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 Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority


Ngāti Mākino whakatau mai ra kia Panui me āna kōrero whakakata whakamārama whakahua anō hoki i nga kaupapa o te wa, tena tātau katoa. 

Welcome to panui featuring stories, feedback or updates on what’s happening in Ngāti Mākino....These are stories told by you, in your words, capturing you and our many flavours.

We are a part of the continuum that connects us to our tupuna and their rich legacy and this reminds us that our strength is collective and not individual. Inherent in this kaupapa is respect for and of each other caring for and of each other...Kia Mākino e!

Enrolments for Online and Face to Face Te Reo Classes are now OPEN

Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority are offering Te Reo Māori online and in class this year at beginners and advanced levels. All classes will be taught in Te Reo Māori by our tutors.

A key component of our Cultural Revitalisation Strategy is to ensure that you as a descendant of Mākino have the opportunity to learn and speak Te Reo Māori. Our vision is for you to become fluent in speaking Te Reo at home, at the marae or anywhere you choose to speak and share Te Reo. Our responsibility is to ensure that you have access to tutors who are fluent in teaching and speaking Te Reo and passionate about your commitment to achieve. You have the option to learn from home online or learn together in a classroom environment either here in Rotorua or Kawerau.

Finally, we acknowledge that this journey will be long and in some cases challenging, however we are committed to supporting you in your learning now and in the future. If you need support, don't hesitate to talk to your tutor or assistant.

Click here to register for our Te Reo Classes


Annual Report 2020

Our 2020 Annual Report is now accessible online. 

Updated at 9.25am on Tuesday 17 November 2020

Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023

Our Ngāti Mākino Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023 is now accessible online. The 2020 Annual Report will be uploaded tomorrow. 

Updated at 9.00am on Monday 16th November 2020

On behalf of Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority, we would like to thank the following for making our "Ngāti Mākino Hauora Day" a success. Despite the light rain that greeted us in the morning, we were met by our kaumatua, kuia, pakeke, tamariki and mokopuna who made our day special!  Our presenters engaged really well and talked about a range of issues such as gut health; mental health and wellbeing; growing vegetables using natural resources' and understanding the importance of the maramataka and the cyclical rhythms that influence our health and wellbeing and the environment that supports our survival. Our kaumatua and kuia were treated with mirimiri and rongoā therapy while our tamariki and mokopuna were given the opportunity to have their faces painted, indulge in ice-cream and play on the Bouncy Castle

  • Poutiri Trust

  • Maketu Hauora


  • Mirimiri Team

  • Clarence Kerrison

  • Krissie Knap

  • Jade Kameta

  • Davina Thompson

  • Only Us Catering

  • Let's Face It!

  • Mr Whippy

  • The Grind Cafe

  • Absolutely Party Hire

Mauri Ora,

Grant Ngatai

   Ngāti Mākino Hauora Day 

   Where: Ōtamarākau Marae

   When: 7th November 10-2pm

    We are proud to announce that our Ngāti Mākino Hauora Day will be held on the 7th of November at Ōtamarākau Marae from 10-2pm.        Our own doctor will be present to share his own experiences with us while our Māori Health providers will be available  to provide                guidance and  advice so we can all lead long and active lives with our tamariki and mokopuna.  

    Mauri Ora! 

    Grant Ngatai

Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

  Updated on 15th October 2020


Trustee Election 2020

Tena koutou,

We would like to ensure that all eligible registered iwi members for Ngati Makino have received their voting packs for the election.

Have you received your voting pack yet? 

If you haven't received your voting pack please phone Nero on 07 348 3599 or email him at nero@gha.co.nz to;

    1. Check that the address we have on the register for you is accurate
    2. Check if you have not updated your details 
    3. If the address we have is not accurate please update your address with Nero and request a second voting pack be sent to you.

    Iwi members overseas

    We appreciate you may encounter some issues with mail overseas. To provide another solution for you to send your voting packs to the returning officer you are able to scan and email your completed voting forms to nero@gha.co.nz

    You are still able to send your voting forms using the return envelope provided in your voting pack and Attention it to Glenn Hawkins at GHA, PO Box 1712, ROTORUA.

