18 September 2020
There are four job opportunities being advertised by TRILITY, a company that’s teamed up with the Rotorua Lakes Council to deliver wastewater services in the Rotorua district.
As part of Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s partnership with Council, we are working towards establishing a memorandum of understanding with TRILITY so that we can actively apply a cultural lens to the company’s recruitment process.
Whānau, please share this pānui with your networks so our Te Arawa whanaunga can apply for any of the following tūnga (click on each position to learn more):
- Contracts Administrator
- Projects Manager Assets; or
- Wastewater Network Renewals and Planning Engineer
Applications for the positions above close Wednesday, 23 September 2020. The dual position mentioned below closes on Friday, 2 October 2020.
Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora, Te Arawa E!
Jude Pani, Manahautū, (Executive officer), Te Tatau o Te Arawa
04 September 2020
Check out our latest e-pānui!
This edition reflects on the launch of the Te Arawa 2050 Vision and catches up with Te Arawa’s multi-talented couple, Grace and Anaha Hiini, who hosted the Te Arawa Vision launch.
We also find out about the establishment of a Te Arawa Treasury and a newly formed reorua youth council set to make its mark on the city. As well as catch up with Taongahuia Maxwell whose business is proudly embracing the city’s reorua status and Te Arawa’s award-winning research consultant and Te Tatau o Te Arawa board member, Dr Kēpa Morgan.
You can read the e-pānui HERE.
15 July 2020
Te Arawa 2050 Vision to be launched
What started as a blank canvas has morphed into a robust and heartfelt picture of how Te Arawa sees its future over the next 30 years.
The Te Arawa Vision 2050 is being launched on Sunday 19 July from 3pm to 6pm at Te Puia, after more than a year of wānanga and discussions throughout Te Arawa. The event will also be live-streamed on Te Arawa FM’s Facebook.
Te Tatau o Te Arawa project managed the Te Arawa 2050 Vision and oversaw the rollout of a Te Arawa-wide engagement plan to help develop the document.
Read the media release HERE.
04 June 2020
Māori Affairs Select Committee hears from Te Tatau o Te Arawa
Te Tatau o Te Arawa chair, Te Taru White, has offered the Māori Affairs Select Committee updating rating legislation that affects Māori land, advice on how to enhance the bill.
Mr White and the board’s executive officer, Jude Pani, appeared before the Māori Affairs Select Committee on Wednesday via video call. (03 June 2020)
The Local Government (Rating of whenua Māori) Amendment Bill intends to support Māori land development, provision for housing and updating the rating of whenua Māori.
Te Taru White told the committee he appreciates the intent of the bill but believes it doesn’t go far enough.
“In itself, it doesn’t meet all the needs of our people in the respect of future opportunities for co-design and future submissions that may impact on land and our people.”
He recommends arreas on freehold Māori land that remains in the name of a deceased person should be removed as family members are reluctant to inherit the responsibility of the land and debt.
Te Tatau o Te Arawa also made it clear that wāhi tapu and conservation land should be non-rateable.
If you’d like to watch the short presentation, you can see it HERE. (Fast-forward to 2 hr, 22mins, 31sec)
You can read the board’s submission HERE.
18 May 2020
Te Tatau o Te Arawa has filed a submission on the Local Government Amendment Bill that aims to update rating legislation affecting Māori land.
The Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament in March.
Submissions, which closed on 17 of this month, will be considered by the Māori Affairs Select Committee. More details about the Bill can be found HERE.
You can read the tono prepared by Te Tatau by clicking on the button below.