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  • Myrtle Rust Appears In Taranaki

    • Date: 18 May 2017

    Testing by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today revealed myrtle rust infection at a plant nursery in Taranaki.

    Members of the public who believe they have seen signs of myrtle rust are advised:
    •  Do not touch it or the plant
    •  Take a photo of the rust and the plant
    •  Call MPI's Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99 66.

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  • Waihiko - Digitising Māori Stories

    • Date: 16 May 2017

    Waihiko, an opportunity for rangatahi to be immersed in a kaupapa Māori creative digital space.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

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  • Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust Notification of Draft Deed of Mandate for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations for Ngāti Hāua

    • Date: 12 May 2017

    The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the Draft Deed of Mandate of the Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust (NHIT) for the settlement negotiations of the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Hāua.

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  • Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust Notification of Draft Deed of Mandate for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations for Ngāti Hāua

    • Date: 12 May 2017

    The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the Draft Deed of Mandate of the Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust (NHIT) for the settlement negotiations of the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Hāua.

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  • Video - Rangatahi Tumeke

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Rangatahi Tumeke is a camp hosted in the Catlins for educating youth on discovering mahinga kai, traditional maori experiences and surviving outdoors. Some of the kaupapa for Rangatahi Tumeke involves, Fishing / Eeling, Kayaking, Te Reo Language, Maurakau, Hiking / Tramping, Raranga, Weaving, Māori Carving and more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Te Kākano o te Totara

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Te Kākano o te Totara is a development programme created by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Te Putahitanga seeks to nurture emerging leaders that are recognised by their whānau or community as future champions of Whānau Ora. The initiative is aimed at emerging leaders who are actively involved in the advancement of their whānau. Te Kākano o te Totara supports the growth of these emerging leaders through wānanga, networking, coaching, and mentors to pursue whānau transformation.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Huarahi Oranga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Hale Compound and Conditioning is all about Hauora and improving Whānau Ora through changing mindsets and mobilising whānau to be proactive with their physical and mental wellbeing.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Pā Ora, Pā Wānanga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Omaka Marae's latest kaupapa - transforming the marae into a learning living village through a range of initiatives that engage whanau, rangatahi and tamariki in a number of ways.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - 1000 Days Trust

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Invercargill based initiative to invest in the role of mothers, fathers and whānau to help babies thrive.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Tiramarama Mai - Mataa Waka

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Keeping rangatahi at school (Blenheim) (Maata Waka Trust ki te Tauihu).

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Maara oranga - Ngāti rārua

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Moving towards healthier eating habits and physical activity, through a Whānau Ora approach.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Kākano Cafe and Cookery School

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Māori inspired food traditions, leading to long healthy lives, broader dietary options, a garden at home.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Reo Pēpi

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Two mothers taking initiative and producing beautiful children's books in te reo Māori for their babies, tamariki and for all whānau interested in contemporary learning resources. "The future development of te reo is with young parents who are willing to put in the time and commitment."

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

     

     

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  • Whānau Ora Growth

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    We are actively improving the lives of whānau throughout Te Waipounamu. Watch our growth video to learn more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Aho Mutunga Kore: Whānau Ora Symposium

    • Date: 02 May 2017
  • Video - Waka Whenua

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Waka Whenua is an initiative based in Motueka that focuses on creating tangible expressions of aroha for every whānau. Sisters Julie and Tracey wanted to see their sacred connection to the whakapapa that gave them life, honoured through the creation of the ipu whenua - a container from which to place the placenta until it could be returned to Papatūānuku; whenua to whenua. They're product exists to celebrate life, anchor life and commemorate the things that families value most.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Awarua Research and Development

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    For over thirty years the whānau of Awarua have been seeking new ways to benefit their marae, whānau and community. They came to Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu with a focus for succession planning; nurturing a new generation of leaders to be supported in a variety of key areas such as governance, project management and financial management. Watch this insight into some of their latest exciting new kaupapa happening now within their whānau and communities.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Whānau Whenua

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Whānau Whenua the land intiative setup to help whānau in the Whakatū region - featuring Ngāti Kuia, Te Iwi Pakohe

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Whanau Ora Leading Provider Award

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Emerging Innovation Award

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Whanau Ora Achievement Award

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Outstanding Innovation Achiever of the Year

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - SunPix Awards 2015 – Tupou Manapori

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

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  • Video - SunPix Awards 2015 – Mark Gosche

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services SWPICS

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Pasifika Foundation Trust Whānau Ora

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Otahuhu College

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Oceania Development Academy

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - CIDANZ

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Innovation Projects Pacific Whānau Ora

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Luseane Tu'ipulotu

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Kirisimasi Samu

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Geneva Marorora

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Gabrielle Sisifo Makisi Sa Petaia Family

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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  • Video - Dana Rasmussen

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

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  • Video - Whānau Ora Families Journeys

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures.