    Any queries relating to the election process and voting forms please contact Nero on 07 348 3599 or email him on nero@gha.co.nz

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated on Wednesday 14 October 2020


    The Returning Officer

    A contestable tender process was undertaken and Glenn Hawkins emerged as the preferred provider. Last year's Casual election saw Deloittes appointed as Returning Officer. The appointment of a Returning Officer ensures independent oversight of the elections. Since September 25 the Trustee Election has been independently managed by the Returning Officer 

    Distribution of voting forms 

    The Returning Officer is responsible for the distribution of the voting forms. Should voting forms be distributed independently to persons that are already registered and have received a voting pack, this may result in two voting forms being submitted.

    Should two voting forms be received from the same registered member, then both voting papers will be deemed invalid and not be counted in the election. The best approach would be for those registered members to call into the GHA office Level 1, 1108 Fenton Street, Rotorua or phone 07 348 3599 or email nero@gha.co.nz  

    Under age members receiving voting packs

    The Returning Officer had addressed this issue previously;

    It has come to our attention that voting packs have been inadvertently sent to some registered members under the age of 18. Under the rules of the Trust Deed, only adult registered members are eligible to vote. Therefore, please ignore the voting pack if you are not a registered adult member.

    Any votes received from members under the age of 18 will be declared invalid. 

    Voting packs being sent to the wrong addresses

    While not ideal, the Returning Officer is currently tracking members to understand how this happened and how to rectify it. Remembering that the current register requires members to keep their details updated.  

    Partners of members receiving voting packs who don’t whakapapa to Makino 

    Formerly public event registration was an avenue by which non Mākino partners or whānau were able to join the register. This is no longer possible.  However, as with underage members non Mākino partners will be excluded from voting.

    This year a folder has been created at the advocacy of iwi members who sought the inclusion of partners so that partners are eligible to attend events or register for various Ngāti Mākino programmes, however this is recorded independent of the main register meaning non Mākino partners are NOT registered.  

    Online voting​ 

    The current software package functionality has limited capacity and does not reach the vast majority of registered members. Online voting does come at a cost, and at last year's casual election only 40 people used this facility, so this was weighed up when the decision was made.​​ 

    We are transitioning to a new software package that will provide better functionality and better member access which will mean voting will be secure, easier and cost effective. ​

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated on Monday 12 October 2020

    A message from the Returning Officer regarding voting packs


    Environmental/Cultural Monitoring Workshop

    UPDATE Mākino Wānanga 26th September 2020

    Tēnā tātou, ngā uri o Mākino,

    Ka whakakāhorengia tō tātou wānanga a Mākino mō tēnei wikena nā te itinga o te rahi o te tini ki te honohono, ki te here ki tēnei kaupapa. 

    The Mākino Wānanga to be held this weekend on the 26th of September has been cancelled due to low numbers registered.  

    Nāku iti noa,

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Mākino Wānanga on 26 September & 31 October

    Tēnā tātou, the wānanga will be held on the 26th of September and 31st of October from 10am-2pm online via ZOOM.  Please ensure that you click on the link provided so you can register online and join us on our live sessions.


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated at 5.14pm on 8 September 2020

    Update regarding Koeke Hui today 7 September 2020

    Morena all, on behalf of the Chair Te Ngaru Awhimate the Kōeke hui scheduled to take place today has been postponed until next month...more information to follow....

    Hēoi anō


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated 11.15am on 7 September 2020

    Update on Wananga

    Tena Koutou e aku rangatira Koroua e aku rangatira Kuia otira e te iwi nui tonu koia tenei ka mihi ake. Due to Covid 19 and the announcement today by the Prime-minister that Aotearoa will remain at level 2 for another twelve days and the need to enforce social distancing we are postponing the wānanga scheduled for September 12. 

    However we will shift the wānanga to online and instead of one long day we will do the wānanga as two four hour sessions ( 2x 4hour sessions with 3x 15minute breaks) on two different days. We will put up more information and registration on Monday 7 Sept.

    Take care Whānau arohanui 

    Matau o Te Tari

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated 4.30pm on 4 September 2020

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Updated on Monday 31 August 2020

    COVID-19 Update as at 1.00pm on 12 August 2020

    Kia ora e te whānau,

    A quick update following the Prime Minister’s press conference just now.

