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.

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 develop the document.

In 2019, following a call from the people for a new, united, whole of Te Arawa vision, a collective made up of key decision-makers representing 16 Te Arawa mandated organisations came together to form the Te Arawa 2050 Rōpū Whakahaere to develop the matakitenga.

You can read the documents, in te reo Māori or English, by clicking on the button below.

Ngā mihi manahau to the hundreds of Te Arawa uri who added their whakaaro and voice to the Te Arawa Matakitenga including our māngai hapū. Some of their videos can be seen below.

Video note: If you’d like to watch the videos in full screen and it appears somewhat fuzzy, please use your mouse and click on the ‘HD’ setting cog in the bottom right corner of the YouTube video and select 1080p under the ‘quality’ option.  This will help make the video clearer.