Nau mai ki Whanake.
Goal setting and hard work key to financial progress
“Now I appreciate more what my parents did for us. They didn’t have a choice but being raised the way we were made us the people we are today.”
Read Chantelle's Story
Turning a side hustle into a legacy
“The biggest thing is standing your ground, don’t settle for anything less because there is another company that will value what you’re offering.”
Read Kahn's Story
Saving, sacrifices and a good attitude towards money
“If I reflect on where we were a year or even two years ago before we jumped on this journey, it’s taken this experience to get serious about money.”
Read Jaedyn and Ngatiriti's Story
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Financial literacy an ongoing journey
“I wasn’t raised in a home-owning whaanau. But it doesn’t have to be our pattern for generations.”
Read Hinerangi's Story
to move onwards,
to spring up, develop.
Whanake is the team responsible for supporting the economic development of Waikato Tainui Tribal members.
It’s our job to empower whaanau through access to housing, financial literacy, pakihi support and more. To do this, we’ve created a range of awesome services, which you’ll find in this hub. From stories about our people, to quick tips and opportunities to increase your knowledge, it’s all here at Whanake!
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We’d love to hear from you!
Talking about money can be hard, but it doesn't have to be.
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The Waikato-Tainui Whanake Team have organised a Papakaainga Wananga event on Saturday, 25 March 2023 at 10:30am.
This is an awesome opportunity for two representatives from all Waikato-Tainui marae to come together to listen, learn and share valuable information about what is involved in starting a Papakaainga.
We appreciate marae representatives can be busy, so we encourage all marae to nominate 1-2 representatives to attend and keep the rest of the marae informed.
Presenters on the day will include successful whaanau from the tribe who have already begun their Papakaainga journey, providers from several council and government agencies. They will share insights, experiences and some of the practical information that we trust will empower marae to initiate to successfully engage in their own papakaainga aspirations.
More details and updates to come from our Whanake team as we get closer to the event. If you do have any pressing paatai you would like to ask our team regarding this waananga and kaupapa, email [email protected].
We are excited to see you at the Papakaainga Waananga and look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming free courses
Tooku Nei Whare – Home Ownership Workshops
Know what to expect during the home buying process,with a group of likeminded people. Learn about the key information you will need to know and ways to get support as a whaanau.
Whai Rawa – Financial Literacy Workshops
Build confidence and new habits around money, with our free Financial Literacy course. Whether it’s a whare or a new pakihi this is a great way to turn your dreams into a plan.
Join the Whaanau
Register as a Waikato Tainui Tribal member or update your details, and access a range of support services, resources and education.
Free Financial Literacy courses
Free Home Buyers education
Pakihi funding opportunities and support
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