Through the Trust there will be ongoing funding for mitigation projects, find out about applying here.

2012 –  2013

Projects approved for funding:

  • Whakapapa Wananga
    Whanau wananga Easter 2012 from Friday to Monday for the Whanau Whanui o Hurae who whakapapa to the hapu o Ngati Kapawa.
  • Maroanui Marae Toilet Block project
    Next stage of the Marae renovations to replace the old toilet block with new building with extra pans, showers and disabled persons stall.
    Click here to read more.

Latest Projects:

  • Te Waapa Urupa Stage II - This is the second stage of the urupa project and is about future proofing the urupa for future generations to allow whanau burials to continue. More whanau are learning of their whakapapa and connections and have expressed a wish to rest with their ancestors ultimately. The work required to achieve this includes moving the eastern boundary allowing more space for burials, scrub clearing, excavation to create three terraces, construction of three timber retaining walls and grassing the entire area.

  • Rauhoto Marae kitchen stage I - The Marae Trustees stage I kitchen project involves the purchase and installation, plumbing and electrical work for a new commercial grade oven.

  • Meri Kirimete Kaumatua dinner project - The Rauhoto Marae Trustees are planning the first of what they hope will become an annual function to celebrate the Kuia and Kaumatua  of the Wairakei – Tauhara hapu to acknowledge their role in the marae and the community. Rauhoto will host the first dinner which will be held near the end of the year and will include traditional hakari and dance and performances by the tamariki, TKR and rangatahi. All the hapu will benefit as sustainability of tikanga will be maintained and handed down from one generation to the next. It is paramount that the hapu acknowledge and nurture the knowledge.

  • Rauhoto Wananga Moteatea/Waiata - A wananga  moteatea/waiata to be held for two  hours a week for 10 weeks  to upskill hapu members in moteatea, waiata and haka to enable all generations to understand the history relating to the marae, hapu and iwi. The wananga will also encourage direct participation in supporting all areas of the marae.

  • Rauhoto Wananga Raranga I - A weekend  residential wananga  to  upskill and encourage hapu members to participate in raranga workshops with the intention of weaving new whariki and adornments for the wharepuni and wharekai.  

  • Rauhoto Wananga Raranga II - A  2nd weekend  residential wananga  to  upskill and encourage hapu members to participate in raranga workshops with the intention of weaving new whariki and adornments for the wharepuni and wharekai. Building on skills and knowledge acquired in wananga 1. Bringing on weavers from throughout Tuwharetoa to share knowledge and experiences in traditional & modern raranga styles/methods & designs.

  • Rauhoto Wananga Tunu Kai - A two day residential wananga to build on hapu's knowledge of traditional kai gathering and prepreation. The wananaga will also concentrate on food preparation, hygience and presentation. The wananaga will embrace manaakitanga and whanaungatanga by preparing a hakari to be served to local kaumatua.

  • Rauhoto Wananga Hoe Waka/Toi Maori I - A two day residential wananga involving hapu members in waka ama and toi maori encouraging all generations to learn about and understand the history of the surrounding lands and waters and their relevance to Rauhoto Marae. This wananga will also enable whakawhanungatanga within whanau and provide a vehicle to recognise the many skills within the hapu of Rauhoto Marae.

  • Rauhoto Wananga Hoe Waka/Toi Maori II - A second two day residential wananga designed to build on the skills and information learned in the first wananga.

  • Te Kapa o Te Rangiita ki Oruanui Marae Wharemoe project - The wharemoe is currently being built at the Te Kapa o Te Rangiita ki Oruanui Marae. It is attached to the back of the refurbished wharepuni. This project is about painting the inside and outside of the new building and upgraded pumphouse. It is also about getting the electrical work completed throughout the new building fitting heaters, lights and fire alarms and laying of new carpet.

Previous Projects

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.