June 2013

In this issue

Chairman - Dr A T Mahuika reflects on the achievements and life of the late Hon. Parekura Horomia, Hui a Iwi held at Hiruharama marae to inform and update Ngati Porou whanau and hapu of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou current developments, Rauru marae hosts a Marae and Community Funding Expo and Mark Iles talks about the Te Riu o Waiapu Bee Industry project.

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Nati Beekeepers a buzz in the Waiapu

In the future customers strolling along the supermarket aisles in Shanghai or Beijing could be popping jars of Waiapu Gold Manuka honey into their shopping baskets if the aspirations of an innovative new project are realised. At the end of last year the Ministry for Primary Industries supported a proposal which looks at developing the Bee industry in Te Riu o Waiapu.

Marae and Community Funding Expo - Rauru Marae

A Marae and Community Funding Expo was held at Rauru marae in Ruatoria on March 20th, as part of a collaborative effort by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and other organisations (including Department of Internal Affairs, Maori Land Court and TPK) to support our marae communities. 

Mana Whenua, Mana Moana, Mana Motuhake Ngati Porou

Within the wider political landscape there are many kaupapa with the potential to impact upon the mana and rangatiratanga of Ngati Porou. A Hui a Iwi was called last month by the elected representatives of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, to inform and update whanau and hapu members about some of the most recent developments occurring within this constantly evolving environment.

Whanau Oranga - Supporting Rangatahi to achieve their potential

Whanau Oranga, the social services division of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou has a team of Kaimahi based in Kaiti and up the Coast who understand the challenges faced by rangatahi, and deliver a range of programmes aimed at supporting them to achieve their potential.

Turning of the Tide - a Ngati approach

The Turning of the Tide is a new Police strategy launched at the end of last year which applies a prevention rather than an enforcement ethos to dealing with Maori representation in crash statistics and the criminal justice system. The strategy also commits Police and Maori to working together to achieve common goals.