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.
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.
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.
Launched in 1998 by Wakatū Incorporation in partnership with two Māori organisations, Tohu Wines is recognised as He mātāmua taketake - the original as the first Māori-owned and operated wine label in New Zealand and the world.
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.
Kono, a Māori-owned food and beverage business based in Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island, was awarded Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award for Business and Innovation at Ngā Whetū ō Matariki Awards. The award recognises a Māori business for their contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy and future.
Applications are now open for our Associate Director and Associate Manager programme. This programme provides our Owners with the opportunity to gain experience in the governance and management of Wakatū.
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.
Rachel Taulelei was named Māori Woman Business Leader for 2018 at the prestigious University of Auckland Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards. The award recognises a Māori woman who has achieved significant success in her career to date.