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to move onwards,
move upwards.
to grow.
to spring up, develop.
to rise.

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.

If you're learning to be better with money, this guide is a great place to start. In it, we've highlighted three habits to start with money and learn from some of our own Tribal members' experiences.

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Papakaainga Waananga

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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Koorero mai

Getting in touch with the Whanake team is easy. If you have paatai about any of the services we offer, simply enter your details below and one of our team will be in touch with you.

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