    A whānau in Auckland tested positive for COVID-19 – four of the family have now tested positive. They are not connected to overseas travel or the managed isolation or quarantine sites and this is considered community transmission.

    As a result, Auckland has moved to Level 3 at midday today until midnight on Friday night. You can refresh you memory about the Alert Levels here ➡️ https://bit.ly/33WpBmh

    The rest of Aotearoa – including the Te Arawa rohe – has moved to Level 2 at midday today until midnight on Friday night.

    ❗️Two of the positive cases (an adult and a toddler) visited Rotorua last weekend. We are seeking urgent information about their movements while in the rohe and we will provide updates as soon as possible.

    Regardless, it is critical that we all take appropriate precautions to keep ourselves, our whānau and our community safe.

        Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds

        Use alcohol based hand sanitiser

        Keep track of where you have been and who you have seen by downloading the contact tracing app – you can now add in manual details if the place you go doesn’t have a QR code

        Stay at home if you are sick. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.

        Get tested if you have any symptoms – there will be a second testing site in Rotorua soon

        Wear face masks if you are in public places like supermarkets or on public transport

    Keep your distance from other people in public

        Take appropriate measures on marae – you may wish to consider postponing any planned hui in the next few days

    It is really important that we are all fully informed and well prepared, but please don’t panic whānau Be kind and look after one another – he waka eke noa.

    Thank you to Te Arawa COVID-19 for the regular updates. To keep up to date with Te Arawa COVID-19 whanau please like and follow their page as well


    Thursday Te Reo Classes (Kanohi ki te kanohi)


    Thursday Te Reo Classes are underway and we are due to have our second class this Thursday. A slight change to the hours which are now 5.30pm - 7.30pm in Rotorua.

    We still have spaces available!

    Kanohi ki te kanohi classes

    Updated on 11 August 2020

    at 4.20pm

    Thursday Te Reo Classes (Kanohi ki te kanohi)


    We are opening registrations for a kanohi ki te kanohi class (Beginner Level) located in ROTORUA. Click on the link to register for these classes, be quick as the first class starts 6 August 6.00pm

    Register for kanohi ki te kanohi classes

    Monday Online Te Reo Classes - REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

    Kia ora koutou,

    Registrations for our Monday Online Te Reo Classes are NOW CLOSED. Our Thursday Online Te Reo Classes (Advanced) still have spaces for registrations, if you would like to register for the Advanced Classes click on register now. 


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    5 August 2020 at 9.35am

    Online Te Reo Classes - Beginner & Advanced

    We are excited to launch 2 more online Te Reo Classes Beginner and Advanced. All you need to do to register is click on the buttons below and complete the registration forms. 

    Ngati Makino Iwi Authority

    Saturday 1 August 2020 

    Settlement Dinner hei te wa o Matariki 

    Only 3 Days to go until we celebrate our Settlement Dinner hei te wa o Matariki on 11 July @ Otamarakau Marae from 2.00pm.

    Sadly we are now closing registrations for this event as we have now reached the registration limit.

    We look forward to seeing you all there.

    As we approach Matariki with much anticipation and hope, we reflect and acknowledge the great work carried out by our kaumatua and kuia. Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority are holding a dinner in their honour while celebrating the emergence of Matariki.

    Tīraha mai rā kei ngā whetu hei tohu maumaharatanga ki a rātou kua wheturangitia, kia titiro whakamua kei ngā whetu kei tua o te pae hei oranga mō te katoa

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    8 July 2020 at 1.00pm

    Online Te Reo Class - UPDATE

    We would like to thank those who registered to participate in the Online Te Reo Classes.

    Now that registrations have closed, our Pouako (Tutor) and Assistant will contact you over the next two days to organise a one to one 15 minute session via ZOOM before any classes officially begin.

    The purpose of the one to one session is;

    1. To introduce your Pouako and his Assistant to each student
    2. For the Pouako to assess your level of speaking and understanding of Te Reo Māori
    3. For the Pouako to determine which class is suitable to your learning needs
    4. For the Pouako or Assistant to provide you with a brief outline of the online tools that need to be downloaded prior to the first class;

    Once the one on one sessions have been completed, the Assistant will confirm the following details via email to both your personal email and new email;

      • Date  and time of class (scheduled by Assistant in advance)
      • Level of learning (Beginner or Intermediate)
      • Your username and password for Google Suite
    Ngati Makino Iwi Authority 
    1 July 2020 at  5.32pm

    Online Te Reo Class Registrations - CLOSED

    Due to the high number of registrations received (52 in total) for our Online Te Reo Classes we have now closed registrations.

