Consultation on the Kaituna River Document

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority members include Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust, Te Kapu o Waitaha, Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the Rotorua Lakes Council, the Tauranga City Council, and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Ngati Whakaue are currently observers on Te Maru o Kaituna until such time as membership for Ngati Whakaue may be formalised through Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation. Their purpose is to promote the restoration, protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and spiritual health well-being of the Kaituna River. One of their key functions is to develop and approve the Kaituna River Document. Draft Kaituna River

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Maketu August Newsletter

Karena & Kasey Bird, updates on their virtual round trip of the world kai table in eighty days. Whakaue Marae Updates Maketu School 150 Year Celebrations and much more!

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Register your whanau

If you whakapapa to Ngati Whakaue and want to have a say on the offer the Crown has for a Ngati Whakaue settlement package, you need to register with Te Komiti Nui. It is important if you have already registered to keep your contact details updated so we can contact you in the future. There are 2 easy ways to do this: In person – collect and submit your hard copy registration from the Te Komiti Nui office located at The Rotorua Business Hub, 1209 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Online – the easy way to register!  Go to our website and complete the registration form or contact update form online.  Or subscribe by entering your email / whanau email addresses and

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Haerenga ki Mokaihaha

Late last year Iwi members including Wai claimants, were hosted by the Department of Conservation on a haerenga ki Mokaihaha at the request of Te Komiti Nui. Mokaihaha is an important ecological site in the Mamaku area.   This ‘taka i te whenua’ allowed whanau to walk the land and for some it was their first time. For most of the past 120 years our people have been disenfranchised from these iconic lands.  DOC openly discussed the use of 1080 to control possums and responded to the concerns raised regarding its effects on the environment.  Whanau were also able to witness the calls of the rarely seen kokako as dawn broke. Te Komiti Nui would like to offer more haerenga in

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Mai Maketu March Edition

Tena koutou,  Find attached the latest Mai Maketu newsletter with lots of exciting activities and developments happening in  the Maketu community!!

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Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu Hui, Sunday 21 Feb, 11am – Whakaue Marae

Tena koutou katoa, Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue, is the Ngati Whakaue mandated body to engage with the Crown on behalf of all extant historical claims.  The Board has arranged a hui for 21 February 2016 at 11am at Whakaue Marae and invite Ngati Whakaue Claimants and Iwi ki Tai, to attend and discuss next steps in regards to Maketu representation on the Board. Nau mai, haere mai. Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu Hui 11am, Sunday 21 February 2016, Whakaue Marae Settlement update and next steps for Maketu representation Nau mai, haere mai Office 07 3477673 info@whakaue.com

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Ngāti Whakaue Community, Sports & Recreation Fund 2015/16

The distribution of any funds distributed by Te Kotahitanga ō Ngāti Whakaue Assets Trust  are to be in accordance with the current Benefits, Allocations and Distributions Policy, as approved by the Trustees and Te Komiti Nui. The purpose of the Fund is to make a contribution to activities or events held by Ngāti Whakaue Community, Sports and Recreation groups that will have an overarching benefit for Ngāti Whakaue as an iwi. Please find the criteria and Application attached. AT Community Sports Recreation Application Form 2015_2016 Applications must be completed and received by the Secretary by 4:30pm 29 February 2016

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Mai Maketu February Newsletter

February Mai Maketu includes: Wānanga Series – Six wānanga are planned to support and strengthen the people of Maketu as required to the tikanga of Ngāti Whakaue on Maketu marae; Maketu Kura celebrations between the 18th—20th November 2016; TALT update including the Whakapoukorero Wetlands Project and goals of the Biodiversity Management plan; and much more!

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Mai Maketu – December edition

The December issue of Mai Maketu is now available. This issue covers updates about the opening of the Maketu Community Gym,  a korero from Little Waihi and offers details on an array of  upcoming events. Click here to view

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