Te Paa Whakawairua

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

Our Whakatupuranga 2050 vision is that our 68 marae are selfsufficient in all ways. Our focus is to support marae to identify their aspirations and provide resources which will allow them to map their own pathways forward to achieve their vision for mana motuhake. This must be led and directed by marae, and where required supported by Waikato-Tainui and external partners. Te Paa Whakawairua is our approach to this (previously Oranga Marae) and has been adopted to reflect our Waikato-Tainui centric approach and model.

Our Context

Marae can and are vibrant hubs which serve to support the wellbeing of their communities.

Examples of marae providing essential services and supports in times of crisis are well-known throughout New Zealand.

There are 68 Marae that affiliate to Te Whakakitenga o Waikato.

Empowering marae communities to determine, design and drive their way forward is a key aspiration of Waikato-Tainui.

Supporting marae connectedness and access to broader supports will help support their success.

Our Goals

  • 15 marae have completed strategic plans
  • All marae supported with Health and Safety guidelines (COVID-19)
  • 5 marae restoration projects are supported
  • Key suite of resources/initiatives developed to support capability and capacity building
  • Stocktake completed of key cultural talent/bastions

Links to Government Priorities

  • Supporting Maaori and Pasifika aspirations
  • Building a productive nation
  • Transforming the economy

Te Paa Whakawairua Project Lead – Jason Kereopa

Contact: jason.kereopa@tainui.co.nz