Building the resilience of our people and place in the current COVID-19 climate
Amohia Ake is our resilience plan that seeks to accelerating priority activities over the coming months and where focus is on driving our own model of self-sufficiency.
The social, economic and cultural impacts of COVID-19 are hitting our people the hardest. In the face of a pandemic history has shown that here in Aotearoa, Maaori are the most susceptible. But these are not unprecedented times for our people. Kiingitanga has previously supported our people through the hardship of pandemics. The example of Te Puea and her efforts after the Influenza pandemic of 1918 can guide us in our response today to COVID-19.
Five key projects have been prioritised over the coming months which drive efforts to help our people, communities region and our nation forward. These are called the TANIWHA PROJECTS which aim to build a tribal economy that supports increased employment opportunities, builds local enterprise, strengthens our marae, connects communities, improves wellbeing and health outcomes for all, and protects our river, spaces and places.
We invite dialogue on how we can collaborate to realise this programme of work. It is through working with our people and marae that these projects will be given the breath of life.
We aim to be be bold, courageous and innovative so the TANIWHA PROJECTS can make a real difference to our whaanau and marae. Reflecting on the words of our King “Amohia ake te ora o te Iwi – the wellbeing of the people is paramount”.
Taniwha Project Leads:
Te Paa Whakawairua [email protected]
Koiora [email protected]
Tupu Whenua [email protected]
Hopuhopu Innovation Hub [email protected]
Water Supply [email protected]