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Rotorua Housing Accord

Housing Accord renews the commitment by Government, Rotorua Lakes Council, Te Arawa and Ngāti Whakaue for better housing and social outcomes in Rotorua. The Accord seeks to:reduce the reliance on emergency housing provide better support and care to people in emergency housingincrease housing supply to ensure more Rotorua people have access to safe, dry, warm, permanent homes This pipeline of public, affordable, iwi and Māori housing will ensure Rotorua can be a strong, vibrant c...

December 9, 2022

Emergency Housing progress update

A Rotorua Housing Accord announcement between the Government, Rotorua Lakes Council, Te Arawa and Ngāti Whakaue will be made tomorrow. (Friday, 9 December 2022) The event is possible thanks to contributions by Te Arawa and Ngāti Whakaue. In case you weren’t able to attend the emergency housing hui for Te Arawa on 27 November, visit https://bit.ly/3W4hImx to read the progress update delivered by the Te Arawa Working Party responding to emergency housing. (Update: 09 December 2022: The Facebo...

December 8, 2022

In brief - November hui heads up

Te Tatau o Te Arawa has two upcoming hui on its radar:  Emergency Housing Hui - Te Papaiōuru Marae - 27 November 2022; and Te Tatau o Te Arawa Partnership Agreement Review hui - 29 November 2022 For more information visit HERE....

November 23, 2022

Meet the RLC candidates

Te Tatau o Te Arawa, Pakihi Ora, Te Arawa FM/ The Heat and Local Gecko Productions joined forces to create virtual sessions to meet candidates standing for the Rotorua Lakes Council.  We invited ward candidates and mayoral candidates to share why they were standing in the 2022 Local Election. Find out more HERE....

September 16, 2022

Te reo Māori to echo through Rotorua CBD

Caption: Te Tatau o Te Arawa manahautū, Jude Pani, Kōtihi Reo director, Dr Anaha Hiini, and Te Arawa FM/ The Heat host, Norm Rahiri, in Te Manawa.  ...

September 10, 2022

2022 Annual General Meeting

Te Tatau o Te Arawa's AGM takes place at GHA, 1108 Fenton Street, Rotorua from 2 this afternoon.  A copy of the Annual Report is available HERE. The hui which will be live-streamed via Te Tatau's Facebook page and will cover: ·        Reports from the board and the executive officer ·        Annual Performance Report, including a statement of financial accounts. Nau mai haere mai if you're available or watch the hui via...

September 9, 2022

Rotorua Reorua Quarterly Fund available again

The Rotorua Reorua quarterly fund of $2000 is again available. This little pūtea may help towards upcoming Rotorua community events scheduled for Te Wiki o te reo Māori which runs from 12 - 18 September. We accept applications in te reo Māori and English. Visit https://bit.ly/3AraWPP for the full guidelines including details of upcoming funding round dates. You can also download the application form via https://bit.ly/3PtoeiV Applications for this funding round close on 31 August with succes...

August 16, 2022

Rangatahi election results announced

Te Tatau o Te Arawa voting papers have been counted and the 2022 – 2025 rangatahi representatives are Te Waiarangi Merito and Kahutapeka Ututaonga.  Voting closed at midday. (05 August 2022) Election Services’ Dale Ofsoske, who is the Chief Returning Officer for Te Tatau o Te Arawa, declared the successful candidates after the votes were confirmed. The voting results show Maringi James received 627 votes, Tara Sears received 486, while 915 votes were secured by Te Waiarangi Merito and...

August 5, 2022

Words of wisdom for Rangatahi candidates

Outgoing Te Tatau o Te Arawa rangatahi representative, Danielle Marks, has some words of wisdom for the four wāhine vying for a spot on the board. Kahutapeka Ututaonga, Te Waiarangi Collier-Merito, Maringi James and Tara Sears are contending for the two rangatahi positions. All four candidates have outstanding skills, abilities, and iwi connections so it is expected to be a tight race. Danielle was 22 when she was elected to the board in 2019. She had been living in Hamilton, studying for ...

August 3, 2022

Expect mail about online voting

Thank you to all our whanaunga of Te Arawa who gave us a heads up about an omission in the recent Te Tatau o Te Arawa Rangatahi election form mailout. Unfortunately, the online voting credentials (access voting code and password) in that correspondence were missed out in the printing process of the forms. If you have already completed and returned the voting document by post, please disregard this pānui. If you’d like to vote online, please expect a letter in the mail soon from Election Serv...

July 20, 2022

Election called for rangatahi candidates vying for Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board vacancies

A Board election has been called for registered Te Arawa members to pick two rangatahi representatives for Te Tatau o Te Arawa before voting closes at midday on Friday, 05 August 2022. Board positions for the other 12 roles have been duly elected unopposed as candidate numbers did not exceed the number of available vacancies. Te Tatau o Te Arawa manahautū, Jude Pani, acknowledges all the candidates who put their names forward. “Thank you to all our kaitono pōti (candidates) who put their h...

July 13, 2022

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...

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