Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga

About the Taiwhenua:

Like the unfurling koru frond of a native fern, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga has grown, developed and strengthened over the years. The journey has been rich with learning, highs and lows, testing times and many pioneering moments. Illustrated in this section are the principles, values and experiences that make us unique and assisted to create the kaupapa Māori environment we have at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.

 

Pepeha:

 

Ko Kahurānaki te maunga

Ko Ngaruroro te awa

Ko Takitimu te waka

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi

Ko Heretaunga te Taiwhenua

 

 

Whakatauākī:

  • Heretaunga Haukū nui

  • Heretaunga Ararau

  • Heretaunga Haaro o Te Kaahu

  • Heretaunga Takotoa noa

  • Heretaunga of life giving dew

  • Heretaunga of Arcadian pathways

  • Heretaunga, beauty of which can only be seen by the Hawk

  • Heretaunga that has been left to us the humble servants

 

 

Governance:

The Governance of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is the Te Haaro Board of Trustees. The Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga Trust Deed was aligned to Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated processes in 2000, resulting in Marae/ Hapū and Maata Waka representation on the Board of Trustees.

The Board is made up of fifteen (15) members who are mandated by the individual Marae and affiliated Hapū, including one (1) Maata Waka mandated trustee.

 

Seventeen (17) Marae are represented on Te Haaro Board of Trustees through natural Marae clusters. Te Haaro Board of Trustees provide the visionary strategic leadership for Heretaunga that reflects the needs and aspirations of Marae/ Hapū, Whānau and Communities. Te Haaro also ensures Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is high performing, compliant and fulfilling the vision and kaupapa in accordance with the Trust Deed and tikanga.

 

 

Te Haaro Board: (January 2019)

  • Chairperson: Mike Paku

  • Deputy Chairperson: Christine Hilton

  • Mangaroa Marae: Abrielle Robin

  • Waimārama Marae: Horiana Williams

  • Ōmāhu Marae: Moana-Lee Mackey

  • Kahurānaki Marae: Christine Hilton/Leah Hapuku-Annan

  • Mihiroa Marae and Taraia Marae: Donna Keefe

  • Te Aranga Marae: Kararaina Kire

  • Matahiwi Marae: Ripeka Kireka

  • Ruahāpia Marae: Mike Paku/Bridget Paku

  • Korongatā Marae: Christine Tamati

  • Te Āwhina Marae: Amo Puha

  • Rūnanga Marae: Monica Kendrick

  • Houngarea Marae and Mawhai Marae: Heeni Carlson

  • Waipatu Marae: Waiora Rogers - Board Representative on Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Board - (To view profile click here)

     

Office Management & COVID-19 Support Staff 

  • Office CEO & Administrators - George Reedy (CE), 

  • Te Reo, Tikanga & Mātauranga – 

  • Environment and Natural Resources - Marei Apatu

  • Essential Services during Covid-19 - Click here

  • Kaiwhakarite for Tangihanga Process during Covid-19 period - Mike Paku 021 184 1503 

  • Kai Hau Kai Initial Contact: George Edwards - 027 229 8464

 

Contact Information

 

Kahungunu Marae