    If we are able to negotiate more teaching capacity for these Online Te Reo Classes we will reopen registrations at a later date and welcome you to apply if you missed out.

    Ngati Mākino Iwi Authority

    1 July 2020 at 12.00pm

    Click here to register for the Settlement Dinner & Matariki Celebration

    Kua whakarewatia te waka o Te Reo Māori mā te ipurangi mai i te Hiku o Te Hika tae ake kei ngā pitopito o te motu nō reira ngā uri o Mākino nau mai, piki mai ki tēnei o ngā kaupapa whakahirahira e ako ai, e kōrero ai, e whangai ai i tō tātou reo rangatira! 

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority is offering an opportunity for all our registered members to learn Te Reo Māori online! The programme will begin from 1 July 2020 to 14 December 2020. This programme comes at no cost therefore all you need is your own device preferably a Chromebook, iPad, Laptop or PC and a reliable internet connection.  

    Click here to register for the online Te Reo Classes. Registrations will be open from 22 June 2020 to 12 July 2020.

    To register your attendance to the Matariki Celebration and Settlement Dinner click here

    firewood subsidy available for registered

    iwi members

    As a response to COVID-19 Ngāti Makino Iwi Authority will be subsiding 2 cubic meters of firewood for our registered iwi members within the Bay of Plenty. This subsidy will be available from 12 May 2020  to 9 June 2020. 

    Click here to complete your Firewood Subsidy Application and a staff member will make contact with you.

    The eligibility criteria is;

    • You must be a registered member with Ngāti Makino Iwi Authority. If you haven't registered please register at www.ngatimakino.co.nz/register
    • You must be between 18 - 64 years of age to apply
    • You must be residing within the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
    • You must apply for the Firewood Subsidy using this online application form
    • Only one delivery per household
    • The subsidy amount is $100.00 only
    • You can only receive this subsidy once
    • We will organise payment of the subsidy with the firewood merchant directly. You will need to ensure that the remaining amount ($100.00) due for the firewood is paid by you.
    • If you are applying for your home in Rotorua, your fireplace must be compliant with the Solid Fuel Burner Regulations for Rotorua

    We hope that you and your whanau are keeping safe and warm during lockdown.

    Ngāti Makino Iwi Authority

    otamarakau pahi tahi mobile covid-19 clinic

    Ngati Makino Iwi Authority with support from Otamarakau School and the Otamarakau Marae Trustees will be welcoming a Kaupapa Māori Community Based Assessment Clinic back into our community – Pahi Tahi will have a doctor, a nurse, and Kaiāwhina who will work with us to help whānau who need to be assessed for COVID-19 and provide support to get you through Alert level 4.

    If you, or someone in your whānau have a runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or fever then come and see the Pahi Tahi team.

    If your child has a sore throat please bring them down to be seen by the Doctor or contact your GP.

    This is a drive through service so come in your carwith people from your bubble only.

    Pahi Tahi will be at Otamarakau School this Friday from 10am-2pm

    For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus


    Ngati Makino Iwi Authority with support from Otamarakau School, Maketu Hauora and Poutiri Trust will be welcoming a Kaupapa Māori Community Based Assessment Clinic to our community – Pahi Tahi will have a doctor, a nurse, and Kaiāwhina who will work with us to help whānau who need to be assessed for COVID-19 and provide support to get you through Alert level 4.

    If you, or someone in your whānau have a runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or fever then come and see the Pahi Tahi team.

    This is a drive through service so come in your car, with people from your bubble only.

    Pahi Tahi will be at Otamarakau School this Monday (20th April 2020) from 10am-2pm

    For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus

    Mā tatou katoa ka ārai atu i te COVID-19

    Kia ora koutou,

    Please see below a link to a survey which has been developed to enable us to get a better understanding of where our people are located across the Te Arawa rohe and what their needs might be – for example, kai, transport, medical support etc. This has specifically been designed for Te Arawa whānau who are currently living in the Otamarakau, Rotorua, Maketu, Te Puke etc area only, as unfortunately we are unable to cross geographic boundaries to provide support during the COVID-19 Lockdown. 

