Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated wants to protect our environment. We believe that our environment has a direct influence on the health of our people. Therefore we are interested in preserving and protecting our air, water, lands, and our resources for the benefit and survival of our future generations. For this purpose Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is seeking whanau, hapu and iwi eco-warriors to spread the word about threats to our whenua, moana and wai Maori.
In July 2009 Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated gave future eco warriors the opportunity to participate in a competition about protecting the environment and the threats to our whenua, moana and wai Maori. Rangatahi were invited to submit an opinion piece (250-1000 words long) that:
- Outlines the biosecurity threat
- Describes the impact in terms of Matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge) or on our Tikanga (practices)
- Describes what you think we as Maori or Ngati Kahungunu need to do about the issue.
Entries closed on 30 June 2009 and all entries have been published on this website
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Taiohi Taiao Rangahau Wananga
In July 2009, 20, 12– 16 year old Ngati Kahungunu students attended a four day wananga as research assistants that included a field study of Napier Port. During the wananga students learned about biosecurity, environmental issues, research, project planning and matauranga Maori. Click here for more information.
Hui A Hapu
Hui A Hapu have been held to give hapu the opportunity to bring their issues to the floor and discuss ways to progress forward with the support of the iwi. An initial hui was held in March 09 at Taihoa Marae. The purpose of this hui was to contribute to the annual and strategic planning of Ngati Kahungunu to ensure that the work of the iwi is relevant and useful to whanau and hapu.
The two themes included in this Hui were Freshwater Ownership and Kaitiakitanga, and Whanau, Hapu and Iwi Economic Development. Notes of the Hui can be reviewed by clicking the links below:
Wairoa March 2009
Wairarapa June 2009
Pictures taken at the Taiao Conference held at Te Aute College 2007
If you would like to know more about what the iwi is doing to protect our environment, please contact the CE Meka Whaitiri: firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to PO Box 2406, HASTINGS 4153