Election Process, Matapouri and Mokau Marae: - Voting for Matapouri Marae is currently underway and closes on Thursday 20th April at 5pm, results will be announced at a Special Election Meeting to be held at the Trust Board on Friday 21st April at 9:30am. The nomination period for Mokau Marae has been extended to Wednesday 12th April, 5pm.
NTB Sub-Committees: - The Board sub-committees were formalised as follows:
Marine and Costal Area Act: - Keir Volkering and Mylie George gave a brief update regarding applications under the Marine and Costal Act. There are 2 aspects of the Act. 1) Protective Customary Right and 2) Customary Marine Title.
Mylie is supporting individuals who would like to submit applications which close on Monday 3rd April 2017. NTB has lodged a blanket application on behalf of all of Ngātiwai.
Marae Reports: - The following updates for marae were given.
Kawa: - Not a lot to report from the marae due to the Ngāti Rehua settlement.
Matapouri: - The marae AGM is being organised for later in the month.
Ngaiotonga: - The Kiwikiwi whanau are holding a reunion at the marae this weekend. The marae will also be hosting the ANZAC dawn service in collaboration with Te Rawhiti and the Russell RSA. Unfortunately there was damage caused to the marae during the last storm, also a wall leak has appeared in the wharekai and some of the kitchen appliances need upgrading.
Ngunguru: - The marae hosted a hui for rohe-moana.
Oakura: - North-power have cleared the surrounding trees away from Omahanga so we’ve been distributing the fire-wood to the elderly in the community. The marae will be holding a whakatau for Rayonier on the 15th April. We’re also seeking funding for kitchen appliances.
Omaha: - The marae charter is being updated, so the marae is closed for bookings until this work is completed. A woman by the name of Judy Shakespare visited the marae to apologise on behalf of her tupuna who removed Tenatahi from Hauturu.
Otetao: - The concrete in front of the marae entrance has been replaced. The committee will be holding a meeting next week.
Pataua: - The roof is currently being placed on our building, we are also carrying out maintenance on our roadway. The committee is holding a meeting this weekend to develop our marae structure.
Punaruku: - The marae committee have continued to hold meetings regarding elections and the placement of our marae. We now have 2 locations available to us Waikaramihi and below the school.
Tuparehuia: - A meeting of the marae committee and Haydn (NTB) will be scheduled shortly to sign off the LTO. We received a resignation late last year from our Treasurer Daryl Pita, so Gary Reti has been elected as the new Treasurer. Our next marae committee meeting will be held in April 2017.
Whananaki: - There have been 2 whanau tangi at the marae over the last month. The marae committee have held a series of meetings regarding renovations. Pam Armstrong has secured funding for a feasibility to be carried out on the renovations. At this stage the committee has decided the renovations will be completed in 2 stages, firstly the ablutions and then the wharekai. Also the group opposing the Ngāti Rehua settlement won their injunction and the NRNWKATB have been ordered to hold an AGM.
New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae (Level 3): - An open evening was held on Tuesday 28th March at the Education Unit. For those interested in enrolling on the course contact: Freephone 0800 162 100 or www.northtec.ac.nz
Scholarships: - The Education Committee will review the amount of funds provided to each applicant. Once the review is complete NTB Scholarships will be opened and advertised.
Staff Meetings: - A regular staff meeting has been introduced to occur each fortnight. At the recent staff meeting the Board’s strategic plan was re-socialised with staff, the next step will be to develop an annual plan which will feed down to staff individual work plans to achieve the Board’s directives and goals.
Te Kupenga Reo o Ngātiwai: - The launch of Te Kupenga Reo o Ngātiwai was held at Ngunguru marae from the 24-25th March 2017.
Under the Ngātiwai Trust Deed, notice is hereby given that the following persons have been nominated as Trustee for Matapōuri Marae of the Ngātiwai Trust Board.
As there were no nominations recieved for Mōkau Marae, the nomination period for Mōkau has been extended to 5pm Wednesday 12 April 2017.
Please find below the Nomination form, or alternatively these forms are available from the Ngātiwai Trust Board Office, 129 Port Road Whangarei.
Ngātiwai Education - Te Here o Tukaiaia will be running a a course based at a Ngatiwai Marae and in the Oceans Tutukaka Hotel Restaurant that will see learners come out with a NZ Certificate in manaaki marae. An open evening is being held on the 28th of March 5PM where you can find out more about the programme at the Ngatiwai Education office in Toll Stadium. The course begins on the 10th May. For more information, please see the panui below or contact the Ngatiwai Education team on 09 972 7670or North Tech on 0800 162 100.
