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Matariki 2022 Rotorua Reorua recipients announced

The Matariki 2022 Rotorua Reorua Fund of $10,000 was set up to support Te Arawa led or co-led Matariki projects that authentically recognise and celebrate te wā o Matariki - including the first ever official public holiday on June 24.  Te Tatau o Te Arawa and Rotorua Lakes Council would like to congratulate the following recipients:  Te Rāpaki-a-Tumatahi Marae - Māra kai.In Books We Trust - KUPU: Ngā Ringa Tuhituhi Māori Literary Festival.Waiariki Māori Hockey - Ha...

June 7, 2022

Call for 2022 Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board nominations

Te Tatau o Te Arawa is calling for candidates to put their names forward for the Board's upcoming election.  Nominations open on 11 May 2022.  Click here to read the full e-newsletter including a call from manahautū, Jude Pani, and outgoing board member, Eugene Berryman-Kamp, as well as election details.   You can also here to visit our website for more information....

May 9, 2022

Special Matariki fund for Rotorua announced

A special one-off fund is now available to Rotorua community initiatives that support Rotorua Reorua and celebrate this year’s first official Matariki public holiday on 24 June.Te Tatau o Te Arawa and Rotorua Lakes Council are pleased to announce the creation of a jointly funded round, Matariki 2022 Rotorua Reorua, valued at $10,000. Te Tatau o Te Arawa board member, Rangitiaria Tibble, says the pūtea ensures that te reo and mātauranga Māori are at the heart of this year’s Matar...

April 19, 2022

Te Tatau o Te Arawa pens submission on RDC (Representation Arrangments) Bill

Te Tatau o Te Arawa is urging our people to have their say on the Rotorua District Council (Representation Arrangements) Bill before submissions close on 20 April 2022.  Over the Easter break, Te Tatau o Te Arawa has written a submission in support of the Bill and we are making three key recommendations because:  it's a rare opportunity for us to lobby for better and fairer participation for our whenua Māori blocks, so that their vote counts in local elections too,we want to protect M...

April 17, 2022

Te Tatau o Te Arawa elated by Local Government Commission decision

The Local Government Commission has reached a decision on the Rotorua Lakes Council’s representation arrangement for the district, which will include three Māori seats in the upcoming local election. Published yesterday, the decision under section 19R of the Local Electoral Act 2001 determines that the Rotorua District Council election on 08 October 2022 will elect a mayor and 10 councillors. As a result of the announcement, Rotorua Lakes Council’s representation arrangement will comprise ...

April 9, 2022

Te Tatau appeals interim Rotorua Representation Review decision

Te Tatau o Te Arawa presented before the Local Government Commission hearing into the Rotorua Lakes Council's representation review today.  Te Tatau manahautū, Jude Pani, with support from board member, Rawiri Waru, laid out the board's concerns about the Rotorua Lakes Council's interim decision that would see only one Māori Ward included.  You can watch Te Tatau's presentation by scrolling to 2 hours 57 mins via the full hearing which can be found at https://bit.ly/3trRMWu.&nbs...

March 23, 2022

People flourishing key to Te Arawa 2050 Vision

People flourishing across all measures of wellbeing is a priority of the Te Arawa 2050 Vision. To help meet this priority, Te Tatau o Te Arawa, with AUT and the University of Canterbury as research partners, is producing a Te Arawa values-based model for housing created with the wellbeing of people, culture and the taiao at its core. Te Tatau CEO Jude Pani says the Mauri Ora housing model is entering an exciting phase that will help Te Arawa uri and the community make good housing ...

December 17, 2021

Annual report fresh off the press

Te Tatau o Te Arawa has compiled its annual report for 2021 to present to Te Arawa uri at its upcoming AGM on 14 December from 4:30pm.  The hui will be held at GHA on Fenton Street. Due to limited space (up to 25 people) Te Tatau o Te Arawa has organised for the meeting to be live-streamed so people interested in watching the meeting can tune in via Te Tatau o Te Arawa's Facebook page.  You can read the annual report for 2021 HERE. The meeting will be live-streamed via https://www...

