- Budget: - The Ngātiwai Trust Board Budget Forecast to the year ended 31st March 2019 was approved by Trustees.
- Sponsorships: - 1 sponsorship application was considered and granted a payment of $2k.
The reminder of this meeting was spent In-Committee
The reminder of this meeting was spent In-Committee
Kia Ora Whānau, Please see the pānui below from Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea Independent Māori Trustee, Jamie Tuuta. All the details for the nominations of Trustees, time frames and required forms are below and attached.
Also, if you whakapapa to Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea and want to be able to vote but are not registered, please follow the instructions for doing that on their website also.
Marae Dividends: - That NTB Operations look into the feasibility of increasing all marae dividends in this year’s budget and report the outcome back to the Board.
NTB Annual Plan: - A copy of the Trust Board’s Annual Plan was provided in the Board Report and copies were also available at the recent Hui-A-Iwi.
NTB Budget: - It was agreed that a Trustee workshop to discuss the NTB Budget for 2019 would be held on Friday 13th April.
Scholarships: - For Adult Tauira and School Leavers will be opened on the 9th April and close on 31st May 2018. Applications are available on the NTB website and Face-book pages or contact the Trust Board office.
Sponsorships: - It was decided that the sponsorship applications received in March and April 2018 will receive a sponsorship payment of $2000 each.
Treaty Claims: - The Treaty Claims Manager provide a brief overview of the mediation process to Trustees.
Matapouri: - A lot of tidying work has been carried out at the marae, the bathrooms have been painted and some landscaping has been done. We’ve had several meetings of late where we have discussed the state of our treaty claims, we also supported at the Whakapaumahara wananga where we also discussed the urgency hearing report. The AGM for the urupa at Pitokuku is being held this weekend at Matapouri followed by a hui of Te Akitai hapū. Aperahama is also one of the key note speakers at the TEDx Tutukaka event this weekend.
Motairehe: - We are focused on getting the walking tracks cut at the top of the marae for next summer’s dark skies. The marae is in a tidy state at the moment.
Ngunguru: - Is supporting the TEDx Tutukaka event this weekend and has a marae committee meeting on Sunday 8th April.
Oakura: - An audit of our books will be carried out shortly in preparation for the marae AGM. All marae bookings are closed until further notice.
Omaha: - The marae is still closed for bookings, maintenance wise new spouting has been installed.
Otetao: - It’s been quiet at the marae lately, organising things to complete maintenance upgrade to the marae bathrooms.
Punaruku: - The marae committee had a meeting after the hui-a-iwi, it was discussed that the marae ask the Board for a one off payment and that the marae dividend be increased. We are still looking at different areas for a building site. We are also preparing our accounts and books for auditing.
Tuparehuia: - The marae AGM is scheduled for 5th May and the marae bookings have been busy over the last few months.
Whananaki: - The marae is working alongside a local development group to fence off the awa and carry out some tree planting, also through the marae rebuild project we have discovered there has been a recent change in marae funding where TPK and Foundation North are going to be amalgamated. The marae is holding wānanga for the next 5 weeks.
Dave sees the Poor Knights as one of the Ngātiwai icons and encouraged that stories about it should be told through Ngātiwai eyes.
Successful tourism includes elements of collaboration, courage and leadership. Dave’s final draft report on tourism for Ngātiwai will be completed by April 2018 which he will complete a presentation back to the Trust Board.
Kia Ora whānau, on behalf of my fellow Trustees and the staff of Ngātiwai Trust Board I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
I know it has been as busy year for everyone, and it is as well at this time of year, we should all try and take a little bit of time out to spend with our whānau and friends. So wherever you may be I hope that you are able to enjoy whanaungatanga with loved ones, but also manaaki those that are not so fortunate to have whānau around them at this time of year.
2018 is going to be another very busy year, particularly as we work our way through the findings and recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal into our Treaty Settlement mandate. I firmly believe that Ngātiwai can come together as one to find a pathway forward to get the best outcome for our whānau, hapū and iwi. We are going to take as much time as we need to hui with our people about what this report means for us, and listen to what our people say is the pathway forward for a Ngātiwai Settlement. I look forward to bringing us all together early in the New Year to discuss a pathway forward.
I would like to acknowledge the kaumātua of our respective marae in our iwi. Our kaumātua always have an important role in all our lives in guiding us, particularly around tikanga. So I ask that you remember to take the time to acknowledge and spend time with your kaumātua.
To my fellow Trustees and the work of the Trust Board’s staff. I appreciate the time and effort that everyone puts in for our iwi and I personally thank you for your continued support and dedication.
I sincerely hope that you can all enjoy a break over the festive season and wherever you may go or wherever you may be over this holiday period please be safe and look after those around you.
I would like to wish everyone a blessed festive season and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koutou katoa
The Oceans Resort Hotel is often referred to as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Ngātiwai Trust Board. However, the Hotel has operated through tough financial times and understandably, there have been calls for the Board to sell.
The Oceans Resort is a strategic investment where the Board is committed to turning around its performance and for the first time since owning the hotel, the Board is forecasting a break even position for the 2017/18 financial year.