• Our dream Moe moe (the dream)
  • Restoration of mauri
  • What does the journey look like to us
  • Formation of the Te Rangi-i-Taiawhiaotia Trust

The Mātāpono/Principles

The Trust is committed, in attaining its purposes, to:

  1. Respecting and implementing the dual heritage of the partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi);
  2. Respecting the whakapapa of our people and our precious links to all who live in the sea and on land;
  3. Respecting matauranga Māori and tikanga of the hapū of Te Whānau Moana me Te Rorohuri ngā hapū.
  4. Respecting the cultural diversity of people and encouraging people from all nationalities and cultures to utilise the Trust’s facilities and services;
  5. Inspiring people to reach their full potential;
  6. Working cooperatively with Haititaimarangai Marae and Karikari Marae and others in the community; and
  7. Maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Whāinga/ Purpose

The purpose of the Trust will be to benefit the public of New Zealand and to care for and restore where needed the environment we are part of. Without limiting this purpose in any way, the Trust will in particular:

  1. Develop and implement environmental educational strategies, programmes, resources and community engagement activities to be offered to the community;
  2. Develop and support the traditional management of the resources and Kaitiakitanga in the rohe of Te Whānau Moana me Te Rorohuri ngā hapū.
  3. Advocate directly within communities and with local and central government for the establishment of a fair and just system of conservation measures and biodiversity protection and restoration areas;.
  4. Support and create opportunities for young environmental professionals to work and engage with schools and communities in environmental education and ecological restoration and conservation management;
  5. Develop and foster the economic base of the rohe by creating, supporting and nurturing opportunities that allow and support the community to engage in positive ways with the learning, appreciation, enjoyment and participation in kaitiakitanga, environmental restoration and protection in its many forms;
  6. Foster and support the pursuit of scientific research, understanding and traditional knowledge of ecosystems and biodiversity, and endeavor to ensure that that knowledge is preserved and made publicly available;
  7. Provide cultural, technical, and scientific assistance to the community, schools and kaitiaki groups for the purpose of furthering the aims of the Trust;
  8. To do all such things as are conducive to the provision, supply and promotion of the above purposes and which are acceptable to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and/or the Charities Act 2005 or subsequent enactments.
  9. Notwithstanding anything herein contained or implied no power or reservation expressed or implied herein shall authorise the Trustees to do or suffer any act which does not further the charitable purposes hereof and the declaration of charitable purposes herein shall at all times be paramount so as to exclude any act or omission which is or may be deemed to be not in accordance with such purposes.

Kaitiakitanga and tikanga

Partnerships with larger communities

Whanaungatanga is about relationship, kinship and a sense of family connection. It is created through shared experiences and working together and provides people with a sense of belonging. It comes with rights and obligations, which serve to strengthen each member of that whanau or group.

Manaakitanga – means the process of showing respect, generosity and care for the people who use the services, their whanau and communities. It also means to show respect and care for their information and stories.

The Kaitiaki program
– nuts and bolts of who, what are the immediate goals, long term goals etc to demonstrate kaitiakitanga.