Te Pūtahitanga had an amazing response from whānau who decided to harness the spirit of Māui-tikitiki-a Taranga and chose to submit an application. As a result we received over 201 applications in our first-ever funding round. We were so excited by the response from whānau, providers and businesses and of those applications received, 138 came from within the Ngāi Tahu rohe.

On 12-14 September, we held our inaugural Hot House event with Minister Tariana Turia in attendance.
“I was utterly blown away to learn there were 201 applications received by Te Pūtahitanga – this is tangible proof that our people are generating solutions at the flax roots, they are experimenting, experiencing, developing amazing ideas and Te Pūtahitanga is helping to bring them into life,” says Hon Tariana Turia. [Read more…]