Tēna koutou katoa,
At our most recent trustee meeting, trustees met with Graeme O'rouke (Bay of Plenty Regional Council), and discussed issues around the lakes and the effect of lake levels on the wetland. We will continue to work our relationship with BOPRC and other stakeholder as part of our investigative work around addressing issues that affect our lease holders on Tamatea Street.
The trust received a total of 101 tertiary education grants for the 2020 round. Of these, 80 applications were processed, while the 20 remaining applications were not processed due to issues with the applications such as, 'not an owner', or 'previously input into the website resulting in a double entry', and/or were 'incomplete'. This is comparable to 2019 applications where we had 103 applications with 80 being funded. The value of all grants for 2020 approximated $24 000 in total.
Te Tokotoru o Manawatokotoko
The trust has asked the organisers of this initiative to provide a formal report on the process so that leanings can be taken from it and worked on for future initiatives. The initiative was such a powerful response to unprecedented events that it was thought a formal review would be invaluable.
The trusts distribution policies can be viewed and cover the areas of Cultural, Social, Education, and Economic Development. Please do check them out and if you have any questions, please approach the trust secretary Martin Kinder.
Tēna koutou katoa,
All our Trustees and Management Staff of Te Tahuna Trust hope that you have been well and safe during these COVID-19 times. We would like to provide you with a brief update on several issues that we continue to work on since the Annual General Meeting in September 2019.
We are working with WSP Opus consulting and other stakeholders to explore the ecological issues relating to the Hinehopu wetland behind the rental properties on Tamatea Street. This is proving to be a lengthy process and we engage with a range of organisations including local authorities and community groups.
Te Tokotoru o Manawatokotoko update
Te Tahuna Trust along with 13 other land trusts contributed to the rapid collective response to COVID-19. Our concern was the potential impact on our most vulnerable stakeholders (Kaumatua). As a result, a group of volunteers from iwi and across local Māori organisations have worked tirelessly to identify the most vulnerable stakeholders in the Rotorua area and to offer support to them in the form of care packages. By all reports, this initiative was successful.
Education Grants – Extension to closing date – May 7 2020
The closing date for applications to this year’s round of education grants is extended to the 7 May 2020. Please check the status of your online applications here.
Economic Development Opportunities – New Business Loans
During these times of COVID-19, the Trust would like to remind shareholders to take advantage of this offer. We aim to create for Te Tahuna Trust owners and their descendants an environment for successful Maori business ventures and economic growth. We want to do this by building a base of skilled Maori business enterprises and developing alliances for Maori economic development.
Loans are available for Business investigation funding and /or capital/set up costs. Maximum loan is $15,000 and loans are repayable with concessionary interest payable.
Tēna koutou katoa,
Applications for 2020 Tertiary Education Grants are now open
Applications are made on line at the Deloitte Rotorua website https://www2.deloitte.com/nz/en/pages/deloitte-private/articles/education-grants-and-scholarships.html.
You must be able to whakapapa to the trust to be eligible to apply. Full eligibility criteria is on the website
Applications close on 30 April 2020.
Kia ora to everyone that was able to attend our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Tapuaeharuru Marae this morning. It was a full house and thank you to everyone for participating in the strategic discussion regarding the your aspirations for the whenua. The hākari was awesome too!!!
Detailed below are a couple of photographs from the AGM and the Te Tahuna Trust - Mihi by the Trustees video.
Kia ora ra,
Te Tahuna Trust
Ranga ranga to hau ki te muri. Ranga ranga to hau ki te tonga. Kia makinakina ki uta. Kia mataratara ki tai. Kia whakapuke nga ngaru o te ngaru e. Ko nga Potiki a Hinehopu Heru ai i Te Mataarae i O Rehu
Tihe mauri ora!
Kai nga uri whakaheke o Matawhau nga uri a Uruika nga uri a Te Tahuna huihui mai whakatau mai ra ki te hui a tau. Ka tangihia o tatau tini mate kua ngaro i a tatau i roto i te tau kua mahue ake mai i te hui kua hori ki muri. Ratau ki a ratau a tatau te hunga ora ki a tatau. Haere mai, haere mai, tena tatau katoa! Ranga ranga to hau ki te muri. Ranga ranga to hau ki te tonga. Kia makinakina ki uta. Kia mataratara ki tai. Kia whakapuke nga ngaru o te ngaru e. Ko nga Potiki a Hinehopu Heru ai i Te Mataarae i O Rehu
Tihe mauri ora!
