2009 - 2010 Projects

Te Roopu Kaituakitanga o Nga Mana Whenua
The project is a Rangitahi at Risk Wananga. Bringing the youth back to the marae and teaching them the meaning and advantages of Maori values. Using whanau involvement, exposure to positive Maori role models and involve young people in development of the programme, learning within a Maori environment. Five residential wananga at Rauhoto Marae.
Read the reports here and here.

Maroanui Marae extension & repair project
The second stage of the Maroa Marae renovations is now complete with new wheelchair ramps and extra steps being installed up to the front decks with hand rails on either side. The back deck was roofed, reinforced and new railings and steps were installed. Awnings for a manuhiri paepae were installed as well as a covering for the front of the wharenui and roll up clear blinds for the back covered in deck.
Click here to see the photos.

Tutemohuta Wananga
A series of weekend wananga, monthly, around cultural knowledge and history of Tuwharetoa tangata whenua, mana and mauri. The wananga are seen as important to ensure the survival of Ngati Tutemohuta. 12 weekend wananga aimed at upskilling and empowering the whanau of Pakira Marae. The wananga will cover marae tikanga and kawa, motetea, waiata, kapa haka, te reo, whaikorero, karanga, whakapapa, ture whenua, ta moko and mahi toi. Read more.

St James Church - Taupo Maori Mission repair and repaint
The St James Church is the oldest church in the Taupo District at nearly 120 years old. It was built and donated by the Maori people, particularly the Pitiroi family. The church is looked after by volunteers. The church is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. Services are still held every week with volunteer ministers. This project involves the repair of rotted weatherboards and to clean, prepare and paint the outside of the church walls, windows, doors, and roof.
Read more.

Wairakei Cluster Project
Ngati Tuwharetoa has mandated Ngati Tuwharetoa hapu forum to negotiate Treaty of Waitangi claims with the crown. This project involves getting hapu up to date on claims status, gathering info on what Taonga hapu seeks to have returned and assist hapu engage in the forum process. The project will involve some desktop research with claims, meeting with claimants, pulling together existing tribunal and other reports. This work will be combined with GIS mapping and including database of crown lands. Hui will be run to present findings as well as presentation from the Claims negotiation manager and forum representatives.

Ngati Rauhoto Marae repair and refurbishment
This project involves meeting house and sleeping house site inspections, removal and replacement of the roof, increased roof cavity, insulation with ecofleece, installation of heat pumps, carpet, rewiring and paint for volunteers to paint buildings internal and external. It also includes some appliances for the Marae.

Whakatauāki:   English

Wārea te one tapu,

Ka hura tangata a uta, me tiakina atu ki tangata a tai, Ka hura tangata a tai, me tiakina atu ki tangata a uta. Kia oti ake te mahara ma te taiao mo ake tonu atu.

Clear the sacred pathway,

And let those who care for the hinterland, be as one with those who reside by the seaside. Let those who care for the seaside, be of one thought with those of the hinterland, only then will the care of the environment be secured forever.