Te Puni Kokiri

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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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