pacific Islands Media Association votes in Interim Executive
> Committee
> To:
>
>
> *Media release - 19 April 2013
> *
> *PIMA votes in Interim Executive Committee*
>
> Apathy from Pacific Island media could see the end of an organisation
> formed to support them.
>
> The Pacific Island Media Association (PIMA) celebrated its 10 year
> anniversary in 2011 but last night it barely managed a quorum for its
> Annual General Meeting held at the Fickling Centre, Mt Roskill.
>
> The lack of attendance and apparent lack of interest from PI media raised
> major concerns on whether PIMA had had its day and if PIMA could continue
> to act effectively to represent all Pacific media.
>
> Outgoing secretary Sandra Kailahi asked the committee to consider winding
> down the organisation if a new committee could not be formed. However
> attendees at the meeting agreed on an interim committee to work on PIMA's
> future role and remain in place until elections in October.
>
> Newly elected Interim Chair, Will Ilolahia said he had accepted the
> nomination as interim Chair because as one of the founding members he was
> saddened after a decade of vital work and programmes like the AUT
> Scholarships, representation at regional Pacific Media fono that PIMA could
> be wound down.
>
> "I hope as a change consultant to try and change the direction PIMA is
> heading for a more positive outcome."
>
> With over 90 registered members, one of the tasks for the new Interim Chair
> is a proposed workshop on PIMA's future. "We will be contacting each of the
> 90 members for their active participation," he said.
>
> Deputy Chair Adrian Stevanon said "There has been a call for a while for
> new blood to join the PIMA Executive, hence my decision to accept the
> Interim Vice Chair position."
>
> The committee will undertake strategic planning sessions and potential
> activities as a pathway forward.
>
> The Interim Executive committee members are:
> Chair Will Ilolahia, Deputy Chair Adrian Stevanon, Secretary Iulia Leilua,
> Treasurer Angelina Weir-Taylor, Committee members Eleanor Ikinofo (PR),
> Richard Pamatatau (Radio).
>
> Mr Ilolahia acknowledged the tremendous work of the outgoing Chairperson
> Iulia Leilua throughout the previous 11 year tenure. "Her representation is
> the key why PIMA has survived to date."
>
> Ms Leilua gave up the Chair's post due to work commitments and to allow for
> new blood to take the organisation in a new direction. However still fully
> committed to PIMA Ms Leilua has stayed on as interim secretary until the
> next elections.
>
> *For more information please contact: Will Ilolahia M: (027) 6368359 E
> will@waiatatrust.co.nz W www.waiatatrust.co.nz S willilolahia1 or Secretary
> Iulia Leilua - 021 378 639 or 021 441 443 (Ends)*
> *
> *
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