Ko Ruapehu te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Huguenot te iwi
Ko Geering te rangatira
Ko Mellalieu te hapū
Ko Pukawa te marae
Ko Boeing te waka
Ko Jean-Pierre ahau
My personal mihimihi first presented to introduce my graduation address (Korero te puawaitanga) ‘Our graduation is a landmark in our journey towards building our wealth and caring for our environment’, Te Wananga a Aotearoa, Tamaki Makaurau Graduation 2009.
Ruapehu is my mountain
Waikato is my river
Huguenot is my tribe
Geering is my [thought] leader
Mellalieu is my family
Pukawa is my village
Boeing is my mode of transport [to Aotearoa New Zealand]
I stand before you: Peter John
Western ‘equivalence’ statement:
Following work as an agribusiness applied mathematician in Wellington, he worked as a software programmer in a new venture CAD/CAM systems company in Belgium, close to his family’s 17th century roots as a Protestant silk-weaver in northern France.
Returning to the Manawatu in 1987, he commenced a teaching career at Massey University from where he spent many happy hours walking, sailing, and skiing with family, friends, and students on Mt Ruapehu and Pukawa, Lake Taupo.
In 2000, he organised a conference on the theme of strategies for sustainability and success in which he engaged thought leader theologian Lloyd Geering as keynote speaker.
Lloyd Geering: thought leader
Geering, L. (2000). Taking our Bearings in 2000 AD. In Strategies for Sustainability and Success: The Role and Impact of Strategic Thinking in the Development of Sustainable Enterprise (Vol. 8). Presented at the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Educators Conference of the New Zealand Strategic Management Society, Christchurch, N.Z.: New Zealand Strategic Management Society. Retrieved from http://web.mac.com/petermellalieu/NZSMS/Publications/Entries/2000/2/3_Lloyd_GEERING%3A_Taking_our_Bearings_in_2000_AD.html
Mellalieu, P. J. (2009, May 14). Our graduation is a landmark in our journey towards building our wealth and caring for our environment. Graduation address/Korero te puawaitanga, Tamaki Makaurau Graduation 2009, Te Wananga a Aotearoa, Malaeola Community Centre, Mangere, Manakau City. Retrieved from http://web.mac.com/petermellalieu/Teacher/Examples/Entries/2009/5/14_Graduation_speech%3A_a_landmark_in_our_journey_towards_building_our_wealth_and_caring_for_our_environment.html