*** New date announced - Kia Ora Whanau, on Friday the 28th of April, The Ngatiwai Education Team - Te Au Here o Tūkaiaia are celebrating the success of all the 22 tamariki that participated in the Rau Ora Youth Programme - "Realising Potential through sport".***
*** Kia Ora Whānau, with the tangi of Aunty Mere Piripi being held at Otetao Reti marae please be advised that the Rau Ora Celebration that was scheduled for Friday 7th April has been postponed and we will advise of a new date soon. ***
On Friday the 7th of April, The Ngatiwai Education Team - Te Au Here o Tūkaiaia are celebrating the success of all the tamariki that participated in the Rau Ora Youth Suicide Prevention Programme - "Realising Potential through sport".
In the second half of 2016 Te Au Here o Tūkaiaia ran the wananga based Rau Ora programme out of Whangaruru, which seen the project team invite a number of international sporting role models to inspire tamariki, with the likes of Maioro Barton (Wheel Blacks), Kylie Leuluai (NZ Rugby League), Valerie Adams (Olympic Shot Putter), Deanne Carpenter (NZ Boxing), Kewene Edmonds (Waka Ama), Kendell Heremaia and Stirling Smith (Basketball NZ).
Taitamariki who participated in this programme worked towards completing an introduction certificate for New Zealand touch referees. With this certificate they have proven that they have the skills and ability to referee touch games at any level. They also developed a range of other valuable qualities such as leadership, event planning, team work which are transferable skills that will help them become valued members of their communities, and ultimately future leaders of Ngātiwai.
This event on the 7th of April is an opportunity for all those involved as well as their whānau, hapū and iwi to come together and celebrate the fantastic outcomes of this successful programme.
The evening is a formal event so boys are asked to wear a white shirt with black pants and girls a skirt and top or dress. Whānau are invited and encouraged to attend to recognise the successful outcomes our tamariki achieved.
Rau Ora - Celebrating Success
Otetao Reti Marae - Whangaruru
Friday 7th of April - 530pm
Dress attire - Formal
Ngātiwai Education - Te Au Here o Tukaiaia
09 972 7670 or 021 268 4259
Nga mai, haere mai
"Ki te tangi a Tukaiaia ko NgatiWai kei te haere.
He korihirihi po, he korihirihi ao"
E Kui ma, e Kara ma, e nga Matua, e nga Whaea,
E noho mai na koutou i runga i nga marae,
o te akauroa o NgatiWai wharoa.
Whakarongo mai ki te manu e karanga nei, e tuituia nei i a tatou
kia huihui mai ki te marae o Ngunguru, ki te whare o Paratene Te Manu mo te Whakamaanutanga o te kaupapa nei,
"Te Kupenga Reo O NgatiWai"
The Ngātiwai Trust Board are pleased to announce the Launch of Te Kupenga Reo o Ngātiwai, a Reo Maori revitalisation kaupapa that has been designed to help build capacity and capability on marae of Ngātiwai.
Ko Te Ra: Saturday, 25th March, 2017
Ko Te Wahi: Ngunguru Marae
Ko Te Wa: 9.30am
We are asking our people, kuia and kaumatua to arrive at 9.30am to be welcomed to the marae and to set the kaupapa for the welcome to manuhiri and the launch of Te Kupenga Reo o Ngātiwai scheduled for 11am. Following the launch there will be the hakari inside the wharekai - Manaakitia Te Iwi.
Tuituia mai Huihuia mai Paiheretia mai
Heoi ano tenei
Ngātiwai Education - Te Au Here O Tukaiaia, are running the Nga Tau Miharo - The Incredible Years Programme again in Tikipunga and Ngunguru in 2017!
This course promotes positive parenting strategies by incorporating a diverse range of communication skills and parenting tools which is designed for parents (Mums and Dads), Grandparents, guardians and carers – anyone who has regular contact with 3-8 year old children.
Tikipunga Tavern Conference Room, 3 Wanaka Street, Tikipunga
Thursdays 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday 6pm - 8.30pm or
Wednesday 9am - 12pm.
To enrol contact the team now as there are only limited spaces available:
Elizabeth Rini - Tikipunga facilitator
09435 1261 or 021 2337810
Cassie Munson - Ngunguru facilitator
021 234 3527
Leila Amos - Ngunguru facilitator
Nau mai haere mai!
The Marine and Coastal Area Act came into force in April 2011. This Act repealed and replaced the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004(bit.ly/2lZZb9s) and has the stated purpose of restoring and protecting customary interests in the marine and coastal area.
The Act creates special status for the “common marine and coastal area”, meaning neither the Crown nor any other person can own it. The marine and coastal area extends from mean high water springs (roughly the highest point washed by the tide) to 12 nautical miles offshore and t runs along the whole coastline of New Zealand, including around off-shore islands. The common marine and coastal area is all of that space, excluding certain conservation areas and existing private titles.
The Act creates for processes whereby the Applicant can apply to have their customary interests recognised by applying for either customary marine title and/or protected customary rights.
