amohia ake

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.

COVID-19 Guidance for Marae

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.

Plan Overview

Accelerating priority activities and focussing on designing and driving our own model of self-sufficiency.

Te Paa Whakawairua

Supporting our 68 marae to design and drive their own sustainable models of growth to achieve mana motuhake.


Working alongside the health sector, marae and whaanau to co-design and develop models of service for improved wellbeing outcomes for whaanau.

Tupu Whenua​

Supporting employment, enterprise and housing needs through better understanding and utilisation of our land assets.

Hopuhopu Hub

Creating a vibrant interconnected community at Hopuhopu which focuses on supporting innovation and holistic wellbeing.

Water Supply

Ensuring the health and wellbeing of the Waikato river to support the environment, marae, whaanau and wider Waikato and Auckland regions.

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]