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  • Whānau experiences of homelessness at a Marae health and social service.

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Research on homelessness suggests that poverty is a main trigger for homelessness, along with addiction, physical disability, a mental health condition, and relationship breakdowns. Māori have the added disadvantage when homeless of being disconnected from their culture, spirituality and whānau.

    Story courtesy of Te Pou Matakana.

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  • United Nations Indigenous Consultation Hui

    • Date: 28 April 2017

    This pānui provides an outline of the consultation process regarding the participation of indigenous peoples in the meetings of the United Nations bodies on issues affecting them.

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  • Te Pou Matakana

    • Date: 24 April 2017

    Te Pou Matakana recognises that in order to support whānau success, solutions must go beyond a single programme or provider.

    Story courtesy of Te Pou Matakana.

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  • Māori Housing Network supports six more papakāinga homes

    • Date: 18 April 2017

    Crowds gathered in Wairarapa to celebrate a new papakāinga development underway in Wairarapa for the beneficiaries of the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton. The development includes a rebuild of the marae and six new homes that will allow whānau to live on their ancestral land in affordable healthy homes and support their marae. The project will be completed over two years.

     

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  • Eastern Bay of Plenty Floods

    • Date: 18 April 2017

    If you are in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region and are in need of support please contact any of the agencies below:

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  • Minister visits flood stricken areas

    • Date: 11 April 2017

    During the weekend the Minister for Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, and the Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, flew into the Waiariki region with District Mayor Tony Bonne to assess the damage as a result of the devastation caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

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  • Applications open for Freshwater Improvement Fund

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    The Ministry of Environment – Te Manatū mō te Taiao has announced that the Freshwater Improvement Fund (the Fund) is currently open for applications. The Fund provides $100 million over the next 10 years to improve the management of New Zealand’s freshwater bodies.

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  • Tui seen here receiving her award.

    Te Puni Kōkiri staff member to star in education video

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    Whāngārei Regional Manager Tui Marsh (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) will be featured in a promotional video for the Australia New Zealand School of Government after being invited to Canberra last month to film a video about her journey as a student of their Masters programme.

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  • Job Hunters’ ebook

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    With the latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) showing a 0.8 per cent increase in employment over the past three months (19,000 additional people now in employment), it’s clear to see New Zealand’s job market is buoyant.

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  • Kai, Kapa and Queens

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    Māori Television has recently launched their new programming schedule for 2017 with a feast of local content that’s as camp as kōura mara canapés.

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  • A member of the workshops held in Tauranga gives a quick mihi to Beez Ngarino Te Waati

    Māori Movement Fitness Programme Launched

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    A Ngāti Ranginui Iwi health programme is producing exciting spin-offs with the launch of a unique Māori fitness programme in Tauranga recently.

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  • KOHAFIT - Change for Change

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    KOHAFIT – Change for Change is a new health awareness and fitness programme that encourages the achievement of group goals as a whānau rather than individually.

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  • Converging Waters

    • Date: 07 April 2017

    It’s likely that only local marae buildings have more historical Māori significance than the Ngā Wai e Rua building on Lowe street in Gisborne.

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  • From Potaka to Mohaka

    • Date: 07 April 2017

    It is with that statement, and with many heads in the room nodding in agreement, a Māori tourism workshop held in the Te Puni Kōkiri office in Gisborne began last week.

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  • Photo credit: Duncan Brown courtesy of Hawke's Bay Today.

    Waimarama opens new papakāinga

    • Date: 04 April 2017

    Crowds gathered in Waimarama to celebrate the opening of a new papakāinga development which will provide housing options for local whānau. Five homes have been built at the site - three are three-bedroom affordable rental homes and two are for ownership as part of the first stage of the papakāinga development.

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  • 150 Take Up The Mātika Moving the Māori Nation Challenge

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    150 participants from Āwanui-a-rangi and the Whakatāne Community have launched Hikoi ki te Hauora 2017, a ten week challenge to improve their health and well-being through increased activity and weight loss.

