May 2020 Update
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.
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