    This information will be held securely by the Te Arawa Hub for the purposes of our COVID-19 response.


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Phone: 07 348 3599

    Email: Admin@ngatimakino.co.nz 

    E ngā reo, e ngā mana , e rongo ai tātou i ngā pitopito kōrero ō tēnā rangatira, ō tēnā mātanga ki tēneki o ngā tūmomo mate, arā te urutā e pā kino ana te tini me te mano puta noa i te ao.  Ka pānekeneke nei ō tātou pātuwatawata, ngā pā harakeke o te kāinga, nō reira me noho tūturu ki rō whare, hei oranga mō te katoa.

    COVID-19 Level 4 Alert in its second week provides messages of heartiness and positivity from our Ngāti Mākino Iwi. These include korero encouraging whanau to stay safe and be well in their bubbles/home, tips for shopping and engaging in a daily dose of exercise whilst breathing in the fresh air. These are great to hear and see during the COVID-19 pandemic rāhui!

    There remains plenty to do. Here is an update of coordinated efforts of the Board and Staff in collaboration with the Te Arawa COVID-19 Response Forum and Te Arawa Whanau Ora during the pandemic in the past 7 days.

    “Nōku te rourou, Nōu te rourou, ka ora ai te Iwi”

    • Kaumatua calls focused on their welfare checks and confirming contact details.
    • Delivering hygiene and/or food packs.  Please note these are limited and distribution is given to groups of most in need, the first being kaumatua. We are anticipating two more deliveries across the coming weeks. 
    •  Regular updates of COVID-19 on our website panui and Facebook. 
    •  Firewood deliveries to those kaumatua who require it and meet the council obligations for fireplaces.
    •  Kaumatua grants will be processed earlier so that our registered Kaumatua will have their grants during this time.

    If you are in need of urgent assistance and support please contact Cintina on 0272359345. There are many government agencies that are providing assistance, we do implore that you try those avenues first. 

    To help us, to connect with you, we do encourage you to update your online details, and/or register by using the  following link www.ngatimakino.co.nz/register or ring Cintina.

    We, the Board, also salute our staff and all Essential workers for their time and efforts during the COVID-19 rahui.   

    Whakapūpūtia ō mānuka, kia kore ai e whati

    Collectively working together for each other

    Kia hiwa rā, Kia hiwa rā!!  

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority supports the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent COVID-19 announcement that we have moved to Alert Level 3 and at midnight on Wednesday 25 March the country will be at Alert Level 4. 

    We, the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority Board and staff, have been working with many others (Iwi, Maori, non-government and government agencies) to develop a coordinated COVID-19 approach to address the safety and well-being of our pākeke and, whānui.

    To do this effectively and efficiently we ask for your patience and, when our staff members contact you please provide them with information that we can refer you to for further awhi/help and tautoko/support aligned with the COVID-19 response approach.  

    For any urgent administrative queries can you please use the following contact details:



    If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

    The best advice to slow the spread of the virus is to:

    • To keep your distance from people
    • Stay at home and only go out if you need to.
    • Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds
    • Sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

    We encourage you to stay safe and follow all guidance from the government: https://covid19.govt.nz/help-and-advice

    We will also make regular announcements to update you via our website and Facebook.

    Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi, I te toa takitini a Makino, Toitū te mana, Toitū te whenua, Toitū te tangata, Toitū ā Mākinotanga!

    Nga mihinui

    Laurance Tamati


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Phone: 027 616 7212


    E aku rahi, e aku tini, he pānui matua tēnei mā tātou e hikaka ana, e ngakau nui ana kia tae ake ki tō tātou wānanga a tēnei hātarei e tū mai nei.  Nā te whakatau o Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority e whakaruruhau ai e haumaru ai i o tātou kaumatua kuia nā tēnei tumomo mate ka whakatārewa ai te wānanga. Ko tō tātou arotake matua, kia manaaki, kia tiaki i ō tātou whānau, hapū, iwi hoki.

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority would like to advise that this weekend’s wānanga has been postponed due to the growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) that could potentially affect our most vulnerable, this includes our kaumatua and kuia.  Our main focus is to keep our people safe and healthy at all times especially when we come together as a whānau, hapū and iwi. We will advise when a new date will be scheduled. 

