CAMPING AT MĀRAHAU

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CAMPING AT MĀRAHAU

As spring turns to summer I’m sure many of you are planning your summer holidays, so it’s timely to give a reminder about the process for Owners to apply to camp at Mārahau. It is a popular spot, so if you want to stay over Christmas/New Year, please make sure you apply for your permit by 10 December. This means that we can issue the permits by 20 December – just in time for Christmas!

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Interview with Rachel Taulelei, Kono CEO

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Interview with Rachel Taulelei, Kono CEO

Following the recent announcement of the aquistion by Kono of new greenshell mussel assets, Kono CEO Rachel Taulelei talked with Dale Husband of Radio Waatea. Rachel gave an overview of Kono, talked about what the aquistion means for Kono. Listen to the interview.

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New mussel assets provide boost for Kono

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New mussel assets provide boost for Kono

Kono, one of the associated businesses of Wakatū Incorporation, has acquired Ngāi Tahu Seafood’s greenshell mussel assets. The assets include two purpose-built marine farming vessels and associated aquaculture equipment, the right to lease 15 marine farms in Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Collingwood, as well as access to spat-catching areas.

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Kono CEO Rachel Taulelei awarded prestigious scholarship

Kono CEO Rachel Taulelei awarded prestigious scholarship

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata), CEO of Kono, the food and drinks business of Wakatu, joins 13 other senior New Zealand executives and business owners as a recipient of a 2017 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship.

New owner for Ocean Lodge site

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New owner for Ocean Lodge site

Wakatū Incorporation has sold the Ocean Lodge site in Tahunanui, Nelson.

“We have had a number of plans for the development of this site over the years, most recently the Ocean View Apartments,”  Wakatū Incorporation Whenua general manager Iain Sheves says. “However, the Wakatū Board made the decision to exit the project in order to concentrate on other property projects.”

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New look for our food and drinks business Kono

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New look for our food and drinks business Kono

Kono, the food and drinks businessof Wakatu, has launched a new look.

“We’re really proud of the new face of Kono which encapsulates the power of four - four corners of beautifully woven harakeke (flax) kono from which we take our name, four iwi to whom our owners whakapapa, and ngā wāhanga e whā o te tau, giving us our four seasons,” Rachel Taulelei, Chief Executive, Kono said.

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Success in the Supreme Court

Success in the Supreme Court

The outcome of our appeal to the Supreme Court has been successful.  We are delighted with the result.  We want to acknowledge all of the work and support of our owners and tupuna which has led to the result.  We will keep you posted about the next steps.  In the meantime, you can read the full decision of the Supreme Court and the summary decision here.  Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.

Complete Supreme Court Judgement, Proprietors of Wakatū - CLICK HERE

Important message for our Whānau

Important message for our Whānau

Nau mai, haere mai!
The Supreme Court is releasing its decision on our case, Proprietors of Wakatu & Others v Attorney-General, on Tuesday 28 February 2017, at the Supreme Court, Lambton Quay, Wellington at 9.30am.  Please come along to support our whanau and hear the result of the decision. 

Appointed Wakatū Incorporation CEO

Appointed Wakatū Incorporation CEO

It is with great pleasure that we bring you the announcement of the appointed Wakatū Incorporation CEO - Kerensa Johnston. 

Submissions on Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill 2016

Submissions on Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill 2016

All owners and whanau are invited to attend and hear the submissions of Wakatū Incorporation on Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill 2016, to be presented by Paul Morgan, Chairman at Parliament on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 10am.

Supreme Court approves appeal against the Crown

Supreme Court approves appeal against the Crown

The Supreme Court has granted leave to the Proprietors of Wakatu (represented by Wakatū Inc), Rore Stafford, kaumatua, and Te Kahui Ngahuru Trust to appeal the Court of Appeal’s 2014 decision.