December 10, 2021

Heads up: Our AGM is 14 December

Tēnā tātau katoa, Te Tatau o Te Arawa will be holding its AGM from 4:30 pm on 14 December 2021 at GHA, 1108 Fenton Street, Rotorua. The hui will be live-streamed via the Te Tatau o Te Arawa Facebook page. The AGM will cover: ·  Minutes from the 2020 AGM ·  Reports from the board and the executive officer; and its ·  Annual Performance Report including a statement of financial accounts If you have any pātai, please do not hesitate to contact me at jude@tetatau...

November 30, 2021

Rotorua Lakes Councillors urged to vote cautiously tomorrow on future elective governance model

Te Tatau o Te Arawa is urging Rotorua district councillors to vote carefully on a recommendation that would guarantee only one Māori seat on Rotorua Lakes Council. Tomorrow (19 Nov 2021), Full Council will revisit the 2022 Representation Review and consider a Strategy, Policy and Finance (SP&F) Committee recommendation that would adopt the following governance model: 1 Mayor elected at large1 Māori Ward with 1 seat1 General Ward with 1 seat8 “At large” seatsA Rotorua Lakes Commun...

November 18, 2021

Mandated Te Arawa entities endorse Te Tatau o Te Arawa submission

More than 20 mandated Te Arawa entities have endorsed Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s submission to the Rotorua Lakes Council about the make-up of its elected representatives. Every six years councils are required by the Local Electoral Act 2001 to review their representation arrangements and to ensure they effectively and fairly represent the community. Te Tatau o Te Arawa lodged its submission before the 08 October 2021 deadline and is due to present its tono (submission) at the Rotorua Lakes Council...

October 14, 2021

Special e-pānui - Mahuru | September edition

An anonymous letter criticising a Rotorua kuia for flying the United Tribes and Tino Rangatiratanga flags on her property has been forwarded to the Race Relations Commission. Local, Jenny Jones, was disgusted by the letter. Her mokopuna, Kahutapeka Ututaonga, who's a Te Tatau o Te Arawa rangatahi representative, has reported the matter to the Race Relations Commission after encouragement from its Commissioner, Meng Foon. More on this story can be found in this special e-newsletter about the Rep...

September 23, 2021

Te Tatau o Te Arawa sets up Rotorua Reorua Fund

In recognition of this year’s Māori Language Moment, Te Tatau o Te Arawa has established a fund to support iwi, hapū and community-led reorua events and activities. The charitable trust leads Rotorua Reorua with support from Rotorua Lakes Council which made the declaration to advance as a bilingual city and district in August 2017. Te Tatau has secured $20k for its Rotorua Reorua Fund from the Department of Internal Affairs’ Partnership Fund - set aside for reorua centres. Te Tatau o Te ...

September 17, 2021

Partnership agreement between Te Arawa, Rotorua Inc (RED, Toi Ohomai) & Datacom

A partnership agreement is being signed tomorrow (27 July) between the Te Mānuka Partnership, which consists of Te Tatau o Te Arawa, Datacom, Toi Ohomai and Rotorua Economic Development to work towards the establishment of a contact centre. It signals a commitment from all entities to work towards creating a solution around how we can create employment opportunities in the technology sector for people in Rotorua. The partnership is focused on developing a digital services hub that will start w...

July 26, 2021

Come join us!

Te Tatau o Te Arawa board members are encouraging descendants who are free from midday on Friday (21 May 2021) to join them to attend the Rotorua Lakes Council’s Māori Wards meeting in the Council Chamber. At the hui, councillors will decide whether to establish Māori Wards from next year. It comes after a report prepared by Te Tatau o Te Arawa was presented to Council last week. Based on consultation and feedback from Te Arawa, the report recommends that for the 2022-2025 trienniu...

May 19, 2021

Māori Wards decision meeting to be live-streamed

A hui to reach a decision on whether to introduce Māori Wards in Rotorua will be live-streamed on Friday, 21 May 2021. The public meeting, which is due to start at midday and end at 2pm that day, will be held at the Rotorua Lakes Council.The council confirmed the hui would be live-streamed after a request from Tatau o Te Arawa which had been contacted by a number of Te Arawa uri (descendants).If you’re interested in watching next Friday’s hui tune in via the council live-stream HERE. ...