    Kia noho ora mai tātou i raro i te manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro.

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority



    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority will be holding a Wānanga (1 of 3) on 21 March 2020 from 9.00am at Pukehina Marae (1903 State Highway 2, Pukehina. 


    Our SEED Community Roadmap has been up and running since 2016 and in this time significant steps have been made to meet the overall needs of our whānau, hapū and iwi. Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority will be providing an overview of these events and new initiatives to take us forward beyond 2020.

    In the afternoon, we will be learning about our whakapapa connection to Mākino and the attributes and skills our ancestress possessed in looking after her people and the places she occupied.

    This is an opportunity for you to learn about your connection to Mākino!

    To register for this Wānanga you need to be a registered iwi member with Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority.

    Click here to register for this Wānanga.

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

    Kia hiwa ra Kia hiwa ra!

    He ika hui rua kua tau ki runga ia Tawakemoetahanga ia Waitaha a Hei, Haere ra e Wharekawa korua ko Arumia e tangi nei o korua
    hapū e mōteatea ana i to kōrua hinganga haere e moe, a , moe mai ra korua i te rangatiratanga o te mate 
    Tihei Mauri Ora!

    The Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority Whānau Health and Seed Wānanga Day is Cancelled. We join with Ngāti Whakahemo and all Ngāti Mākino in supporting the families of Wharekawa Raihi and Arumia Takuira as they prepare to mourn their mate.

    Kia tau ra nga manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro kia tatau katoa. Mauri Ora!

    Updated on Wednesday 5th February 2020

    Opportunity to work in the Taiao (environmental) space.....

    The Department of Conservation are looking to provide 20 Tauira with an opportunity to undertake tertiary study and be employed on a 2 year fixed term contract with the expectation of permanent employment at the conclusion. 

    See below for more.... Click here for a PDF Version


    Apply now for the following grants online;

    Kaumatua Grant

    Tertiary Grant

    Discretionary Grant & Hauora Grant

    Te Arawa Fisheries Scholarship Applications now open for the Te Arawa 500

    2020 Scholarship program

    Ngāti Mākino iwi Authority

    Grants Round 2020

    kaumatua & TERTIARY GRANTS

    Opening Date - 6 January 2020

    Closing Date - 15 May 2020

    Discretionary Grant & Hauora Grant

    Opening Date - 6 January 2020
    Closing Date - 11 December 2020


    Notice of the Group Annual General Meeting

    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority Internship Programme 2019

    Tēnā koutou,

    We are currently seeking applications for Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority internship programme. We have three internships available over the summer period to be based at our office on Level 1 at the GHA Centre in Rotorua. Interns will be paid a student stipend of $6000.00 with the programme running for ten weeks between November 2019 and February 2020. Our internships are aimed at developing whanau/hapū and iwi, while supporting Ngāti Mākino in its endeavour to connect our people within our Iwi management space. 

    Internship available to descendants of Ngāti Mākino specialising in the fields of

    1. Māori and Indigenous Development

    2. Environmental Science or Environmental Planning i.e. Hydrology, Ecology, Earth Science or Resource Management. 

    3. Social Health, sport and human performance i.e. Papa Takaro, Health & Well-being

    4. Computer Science i.e. ArcGIS, Social platform

    We’re looking for people who have a desire to grow their skills, and use them to enhance whanau, hapū and iwi. You must be hard-working, organised, a good communicator, and able to speak to a wide range of audiences. You will be working with a team who are passionate about building capacity in a range of disciplines, so having an open mind and the ability to cross-over multiple tasks is a must.

    While we are looking for a broad range of skills we will consider all applicants.  Please note that the internship does not cover accommodation expenses.

    Applications must be received by 5pm on 30 October 2019 

    Click here to apply, or if you have further questions please contact admin@ngatimakino.co.nz  

    ROTOITI - First Division Champion Cup Winners for Queenstown 2019

    All the efforts and preparation to finally arrive in Queenstown paid off. To see the kids' faces being at an airport, to watching them go through the process of checking out, from lift-off to being in a place outside their comfort zones was heart-warming. We farewelled two of our Bay of Plenty reps before the starting of the tournament with a hearty haka that left a few tears from our boys to see their brothers leave, so we played for them.

