Wairewa review update

Rau rakatira mā, hākui, hākoro mā, tēnā koutou. Ko tēnei te mihi mai i te tiamana o te Rūnaka o Wairewa ki kā hapū o Kāti Makō me Kāti Irakehu. Ko Irakehu he mana wahine, he wahine pūrotu. Huri noa, he mihi mahana ki kā whānau mai i te Hiku o te Ika ki Rakiura, ki kā whānau nō kā hau e whā.
Nā reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

A review of Wairewa Governance has been underway since January 2013. Our findings indicate that the systems of interactions across our structures, and the traditional functions (responsibilities), and processes (practices) could be a lot better – transparency, accountability, reporting to name a few. It’s also important that more whānau especially our tamariki, rangatahi and kaumātua contribute to the decisions and planning for Wairewa rūnanga going forward.

If we remember the legendary exploits of Rakaihautū, the great captain of Te Waka Uruao – they remain relevant for today’s world. Rakaihautū saw opportunity and prosperity from the land, waterways and natural resources of the Horomaka. What is most exciting is that our recent scientific exploratory and research efforts indicate economic prosperity is sustainable for the medium to long term. Our Wairewa Vision continues to align with those of Rakaihautū – creating liveable landscapes, shaping our lakes and waterways and breathing life into the land, marae and people.

Stay tuned to this space because over the next four months we will be calling on whānau to share ideas and aspirations for Te Mana Poupou 2020 – the vision, mission and charitable purposes of Wairewa Rūnanga.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or [email protected]. We will send out a calendar of events by snail mail and email to all registered members.

Piki tē ora, piki tē kaha.