At the December 2017 rūnanga meeting, members of Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga agreed to work toward a restructure of the rūnanga and our relationship with all key stakeholders with a view to achieving mana motuhake/independence. An interim working party was established to lead the project and at the February 2018 rūnanga meeting the working party presented a draft proposal.
The proposal set out a three phased project:
1. Phase One – Engagement and Consultation
2. Phase Two – Development
3. Phase Three – Implementation
You can find out more detail about the work within each of these phases in the section The Tuahiwi project.
At a March 2018 rūnanga meeting, the Tuahiwi Project was approved and the Governance Group (GG) was confirmed.
A project team was also appointed to lead this important piece of work.
Four wānanga will be delivered at Tuahiwi Marae as part of Phase One of the project. These wānanga have been developed so all whānau can contribute to shaping our future. You can find out more about these wānanga here .
There will also be a range of other opportunities for ngā uri of Ngāi Tūāhuriri to be part of shaping this project and contribute their whakaaro on what the future of Ngai Tūāhuriri may look like. The GG encourages all whānau to become involved in the project.
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.