Innovative intergenerational regional strategy announced for Te Tauihu

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Innovative intergenerational regional strategy announced for Te Tauihu

The Government has announced support for the development of a new intergenerational Regional Growth Strategy for Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman, called Te Tauihu 2077. The application to the Provincial Growth Fund was led by Wakatū Incorporation in partnership with Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Marlborough District Council, and the Nelson-Tasman Regional Development Agency.

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Applications open for taiohi wānanga 2019

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Applications open for taiohi wānanga 2019

Each year we hold wānanga for our taiohi, with girls and boys wānanga held in alternate years. This year is the year for our young tamatane (boys) who whakapapa to a Wakatū shareholder, are currently in school, and are aged 13-18 years. The wānanga will take place from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October in the school holidays.

.All tamatane are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 31 May. - apply online here

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New whakapakoko recognises Wakatū history and connections

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New whakapakoko recognises Wakatū history and connections

Recently we unveiled two whakapakoko to recognise Wakatū history and connections to two significant sites for the whānau of Wakatū – Nayland College and Kaiteretere. Designed by Rangi Kipa, the two sculptures are part of the recognition of the 40th anniversary of Wakatū Incorporation.

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Update on the Tasman and Nelson fires

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Update on the Tasman and Nelson fires

We know that many of you are concerned about what has been happening with the Tasman and Nelson fires, and we thank everyone for their messages of aroha and support.

According to the latest update, weather conditions for the next few days remain benign with warm temperatures and light winds, ideal for fire fighters. However, the fire is not yet contained, and the situation could change very quickly.

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Meet our new Marahau Kaitiaki

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Meet our new Marahau Kaitiaki

Renee Thomas and Matt Kelly have been appointed as the new kaitiaki for the Marahau whenua.

We caught up with Renee to ask her about what the new role means to her and Matt.

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Opportunity for a scholarship for Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 2019

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Opportunity for a scholarship for Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 2019

Wakatū Incorporation is providing up to two academic scholarships of $10,000 each to go towards the total cost of the Te Tau Ihu based Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership programme.

The Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (MMIL) is an applied professional programme that aims to equip the next generation of leaders across a wide variety of sectors with the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to advance the aspirations of Iwi Māori and other indigenous peoples, whether it be in a social, cultural, environmental, political, or commercial context. The programme is run by Aotahi - School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Canterbury.

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Nominations for the Wakatū Board open

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Nominations for the Wakatū Board open

Our Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of Wakatū. The Board is made up of seven Directors plus one Associate Director, drawn from the Owners of the Incorporation. Appointment on the Board is for a term of three years and is made via an election process by the Owners.

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Introducing Te Hunga Pānuku

Introducing Te Hunga Pānuku

The community of people connected through Wakatū education programmes and scholarships has a new name - Te Hunga Pānuku. The new name, which was developed in consultation with kaumatua Rore Stafford, has a broad meaning of a group of people moving up and forward.

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