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Special issue of the New Zealand Law Review focuses on Supreme Court's decision in relation to Wakatū.

Special issue of the New Zealand Law Review focuses on Supreme Court's decision in relation to Wakatū.

Last week saw the launch of a special issue of the New Zealand Law Review focussed entirely on the 2017 Supreme Court decision in relation to Wakatū and the Nelson Tenths’ Reserves. The publication follows on from a one-day symposium organised in February 2018 by the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which also centered on Wakatū and the Supreme Court’s judgement.

The landmark decision set an important precedent in relation to the Crown’s fiduciary obligations to Māori.

Nominations for the Wakatū Board are open

Nominations for the Wakatū Board are open

Our Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of Wakatū. The Wakatū 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. Terms are staggered so that some Directors’ terms expire each year, although Directors may stand for re-election.

Wakatū welcomes Dianne Brown – Programme Manager, Whenua Ora

Wakatū welcomes Dianne Brown – Programme Manager, Whenua Ora

We are delighted to welcome Dianne Brown (Ngāti Porou) as Programme Manager to lead the implementation of our Whenua Ora programme across Wakatū Group. 

Whenua Ora aims to ensure we understand what it means to be good kaitiaki of our whenua and water – and how we can ensure that all of our activities across our organisation achieve this.  The focus for the first year of the programme is water, waste, soil and climate change.

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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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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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.