With a deadline of April 3 2017 applying to any applications under the Act, we want to ensure our whanau have all the information they need to make informed decisions about moving forward and the options for protecting our customary rights.
An Applicant group can be one or more iwi, hapu or whanau. Each Applicant group requires a representative, which can either be a person or a legal entity (such as a runanga or a trust) with a formal contact point (chairperson, secretary, lawyer etc). That representative will need to ensure that it can demonstrate authority to represent the Applicant group.
Customary Marine Title (CMT) recognises the customary relationship of an iwi, hapu or whanau with part of the common marine and coastal area. Customary Marine Title, once granted/recognised can’t be sold and free public access, fishing and other recreational activities can continue in areas covered by CMTs.
An Applicant group applying for CMT must prove that the area specified in their application:
Matters that will be considered in determining whether a CMT exists include whether the Applicant group or any of its members:
The following rights conferred by the grant of Customary Marine Title include:
Protected customary rights (PCR) can also be granted in the common marine and coastal area for a customary activity like the collection of hangi stones or launching waka. "Customary activities” are not defined in the Act, however, a protected customary right cannot include an activity that:
In applying for PCRs, the Applicant group must prove that the protected customary right has been exercised in the specified area since 1840; and continues to be exercised by that group in that same area in accordance with tikanga.
If the Applicant group is granted PCR, the Applicant group doesn’t require resource consent to carry out that activity; and Local authorities cannot grant resource consents for other activities that would have an adverse effect on the protected customary right.
The Act provides two pathways through which Applicant groups can make applications for CMT, PCR or both,:
It is possible to apply through both pathways at the same time, though the Crown may choose not to engage with an Applicant group that has also applied to the Court. The tests for proving CMT and PCR, and the outcomes from having those rights granted or recognised, as described above, are the same in both processes.
Applications under both processes must be made by 3 April 2017.
What is the Ngatiwai Trust Board doing about this?
As the timeframe is very short for making applications the Ngatiwai Trust Board is preparing “Blanket” applications under both pathways on behalf of Te Iwi o Ngatiwai for our entire rohe. This was discussed at our recent hui-a-iwi held at Otetao Marae on 4 March 2017. The Board will also support applications made by Ngatiwai whanau, hapu, marae and other Applicant groups.
It is important to understand that the Board has never accepted the Act as fully recognising and protecting customary title/rights over the foreshore and seabed and that the proposed “Blanket” application is not intended to diminish or undermine the rights of whanau, hapu, marae and other Applicant groups in any way. Rather, the Board’s objective in filing its own applications, is to preserve and protect the rights of groups that may not be able to file their own applications before the cut-off date. The concept of ‘shared exclusivity’ (referred to above) will be central to the Board’s application.
In addition the Board is seeking interested party status to applications made to the Waitangi Tribunal for an urgent hearing into the prejudicial effects of the Act 2011. These applications do not seek to advance specific claims to the coastal marine area, but seek a Tribunal finding that the whole framework of the Act, particularly the April 3 deadline for applications, is contrary to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and fails to actively protect the tino rangatiratanga of iwi and hapu.
Chair and Deputy Chair: - Haydn Edmonds has been re-elected to the position of Chairman and Phillip Ngawaka was elected to position of Deputy Chair.
Election Process, Matapouri and Mokau Marae: - The election process for Matapouri and Mokau marae will be publically notified on Tuesday 28th February 2017. The public notice, time-line and nomination forms are also available on the NTB website and face-book pages. This information is also available at the NTB office.
Hui-A-Iwi: - The first Hui-A-Iwi of the year will be held at Otetao Reti marae on Saturday 4th March 2017. A copy of the agenda is available on the NTB website and face-book pages. The agenda is also available at the NTB of office.
Powhiri for CEO and new Trustees: - A powhiri will be held Te Whanau a Rangiwhakaahu marae to welcome the CEO and new Trustees on Wednesday 8th March. A panui will be released shortly.
Rathbone Investment: - That the Board continues to look at increasing its investment in the Rathbone Street property to 100%.
Scholarships/Sponsorships: - A review of the scholarship/sponsorship policies will be undertaken by the Board shortly. Until such time as the review is completed all applications are placed on hold.
Takutai moana: - NTB will be instructing our Treaty Claims Lawyer to file an application to the High Court for Customary Marine Title covering the whole Ngātiwai rohe moana.
Please find below the Notice of Election of Trustees for Matapouri and Mōkau Marae. Below you will also find the the Election Timetable and the Trustee Nomination Form.
Please be aware that nominations must be received no later than 5pm Tuesday 14 March and that voting closes 5pm Thursday 20 April 2017
Election Services will be independently running the election on behalf of the Trust Board however Moana MacDonald and Toni Sweeney will take any extra enquiries about the process and/or updates/new registrations.