    To know we had the support of our families, friends, organisations and Iwi trusts was a bonus. We had many compliments from Air New Zealand attendants, people from all walks of life, on how the kids carried themselves in public with politeness and respect. We represented the club and our sponsors with pride and respect which flowed through our entire tour.

    We can't thank you enough for the support.

    First division Champion Cup Winners for Queenstown 2019.

    Pool Games

    Rotoiti 60 vs St Peters College 0

    Rotoiti 26 vs Silverdale 0

    Rotoiti 26 vs Methvale 17


    Rotoiti 63 vs Brother Queensland 7


    Rotoiti 21 vs Auckland Grammer 7

    MSc Opportunity

    NIWA are seeking a high calibre graduate student with demonstrated skills in written and oral communication and strong self-motivation to work.

    The student will be co-supervised by Dr Paul Franklin (NIWA), Dr Eleanor Gee (NIWA) and Professor Brendan Hicks (University of Waikato).

    The Scholarship is for study at the University of Waikato and consists of a NZ $17,500 student stipend in the thesis year only to cover course fees and living expenses.

    Start time for the thesis component of the work is July 2020

    Applications close 31 October 2019. Click here for more information

    Opportunity for employment with Sanford

    For the opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse seafood company who is on a journey to become “The best seafood company in the world”, send your application to us at: careers@sanford.co.nz or contact James Thian on 027 286 8909

    Applicants for these positions need to be either NZ citizens or NZ residents click here for more information

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    • 12 Apr 2019 1:20 PM | Anonymous

      E hara taku toa,i te toa taki tahi, Katahi ko taku toa he toa taki tini a Mākino. Toitu te mana, toitu te whenua, toitu te tangata, toitu te Mākinotanga. Ngāti Mākino determining our own future as a strong and vibrant Kaitiaki of our culture, our whānau, hapū, iwi, our land, and our seas.

      Ngāti Mākino are currently seeking to engage with our members that specialises in digital infographic systems. 

      An understanding of the kōrero and values of Mākinotanga will be advantageous. This is an opprtunity that will transition into document design, presentative templates and icons that will be utilised in our Research plans, GIS Systems, PPT and Word templates. 

      This small project is in collaborate with the Ngāti Mākino Rangahau team with the details and description of the work outlined after expression of interest. Note that Ngāti Mākino members will be of priority to the project.

      Members that are interested are advised to contact;

      Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority 

      Rangahau A Mākino


    • 8 Apr 2019 2:23 PM | Anonymous

      Once again Ngāti Makino are offering our koeke one free load of firewood (2 cubic meters split) and the opportunity to purchase additional wood this season at a discounted rate.  

      Mākino whanau and members of the public will also be given the opportunity to purchase this wood with priority going first to koeke and whanau then to others.  


      Koeke – An additional two cubic meters split pine (delivered and tipped on site) $160 (or pick-up) 

      Makino Whanau - Two cubic meters split pine (delivered and tipped on site) $200 (or pick-up)

      Others – Two cubic meters split pine (delivered and tipped on site) $360

      Please contact our office to request an order form or for more information regarding firewood. 

      E: admin@ngatimakino.co.nz

    • 2 Apr 2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous

      Tēnā koutou katoa, Ngāti Mākino

      Kia aho matuahia te taketake – Kia tūwaerea te tau a Mākino. Kia hiwa rā!

      Our team are intent on delivering opportunities for Ngāti Mākino uri both within our rohe and without.

      Progress is occurring on numerous projects at the moment due to the availability of opportunities overlapping. This is placing our organisation under pressure trying to ensure that the best opportunities are able to be realised.

      Aroturuki-ā-rohe / Ecosystem and Cultural Monitoring

      It is our pleasure to welcome John Rapana to our team as Aroturuki-ā-rohe / Ecosystem and Cultural Monitor. John has now completed studies for his degree from the University of Waikato and is contributing his expertise on a number of the projects we are involved in.

      Regional Planning

      There is a lot of activity in the regional planning space with the Plan Changes regarding water being negotiated and the mediation processes requiring a lot of work. We are collaborating with Mōtītī Rohe Moana Trust on Plan Change 9 mitigations and monitoring developments in the other Plan Changes being advanced (PC10, PC12 and PC14).


