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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....

June 4, 2020

Local Government Amendment Bill

Te Tatau o Te Arawa has filed a submission on the Local Government Amendment Bill that aims to update rating legislation affecting Māori land. The Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament in March. Submissions, which closed on 17 of this month, will be considered by the Māori Affairs Select Committee. More details about the Bill can be found HERE. You can read the tono prepared by Te Tatau by clicking HERE....

May 18, 2020

Te Arawa Vision

Te Arawa e, tēnā tātau.Thank you to our hapū, iwi, marae, rōpū and uri who have shared whakaaro and moemoeā to help create our shared vision statement, values and goals that will take Te Arawa into the future – and, in the near future, will also contribute to our post Covid-19 transformational recovery.The draft Te Arawa Vision is now available for feedback from you through a quick survey and we’d appreciate your input. Feedback closes on Friday 22 May at 3pm.Please feel free to share...

May 8, 2020

April 2020 E-PĀNUI

Kia ora e te iwi, we trust you’re keeping yourselves and your whānau safe during the nation’s Covid-19 lockdown. Check out our latest e-pānui where we’re reminded of the foresight of our late deputy chair, Mala Grant, who had a vision for our health organisations and iwi entities to come together to leverage off each other’s strengths; we acknowledge the efforts by one of our māmā prior to lockdown to infuse te reo Māori into local events; and we profile one of our newest members on...

April 18, 2020

He Maimai Aroha

E Roma, kia uia ai koe e te mate, “he aha rā tō tākoha ki te ao kikokiko?” Me pēneki tō whakautu, “ko te aroha nui, ko te aroha roa, ko te aroha kore here, koiraka!”. A kāti, kei te tuawahine, haere i runga i te aroha, auē taukiri e ….It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our loving friend, whānaunga, and deputy chair, Mala Grant. Mala has been with Te Tatau o Te Arawa since the beginning and brought to the table years of governance experience, and a ...

February 7, 2020

He Mihi | Seasons Greetings

Ngā mihi mō tēnei wāhanga o te tau.In this edition of our e-pānui read about progress on a town planning tool of Ōhinemutu resources, set to be a game changer for our poeple, as well as efforts by our community to advance Rotorua Reorua and kōrero from some of our board members....

December 24, 2019

Te Arawa Annual General Meeting

Te Arawa uri are invited to attend the Te Tatau o Te Arawa Annual General Meeting from 2pm on Sunday, 24 November, 2019.The AGM will be held at GHA, 1108 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Click on the button below to see the AGM agenda.Nau mai, haere mai....

November 22, 2019

Newly Elected Board’s Informal Meeting

In this edition of Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s e-pānui read about the newly elected board’s informal meeting at the end of August, upcoming Te Arawa E vision workshops and what’s been achieved two year’s on from the declaration of Rotorua Reorua in August 2017....

September 10, 2019

Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board

Meet the 23 candidates who’ve put their names forward to secure a position on the Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board. Voting for the upcoming election closes on 9 August, 2019....

July 17, 2019

Te Tatau o Te Arawa | ELECTIONS 2019

In this instalment of the e-pānui, nominations for Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s upcoming election have closed, information about Te Arawa E, a project being facilitated by Te Tatau with support from many Te Arawa groups and organisations, aims to find out what uri envision for the future and we catch up with two Te Arawa descendants who’ve been influential in advancing Te Tatau o Te Arawa projects....

June 26, 2019

Te Tatau o Te Arawa | ELECTIONS 2019

A call for nominations from interested Te Arawa uri wishing to stand for Te Tatau o Te Arawa has been issued, Rotorua Mayor, Steve Chadwick, shares her whakaaro about the importance of partnership between Council and Te Arawa, as well as the establishment of the Ōhinemutu Development Working Group and a word from Te Tatau’s outgoing representative, Ana Morrison....

May 15, 2019

Rangatahi Actor And Activist – Meet Ngahuia Hona-Paku

Ngahuia – Right-hand side, practising as a River Spirit for Witi Ihimaeras opera “Flowing Water”(Ngāti Kahungungu, Te Arawa)As a young entrepreneur, Ngahuia was just seven when she would buy and sell poi to tourists in village of Whakarewarewa. It became clear then that Ngahuia had the grit and determination to find opportunities, and make them work.“I used to go into town buy poi, then on-sell them to manuhiri at Whaka, I was self-employed when I was seven! I was also penny diving and ...

December 17, 2018

From Building Papakainga To Relationships – Meet Geoff Rolleston

(Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Taeotu, Ngai te Rangi, Te Whānau o Tauwhao ki Rangiwaea)“Te Arawa can bring to the table the economic power-house to the local economy, as the biggest ratepayers in town we have a right to sit alongside this council and we need to exercise our rights respectfully and harmoniously.”When you take the time to sit down with Geoff it quickly becomes clear he has big plans for the iwi he represents. Having started his career at the Waipa Mill when he...

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