The Tuahiwi Project is an important phase in the development of Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga. It will help shape our future and define our collective ambitions as whānau and hapū. It is critical that ngā uri o Ngāi Tūāhuriri are involved in this project and contribute their hopes, dreams and vision for the future of our whānau. The project will help us to determine how we want to organise ourselves and
to be better fit for purpose. This project will enable us to have the conversation about our structure and how we came to be as we currently are and what we want for the future.
The Tuahiwi Project has three phases:
1. Phase One – Engagement and Consultation
2. Phase Two – Development
3. Phase Three – Implementation
We are currently in Phase One – Engagement and Consultation
During Phase One of the Tuahiwi Project, four wānanga be delivered at Tuahiwi Marae. The marae has been chosen as the venue to provide an inclusive environment where all whānau can come together and contribute to shaping our future.
In addition to the wānanga there will be a number of platforms for ngā uri of Ngāi Tūāhuriri to be part of the future and contribute their whakaaro on what the future of Ngai Tūāhuriri may look like.
We want as many whānau as possible to participate in this important process and the runanga encourages you to attend the wānanga if possible, or use one of the other platforms to give us your feedback.
Following the conclusion of Phase One a draft report will be provided to the GG, followed by a final report , which will identify key themes from discussions about:
• The future we want
• The strategic plan we want
• The structure to deliver this plan
• The Pa we want, including the marae
• How we want both ‘us and our children after us’ to participate in this future.
• Where to from here