Tino Rangatiratanga

As Tāne sought indepenence from Ranginui and Papatūānuku so we must demand our independence from the government. It is only through independence that Kahungunu will grow and prosper. Dependence will keep us locked into the destructive cycles and negative statistics prevalent today. Tino Rangatiratanga begins with self, continues through the whānau, the hapū and the iwi.

 

  • Controlling our own resources

 

  • Making our own decisions

 

  • Determining our own outcomes

 

  • Owning the consequences of our decisions

 

  • Tū whakahīhī ~ assertive, confident, standing tall and strong

 

  • Independent and contributing to our society

 

  • Government boundaries align to Iwi boundary