May 14, 2021

Te Arawa reaches a Māori Ward recommendation

Te Arawa uri (descendants) have reached a decision on whether Māori wards should be established in the Rotorua District thanks to a Māori Wards consultation led by Te Tatau o Te Arawa. Based on consultation and feedback from Te Arawa, Te Tatau o Te Arawa recommends that for the 2022-2025 triennium that the Rotorua Lakes Council:Establish Māori wards and retains Te Tatau o Te Arawa; andThe representation review to follow, reflects the outcome of the establishment of Māori wards.Based on ...

May 12, 2021

Māori wards consultation

Tihei Mauri Ora! Kei aku taitai huanga o tēnei waka tapu o tātau, Te Arawa waka, Te Arawa tangata, Tēnā rā koutou, otirā tātau katoa. By 21 May, Rotorua Lakes Council, and indeed all councils throughout the country, may decide whether to introduce Māori wards. The Government recently changed the Local Electoral Act, removing the ability of the community to demand a poll to overturn a council decision to introduce Māori wards. It has given councils until 21 May to decide if they want M...

March 19, 2021

Wastewater service firm seeking an apprentice

TRILITY, which has teamed up with the Rotorua Lakes Council to deliver wastewater services in the Rotorua district, maybe looking for you to join its ranks.TRILITY is looking for a first-year apprentice to join our experienced team in Rotorua and complete a certificate Level 4 in Wastewater treatment. It embraces diversity and inclusion and highly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds (including, but not limited to age, gender and ethnicity) to apply.This is a great opportunity to grow ...

March 15, 2021

AGM review reports a challenging 2020

The Te Tatau o Te Arawa AGM held at GHA on 13 December reflected on a challenging year including working with Te Arawa whānui to support whānau during the national lockdown and launching the Te Arawa 2050 Vision amongst everyday mahi being undertaken by board members. Click HERE to read the full report....

December 13, 2020

Te Tatau o Te Arawa hui a-tau

E te tii, e te taa o Te Arawa whānui, nau mai piki mai kake mai ki te hui a-tau a Te Tatau o Te Arawa. E haere ake te hui nei a te 13 o Hakihea ki te tari o GHA i te tiriti o Fenton. Mō te roanga o ngā whakamārama whakapā atu ki tā mātau mana hautū, Jude Pani, i runga īmera – jude@tetatau.nz....

November 27, 2020

Jobs available

There are four job opportunities being advertised by TRILITY, a company that’s teamed up with the Rotorua Lakes Council to deliver wastewater services in the Rotorua district.As part of Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s partnership with Council, we are working towards establishing a memorandum of understanding with TRILITY so that we can actively apply a cultural lens to the company’s recruitment process.Whānau, please share this pānui with your networks so our Te Arawa whanaunga can apply for any o...

September 18, 2020

Check out our latest e-pānui!

This edition reflects on the launch of the Te Arawa 2050 Vision and catches up with Te Arawa’s multi-talented couple, Grace and Anaha Hiini, who hosted the Te Arawa Vision launch.We also find out about the establishment of a Te Arawa Treasury and a newly formed reorua youth council set to make its mark on the city. As well as catch up with Taongahuia Maxwell whose business is proudly embracing the city’s reorua status and Te Arawa’s award-winning research consultant and Te Tatau o Te Arawa...

September 4, 2020

Te Arawa 2050 Vision to be launched

What started as a blank canvas has morphed into a robust and heartfelt picture of how Te Arawa sees its future over the next 30 years.The Te Arawa Vision 2050 is being launched on Sunday 19 July from 3pm to 6pm at Te Puia, after more than a year of wānanga and discussions throughout Te Arawa. The event will also be live-streamed on Te Arawa FM’s Facebook.Te Tatau o Te Arawa project managed the Te Arawa 2050 Vision and oversaw the rollout of a Te Arawa-wide engagement plan to help de...

July 15, 2020

Māori Affairs Select Committee hears from Te Tatau o Te Arawa

Te Tatau o Te Arawa chair, Te Taru White, has offered the Māori Affairs Select Committee updating rating legislation that affects Māori land, advice on how to enhance the bill. Mr White and the board’s executive officer, Jude Pani, appeared before the Māori Affairs Select Committee on Wednesday via video call. (03 June 2020)The Local Government (Rating of whenua Māori) Amendment Bill intends to support Māori land development, provision for housing and updating the rating of whenua Māori....

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