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  • TRUST MEETINGS WITH IWI/WHANAU

    We have established meetings to be had with whanau that are separate from the Waitaha-Hui-A-iwi where we normally report.  The reason for this is to create an opportunity to have face to face conversations with quality time that allows for two way discussion without the pressure of any agenda or time constraints. The first meeting […]

  • MAXIMISING THE PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT ASSETS

    Waitaha Group Holdings and Waitaha Asset Limited Partnership(s) are the commercial companies who govern property and land assets. Recently Te Kapu O Waitaha transferred Ohineangaanga, Lenihan Drive, and Whitikiore properties to the mentioned companies.  This move followed consultation with legal and tax advisors.  The key focus is to maximise the value and land retention.  To […]

  • TE KOPUROA ORCHARD

    Te Kopuroa Orchard is managed by EastPack.  A five year plan is in motion to maximize the potential of the Orchard, and return.  Vine health has been a big focus in the past year.  This has included the replacement of sick vines, the containment of any PSA infected vines, and management of the impacts of […]

  • WAITAHA CULTURAL MONITORS

    Many iwi have around two cultural monitors.  Waitaha is fortunate to have six monitors to call on.  The work of the cultural monitor involves many hours spent on their feet in all weather following construction machinery in the case of accidental discoveries. Discoveries may include unearthing taonga, gardens, pits, and so on.  Their role is […]

  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

    The trust along with Maru Tapsell and Whareoteriri Rahiri are involved in the following projects; Cultural landscape design for the Papamoa Regional Heritage Park Wairakei reserve Papamoa Waiari pipeline project Establishment of a new Government Agency “Three Waters” Kaituna re-diversion Project The importance of representation on these projects is to exercise our rights under the […]

  • HOUSING ASSISTANCE – TE PUNI KOKIRI FUNDING

    We have met with Te Puni Kokiri with regards to funding for housing.  TPK provides housing assistance for utilities that provide for the basic needs.  We have been advised that Whanau Ora has been funded to deliver this support in your community.  This initiative including housing needs will be further discussed during the up and […]

  • LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

    We have recently had discussion with Poutiri Trust who advise they are establishing pathways for rangatahi to become more involved in the health sector.  This includes rangatahi participating at a Board level, and the establishment of their own hub.  In addition they have emphasised that they exist to service people no matter which iwi affiliation […]

  • TE ARAWA FISHERIES AGM

    Waitaha has interests in Te Arawa Fisheries (TAF), due to quota.  We attended the AGM recently to hear their annual report and plans for the future. Chris Insley is the new appointed General Manager.  He delivered a clear focus on making change to improve the performance and financial position of the Trust.  These included introduction […]

  • ELECTRONIC VOTING BY 2022

    The Trust Charter states that Trust election by postal ballot is to be phased out completely by 2022.  In order to prepare for this, we will be confirming registration information through a mail out to all whanau.  Electronic voting means whanau will need to have an email address, and cell phone to participate in electronic […]

  • WAITAHA IWI APP

    Our stats tell us that a huge percentage of people accessing Trust communications are doing this via their mobile devices.  This includes people aged over 65 years. We will  provide training for our koeke so they feel confident in using their phones to connect with whanau, access information when they need to, and be able […]