Our hearts are heavy as we warmly remember our longest-serving Board of Trustees member Betty Rickus, who passed away on Saturday 27 January 2018.
Betty’s massive contribution, unwavering encouragement and belief in Nga Kete and its staff was felt strongly throughout her 17 years as a board member and as a big part of our whanau.
Hers was a smile that could light up a room, and her kind heart and caring nature left an immense impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a real people person and once said she “stuck around” at Nga Kete because she loved the agency, the people, and the “impeccable” way it was managed.
She said: “Health is not my field but yet I’ve stuck with it because of the people. The people are what make this agency so different to others … and it’s the way things are run here.”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you whaea for everything you have done. Now is your time to rest and take your place among the stars. Moe mai te Hakui - Our ataahua Betty Boo, RIP.