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. Ms Taulelei will receive her award at a ceremony in Wellington next week.
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.”
Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016, produced by our food and drinks company Kono, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ and given 96 points out of 100, in the August edition of specialist wine magazine Decanter.
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.
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.
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.
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.