Kai nga uri whakaheke o Matawhau nga uri a Uruika nga uri a Te Tahuna huihui mai whakatau mai ra ki te hui a tau. Ka tangihia o tatau tini mate kua ngaro i a tatau i roto i te tau kua mahue ake mai i te hui kua hori ki muri. Ratau ki a ratau a tatau te hunga ora ki a tatau. Haere mai, haere mai, tena tatau katoa!
Reminder notice that the
Annual General Meeting of owners will be held at
Tapuaeharuru Marae, Rotoiti on
Saturday 7 September 2019 at 10am
Re-appointment of auditor
Trust order review – (see details over page)
Minutes 2018 AGM
Two notified matters to discuss at the Annual General Meeting
TRUST ORDER REVIEW
The trustees seek an amendment to clause 3(b)(viii) of the Trust Order which covers trustees’ meeting fees, to increase trustee fees.
The current trustee meeting fee of $250 gross was set in 2007. The trustees seek a review of that fee to recognise it has been in place for 12 years without review and to acknowledge the increased input required from the trustees given their increased responsibility and workload.
After taking advice and comparing trustee fees for similar trusts, approval for an increase to $450 is sought.
TRUSTEES ROTATION POLICY
The trustees propose a further amendment to the Trust Order to introduce a trustees’ rotation policy.
The trust currently has 4 trustees, appointed by the Maori Land Court, who remain trustees until they die, retire or are removed.
The trustees propose that in future a rotation policy will be put in place so that every three years, two trustees will retire by rotation. Those trustees may seek re-election and other nominees can also contest those positions. The rotation is proposed to commence in 2012.
There will an opportunity to discuss both these proposals at the AGM, and if approved, an application will be made to the Maori Land Court to incorporate the changes into an updated Trust Order
Kia Ora Koutou, I’m Ness Patea, Production Manager for AWA Films. I wanted to touch base with the lease holders and residents of Tamatea Street to let you all know we are planning a web-series shoot from 8th - 12th April 2019.
Should shareholders and/or other interested parties have any questions relating to the action above, please contact the Secretary of Te Tahuna Trust (Martin Kinder) in the first instance.
Apply to become an extra for the web-series
Presented by TVNZ and Awa Films - COLONIAL COMBAT is a web series set in 1840's New Zealand. A tongue-in-cheek show where colonial race relations are settled in a wrestling ring.
Will be distributed on Maori TV and TVNZ On Demand in 2019.
Filming locations in Wellington and Rotorua, New Zealand.
Directed by Julian Arahanga
Produced by Becs Arahanga
Annual General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting for the shareholders of Te Tahuna Trust is set for:
Time and date:
10.00 am, Saturday, 15 September 2018
1702 State Highway 30,
Bay of Plenty
Strategic plan development
The trustees have reviewed and refreshed the strategic plan for the period 2018 – 2022 and will table the document at the annual general meeting on Saturday, 15 Sept 2018
Kidz Triathlon T-shirts
T-Shirts from the Kidz Triathlon held on 24 February 2018 will be available for purchase at the trusts annual general meeting on Saturday, 2018 ($20.00 per t-shirt).
Kia ora Whānau,
Draft Mahere Rautaki - Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022
The trustees of Te Tahuna are working on a draft strategic plan for the period 2018 to 2022. In the creation of this plan, Trustees have sought the guidance of koeke of Ngāti Kawiti, Ngāti Tamateatutahi. The plan includes such goals as collaboration with other land trusts and growing the cultural capability and capacity of our uri. We will seek stakeholder feedback our this plan at our annual general meeting in September 2018.
Pouhere Taonga - Heritage New Zealand
Pouhere Taonga - Heritage New Zealand will be using parts of the trust land in recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefit.
Education Grants - 2018 round
The trust received 100 applications, 76 of which were fully complete and could proceed to the next step of assessment. Nine applications provided no fee information, 3 were not owners and 12 had not provided hard copy information. These 24 applications were as a result declined.
The 76 eligible applications were approved with a total value of $20 000 for 2018.
The trustees of Te Tahuna thank all applicants for making an application and we ask, for the future, that all applicants please check their submission for accuracy against the guidelines on the Deloitte website.
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