Powhiri officially welcomes new Chief Executive 01 February 2012 Thames-Coromandel District Council's new Chief Executive was officially welcomed at a Powhiri in the Council Chambers this morning. Representatives of Council jointly with representatives of tangata whenua (Pare Hauraki) welcomed David Hammond to his new role as Chief Executive of the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Speakers led by Waati Ngamane provided a good-humoured introduction to the new Chief Executive and David Hammmond responded with a well-received speech in te reo Maori. I powhiritia te tumuaki hou no te Thames-Coromandel District Council i te ata nei. Ka hui tahi katoa nga mema no te kaunihera me nga rangatira no Parehauraki ki te whakatau i a David Hammond ki runga ano i tona turanga hou, hei tumuaki no te kaunihera. Ko Waati Ngamane no Ngati Maru te kaihautu i runga i te taumata, nona ano te whaikorero whakangahau ki te tumuaki hou nei, a, ka whakahokia te mihi whakatau e David Hammond i roto ano i Te Reo Maori.