2010 - 2011 Projects

Puketarata Urupa 'clean up'
The first phase of this project has been carried out. The original burial ground has been cleaned up, weed matting laid, and bark put down. This will reduce the amount of maintenance required at the urupa. Photos show before the project and after.
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Maroa Whanau Wananga
The project is a wananga to help identify kai korero and kai karanga for Maroa by the descendents of Mere Tetua and Taite Kirikau. To learn about their tupuna. The wananga will be held at Maroa Marae 26th December until 31st December.

St James Maara Kai project
The project is a continuation of an existing project which began in April this year when the group began with biodynamic gardening workshops at St James Church Hall. The roopu is to learn and carry out biodynamic gardening. The kaupapa maara kai brings together people from the hapu of Tuwharetoa to learn about growing, tending and eating healthier. The objective of maara kai is to heal the bodies and minds and in turn clean up papatuanuku.
The funds will be used for building garden sheds, garden tools, building more garden beds , purchase heritage seeds, compost bins, cultural activities,, developing ointments, tinctures, harvesting. Also included are wananga and education of sustainable gardens for the community.
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Kimihia Te Kohanga Reo building project
Involved the insulation of walls and the laying of carpet and vinyl according to the building assessors of the Kohanga Reo National Trust Board to ensure the safety and well being of the tamariki.
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Te Kapa o Te Rangiita ki Oruanui Marae refurbishment
Wharepuni renovations including redoing the foundations and recladding the wharepuni, altering door frames and installing new ramps and railings. The project also included installing of insulation, heat and fire detectors. The wharenui which was refurbished has also been painted.
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Te Whare Oranga o Te Hikuwai ki Tuwharetoa Rongoa Training Project
The project is designed to provide training for kaimahi (volunteers) in all areas of rongoa including whakamirimiri, rongoa identification, harvesting, preserving, drying, processing and application. Administration training will also be given. The course is split into seven modules from July - July.
The project promotes the benefits of traditional health and healing practices for current and future generations. It will improve health outcomes for Maori by ensuring whanau have access to traditional services.
Read the project reports.

Te Rangiita Marae Kitchen upgrade Stages 1, 2 & 3
This project involves removing and upgrading the servery area with new benches, drawers and open shelving and upgrading the sink area of the kitchen with new benches, drawers and open shelving. New lock up pantry; new shelves and benches; two new stainless steel sinks with a splash back behind the stove. Kitchen upgrade project – repairs to floor coverings and laying of new vinyl.

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.