He Kupu nā Te Rau

It has been over three years since the last edition and it’s great to have it back to profile the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.


Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 | Rāhina, 24 Hereturikōkā, 2015

The reason for the new format is to ensure a more sustainable way of keeping in touch. It will be provided only online through email and the website and it will be distributed quarterly.

Wardens consistently validate the values of rangimārie (peace), manaaki (kindness), kōrero (talking), whakaiti (humility), tautoko (support) and pono (honesty).  It is through this demonstration that the Wardens have become the institution they are today.

A lot has happened in the past three years and there’s still a lot more ahead. The Minister’s recent Māori Warden and New Zealand Māori Council hui held at Waiwhetū marae is a first step.  Kotahitanga is critical now. More needs to happen, but this is a solid start.  

We need to be able to communicate with you about the issues and opportunities that come up in the near future, so please if you know of someone who hasn’t seen this email please get them to sign up.

Aroha ki te Tangata will provide you with updates from the Project Team and will continue to highlight the successful work of Māori Wardens in our rohe. In this Takurua edition we talk Financial Literacy and Governance training, profile a few successes of our Wardens across the motu, and some of the big events that Wardens assist at.

On behalf of our team we are very proud to be a part of this kaupapa and have been able to witness the amazing results in many areas over the last few months. I look forward to sharing more with you in upcoming months.

Kāti rā ake, tēnā rā koutou katoa e hāpai ana i ngā hiahia o ngā hapori puta noa i te motu.

Noho iho mai rā, nā

Te Rau Clarke, National Project Manager – on behalf of the Māori Wardens Project Team