Following Hui ā Iwi held on Sunday 26 April and Sunday 24 May, the draft Ngāi Te Rangi Strategic Plan was presented and endorsed at Te Rereatukahia Marae on Sunday 14 June.
The strategic plan encapsulates the vision, mission statement, values, goals, strategies and indicators for Ngāi Te Rangi over the next 25 years.
Ngā mihi nui ki a Rawiri Tinirau rāua ko Anne-Marie Gilles nō Te Whare Wānanga o Te Awanuiarangi mō ā rāua mahi tautoko.
The Ngāi Te Rangi Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust subsquently adopted the plan at the June 2015 board meeting however, we still appreciate you sharing your ideas. We are now moving in to discussing how everyone can play a part in implementing the strategy. We will provide an update on progress in next month’s E-pānui.
Matariki celebrations kicked off this month at the base of our tūpuna maunga a Mauao with workshops, demonstrations, and activities catering for all the community. These included:
Our traditional waka navigator and Māori astronomer Jack Thatcher who shared his knowledge of Māori astronomy on guided walks around Mauao;
Presentations on the history of our Mauao by Reon Tuanau;
A spectacular fashion show was held at the Tauranga Art Gallery featuring the creations of our very own contemporary Māori artist Shona Tawhiao (Ngāi Tuwhiwhia). This event also showcased talented orator Te Kahu Rolleston (Te Whānau a Tauwhao/Ngāi Tamawhariua) and manu tioriori Emma Paki (Ngā Pōtiki).
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Matakana Island’s fight against development
Hundreds arrive to hear the proposal. Photo Courtesy of Te Rirarira Bain. The Environment Court has ruled against the large scale housing development that was proposed to take place on Matakana Island.
Three large forestry landowners TKC Holdings, Carrus Corporation and Blakely Pacific Limited sought to undertake substantial housing development on the forested sand barrier of the island. This required an amendment to the Western Bay of Plenty District Plan. The Environment Court has ruled against the amendment, therefore, halting the proposed housing development.
Name: Eddie Tiepa Bluegum Age: 39 Hapu Representitive for: Ngāi Tamawhariua ki Te Rereatukahia Mahi: Lawyer
What is your whakapapa? Grandparents and parents.
He uri ahau nō Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga ki Waiau, Ngāti Whakaue me Ngāti Raukawa.
Ko Te Tiepa (Eddie) rāua ko Te Rina (Lena) Purukamu ōku Tīpuna Mātua. Ko Kimioranga Poi tōku whaea. Ko Graham tōku pāpā, engari nā ōku tīpuna ahau i whakatipu.
I live in Tamaki with my Partner Nicole, my sons Tiepa and Blake, and my nephew Solomon.
Where did you grow up? And your fondest childhood memory.
I was born and bred in the Moana, mainly at Te Rereatukahia Pā. My fondest memories are definitely not the haircuts that my Grandfather used to give me but probably the whole package of growing up at the Pa, getting up to mischief with the cousins, playing games long ball, rugby, touch, and marbles (some world class marble cheats at Te Rereatukahia in my day haha).