HE RĀ MO TATOU
15 March 2019
Mai Turakirae ki Rimurapa,
Mai Rimurapa ki Remutaka,
Mukamuka ki te Ra Whiti,
Pipinui ki te Rā To.
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki Wainui-o-mata mo to tātou rā hei whakanui i to tātou tūpuna i hainatia i te Tiriti o Waitangi.
He Rā mo Tātou – our Whānau Day – is our opportunity to celebrate our iwi identity and achievements.
Save the date – this year we will hold our celebration on Sunday 28 April, on the former Wanui-o-mata College site at Moohan St, Wainui-o-mata.
The timing of this event reflects the significance of the 29 April 1840 signing of Te Tiriti by our tupuna in Whanganui-a-Tara.
We’ll be hosting a whānau celebration from 10am-2pm, intended as a fun, informal opportunity to come together over kai.
Our venue is also the site for the Taranaki Whānui Wainui-o-mata Housing Project and there will be people available on-site to provide more information on this kaupapa.
Our event will be held rain or shine – if wet we will be in the College Hall.
We also want to acknowledge whānau milestones and achievements that have taken place over the past 12 months. If you have a new baby, if there has been a wedding, or significant wedding anniversary, if someone in your whānau has graduated from university or trade training, or your tamariki or moko has made it into their top school team for netball, rugby, basketball, athletics, received a school prize for academic or other achievement or has achieved in a creative field – we want to know! If you follow the link HERE, you can provide us with a photo and a caption of your whānau member and what you would like them to be recognised for. We will create a visual collage of our uri so that we can all recognise them and what they have achieved this year. Or you can forward a photo and caption to email@example.com
We are seeking volunteers to help out on the day and with planning. Click HERE if you are interested.
We hope to see you all on Sunday 28 April.
TARANAKI WHĀNUI WAINUI-O-MATA HOUSING PROJECT
14 February 2019
CROWN-IWI PARTNERSHIP PUTS 300 NEW HOMES ON THE TABLE FOR MIRAMAR
31 January 2019
A Crown-Iwi partnership is being explored that could form a significant part of the solution to Wellington’s housing woes, with an MoU being signed between mana whenua and the government that is investigating the potential for affordable homes built on the site.
Taranaki Whānui Limited (the wholly owned commercial arm of Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust) and the Government’s Land for Housing Programme (HUD) have entered into an MoU to collaborate and work together on the future of a 11.7 hectare site of surplus land on Mt Crawford, on the capital’s Miramar Peninsula.
As part of their Treaty of Waitangi settlement, the trustees of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) have a right of first refusal (RFR) over the site and all scheduled Crown land within the rohe.
The Land for Housing Programme is administered by the Ministry of the Housing and Urban Development. It is tasked with freeing up vacant and underutilised Crown land for housing purposes.
The site is currently made up of Corrections and Defence land that is surplus to requirements, with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) responsible for its disposal.
‘Iwi have the first right of refusal for the land at Mt Crawford. Taranaki Whānui Limited approached the Ministry in late 2018 with the intention to meet the needs of their members and all Wellingtonians for more affordable housing,’ says Land for Housing Development Manager Phil Stroud.
Stroud says, ‘The Ministry is willing to explore the development potential of Mt Crawford, particularly its potential for housing, including affordable KiwiBuild homes. We look forward to working together towards an outcome that makes the best use of this land.
Taranaki Whānui Chair Wayne Mulligan says that it is still early days before any concrete details are agreed upon.
‘Step one is to agree we will work together with a no-surprises approach and we have signed and sealed that with this MoU. This reinforces the benefits that can be derived from Iwi settlement and the Crown working collaboratively for the collective benefit of Wellingtonians.’
‘There are a wider group of stakeholders that we need to work with, including The Wellington City Council.’
The Ministry and Iwi will be working towards completing the due diligence process by the end of September 2019, building on some initial planning works already undertaken by Iwi and others in late 2016 to determine what is possible to be delivered at the site.
Mulligan says the MoU is an example of Treaty of Waitangi principles in action and ‘the potential development of the Mt Crawford site marks an important milestone for Taranaki Whānui aspirations to restore, revitalise strengthen and enhance the cultural, social and economic well-being of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and to deliver much needed affordable housing solutions to our members and community. The preservation of cultural and historic aspects of the site are top of mind, and we will be working with a range of stakeholders on that aspect.’
SHELLY BAY / TAIKURU JUDGEMENT
4 December 2018
From your Board of Trustees : Yesterday the Court of Appeal released its judgement in regards to Shelly Bar/Taikuru (Enterprise Miramar Peninsula v Wellington City Council).
Whilst it was not a favourable result, the Trust is digesting the judgement before considering potential options.
We will keep uri informed as we progress.