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  • Rewarewa D investigates options for their whenua

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is supporting another land initiative with Te Puni Kōkiri in Te Taitokerau having just signed an agreement with Rewarewa D. The significance of the event and the signing was not lost on either rōpū.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is a $12.8 million four year fund.

    We are in our second year and so far more than $4.4 million has been allocated to 40 projects across the motu. In the latest funding round over 50 applications were received. 

    Funded projects to date cover apiculture, forestry, energy, horticulture, agriculture, tourism, and funding feasibility studies to explore and identify development options.

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  • Māori Land Service

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    To date more than 1,000 Māori land owners, including large incorporations and trusts, have taken part in consultation on the Māori Land Service.  To read more about each hui and Māori land owners’ views, click here.

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  • Removing long standing barriers

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    Many land owners have raised long standing issues about barriers to the use and retention of their land.  These were mainly to do with rating, rating valuations, the application of the Public Works Act, landlocked land and paper roads.

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  • Update on the Bill

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    Three drafts of Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill were publically released.  It was the first time that Te Puni Kōkiri has released a draft Bill for consultation. 

    The Bill was introduced in the House in April last year.  It underwent a thorough examination by the Māori Affairs Committee, who spent many days and hours hearing submissions, questioning officials and deliberating.

    The Bill passed its Second Reading in the House in December 2016.  To follow the next steps of the Bill when they happen go to the Facebook page here, and check out our website here.

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  • Ngā Pou o Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    The proposed new Act is putting stakes in the ground for the future of mokopuna, whānau, hapū and iwi throughout Aotearoa. These pou or fundamental principles are underpinned by a strengthened Treaty of Waitangi clause which reinforces the mana and rangatiratanga of Māori over their whenua, resources and taonga. This is part of the purpose and principles which are in the Bill in Māori. While they are explained in English, the Māori version takes precedence and isn’t affected by the English translation.

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  • A tamaiti looking at the bee complex where this shot was taken.

    The Journey

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    Where did this start? The call for reform has been apparent for a number of years – it was identified and signalled in reports by groups such as the Māori Land Investment Group, the Māori Multiple Owned Land Development Committee, the Hui Taumata Review Group, a Federation of Māori Authorities member’s survey and a National Wānanga of Kaumātua.

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  • Shaping Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    Replacing the most significant piece of legislation regarding Māori land in Aotearoa New Zealand is not something to be taken lightly.

    Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 set out a new approach to Māori land under the law. For the first time the focus was on ensuring Māori held on to their land and could use it. The Māori Land Court’s role was to support retention and utilisation of Māori land.

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  • Minister Flavell seen here turning the soil.

    He kupu nā te Minita

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    Kei aku rangatira, tēnā tātou katoa.

    Tēnā hoki tātou i te āhua ki ō tātou mate e hingahinga mai ana i ō tātou marae maha huri i te motu.  Ko rātou i kaiwaka ai te rangi, i iwikore ai te tangata kei te pae o mahara rātou katoa.  Ko tātou ngā mahuetanga iho hei pikau i ngā mahi i mahia e rātou.  Waihoki, ko te tohe nui a te Māori i roto i ngā ngahurutanga tau, ko te tohe mō tō tātou whenua.  Kōkiritia tonutia tērā whawhai nui.

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  • Cultural tourism in Te Tairāwhiti

    • Date: 21 March 2017

    A Tairāwhiti Cultural Tourism discussion will be held at Te Puni Kōkiri offices on Wednesday 22 March, starting at 10:30 am

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  • Turner whānau papakāinga opening

    • Date: 03 March 2017

    The Turner whānau have opened their papakāinga in Ngāruawāhia. It all started about three years ago when they agreed their Whānau Ora plan through Te Puni Kōkiri WIIE fund.

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  • Tairāwhiti Māori Economic Development Report

    • Date: 27 February 2017

    On February 28, at a launch held in Tūranga two Tairāwhiti economic development reports were unveiled. The Tairāwhiti report funded by Te Puni Kōkiri, was written by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. The report explores the economic opportunities available within the region for Māori, whānau, hapū and iwi. The second is the Regional Economic Action Plan which highlights the strategic priorities for the region over the next five years.

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  • Inaugural Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Wellbeing Forum 'Te Ritorito 2017'

    • Date: 24 February 2017

    Registrations are now closed for Te Ritorito 2017, our inaugural whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum.

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  • Michelle Hippolite, Toihautū | Chief Executive and Te Puni Kōkiri staff in front of the new mobile service.

    New Te Puni Kōkiri Mobile Service to support Māori communities

    • Date: 24 February 2017

    New mobile service will support and better inform Māori communities about government funding and initiatives aimed at Māori.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri Hosts Japanese Delegation

    • Date: 20 February 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri were honoured to host the Comprehensive Ainu Policy Office delegation last Waitangi weekend.  Their visit to Aotearoa is a continuation of Japan’s interest in exploring deeper cooperation on indigenous policy development with Aotearoa.

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  • A call to vote for the Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 15 February 2017

    The Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust released a revised mandate strategy on 11 February 2017.

    Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Hāua in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all the historical claims of Ngāti Hāua.

    The voting period opens 10 March 2017 and closes 21 April 2017.

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  • Kiwi spotting - Rakiura Māori Lands Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    The Rakiura Māori Lands Trust in Te Waipounamu successfully applied to the Whenua Māori Fund.

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  • Production potential for Reureu Kotahitanga

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Reureu Kotahitanga Ltd were successful in receiving $118,500 from the Whenua Māori Fund which was established to help landowners utilise unused land, improve existing operations or prepare for new opportunities.

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  • Te tuituinga whakamua – Tupoki Takarangi Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Tupoki Takarangi Trust in Te Taihauāuru region with the support of $75,000 from the Whenua Māori Fund are investigating options for their three blocks.

    This project will produce a feasibility investigation report, business cases and a strategic plan to prepare the trustees for investment decisions required to move forward.  

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  • Land to brand - Awatere B Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    The Trust will also develop a Land Use Management and Information tool that will identify existing Mānuka stands, hive management and honey flow. The tool (an e-whenua platform) will support the land trusts to make decisions on best utilisation of their existing Mānuka stands.

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  • Exploring horticulture – Ohuia Incorporation

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Ohuia Incorporation in the Ikaroa – Rāwhiri region with 300ha of Māori freehold land is exploring their horticulture options.

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  • Seeking alternatives – Chadwick Family Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    While based in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region, the Chadwick Family Trust were succesful in securing $43,200 from the Whenua Māori Fund for their forestry block located in the Te Taihauāuru region.

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  • Being active owners - Te Kohera-Kakaho Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Te Kohera-Kakaho Trust has 1219ha of Māori freehold land in Waikato-Waiariki region. The Whenua Māori Fund will provide $65,000 to support the Trust with their land productivity project.

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  • Te Rau Aroha Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Te Rau Aroha Trust with the support of $195,480 from the Whenua Māori Fund are leading the Omaio Kiwifruit Development project.

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  • Collective growth – Oparau Station Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    With the support of $99,925 from the Whenua Māori Fund, the Oparau Station Trust will work with four other farms to identify their individual potential before exploring what a relationship across the five farms could look like (e.g. supplier agreements, land management under one entity approach) and become a price maker instead of a price taker. The project also looks at specific governance mentoring to support the trustees to make future or projected investment decisions.

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  • Ngā Ngāhere Mōmona – Taitokerau Māori Forestry

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Te Tai Tokerau Māori Forestry Collective with support from the Whenua Māori Fund of $266,000 is trialling a prototype and attracting new investors.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

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  • Dig My Idea - Māori Innovation Challenge

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Entries open on February 20 for DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge. It is your chance to submit an innovative digital business idea that has the potential to go global.

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  • Irava and Makea Upu (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu)

    Siblings to attend 2017 Olympics of performing arts in Hollywood

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Irava and Makea Upu are gearing up to perform at the World Championships of Performing Arts in June this year after being selected by the New Zealand audition panel. Scholarships worth a total of $130,000 (US) are awarded at the prestigious event which boasts colourful opening and closing ceremonies similar to the Olympics.

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  • Plant a tree in 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The project, called Trees that Count | Te Rahi o Tāne, is funded by the Tindall Foundation and run by the Project Crimson Trust. The Trust has set a target of 4.7 million trees for 2017 (one for every person in Aotearoa) and are encouraging New Zealanders to get involved in a number of ways.

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  • Jadd Mahia (Tūhoe)

    Driver Licencing Programme a Success

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Twenty-five year old Jadd Mahia is able to start the year with a full licence thanks to a driving programme he attended run by Eastbay Rural Education, Activities and Programmes (REAP) in Whakatāne.

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  • NCEA go-to page for parents supporting rangatahi through results

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    In mid-January students were eagerly checking their NCEA results online. As the dust settles, now’s the time for parents, whānau and rangatahi to come together to talk about where to next with study and job options.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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