      We are also continuing to develop our geographic information system database which is the basis for our Iwi Management Plan and integrated catchment management and monitoring. We are working on the details with Regional Council to fulfill this outcome in the near future.

      Ngā Rangahau A Mākino  

      Ngā Rangahau A Mākino is also busy with the second phases of the National Science Challenges all under negotiation all over Aotearoa.  Ngā Rangahau A Mākino have been invited to participate in a couple of challenges and are working hard to ensure that this participation is properly aligned to our strategic plan priorities as the five year timeframe involved requires a long view commitment and a clearly thought through development and implementation strategy. In this regard we are positioning to get the best outcomes from the research to support a land-based aquaculture venture and diversification of forestry options on our whenua.


      Our 2019 Grants round has now closed and many of our koeke who received grants last year have returned their confirmation letters thank you. There may be newly ‘of age’ koeke over this coming year who will need to apply before in the next round as these grants are not automatic. Kaumatua firewood is being processed near Rotorua at a temporary site with a workforce having been inducted and deliveries have started. With the changable weather now and the more challenging work conditions, our team will do our best but this year it may not be possible to achieve the same level of support for our kaumatua. The reasons for this are complex and largely outside the control of NMIA but our Board of Trustees will be looking at a strategy  to create a more permanent basis for this in future years.  

      Wananga Cancellation

      Unfortunately our first 2019 Mākino wānanga on the 16th of March had to be cancelled due to low registrations, while our Deed of Settlement Dinner on the 6th of April has been deferred to be a biennial or two yearly event. We did see many of our koeke at Otamarākau on Friday 29th March when we hosted Te Arawa Pukenga Koeke hui.   

      Office Location

      Finally we are hoping that the issues frustrating our occupation of the Pukehina School research site and the firewood processing can be resolved soon so that the benefits of both of these initiatives can be realised again soon in 2019.

      Turou Hawaiki!!  

    • 26 Mar 2019 2:27 PM | Anonymous

      Kia Hiwa Ra! Kia Hiwa Ra!

      Te tai pōuriuri ki o tatau mate o Mākino a huri ia Te Arawa waka moe mai ra koutou i te rangatiratanga o te mate

      Te tai hurihuri nekeneke kia tatau e takatu tonu nei tihē mauri ora!

      Ngāti Mākino are you keen to come together to learn /re-learn mahi haka - kapa haka.

      We will learn at any of our marae. Talk to your whanau and if there is enough people who are keen we will call a time to hui.

      Mahi haka can be a vehicle that enables:

      • You to build a relationship with your marae your kōrero and your history
      • Whakawhanaungatanga
      • Strengthening your Mākinotanga
      • Building your reo kōrero
      • You to know who you are, where you are from
      • You to have some fun & laughs with your wider whanau  

      To begin with this kaupapa will be led by Hare Wiremu & Muriwai Ihakara.

      So if your keen, please register your interest at office@ngatimakino.co.nz. 

      Things we need to know... 

      Names of all whanau members interested in being a part of this kaupapa, main contact persons contact details (address, phone, email etc), ages, level of commitment and skill (this is not important but it will give us an idea of where everyone is at in terms of their haka abilities).    

      Kia kaha kia tatau....     

    • 25 Mar 2019 1:40 PM | Anonymous

      The Te Arawa Pukenga Koeke hui is scheduled for this Friday 29th March 2019 starting at 10am at Otamarākau marae, 2655 State Highway 2, Te Puke.  

      Nau mai, Haere mai

    • 14 Mar 2019 10:30 AM | Anonymous

      Tena koutou,

      Unfortunately due to low registrations we regret to inform you that the Ngāti Mākino Wānanga scheduled for this weekend (Saturday 15th March 2019) has been cancelled.

      Please note the next Wānanga is scheduled for Saturday 15 June 2019.

      Kia tau te mauri kia tatau katoa.

      Nga mihi,

      Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority 

    • 13 Mar 2019 11:38 AM | Anonymous

      Te Arawa Fisheries Annual General Meeting

      Date: 20 March 2019

      Time: 6:00 p.m.

      Venue: Tunohopu Marae, Ohinemutu, Rotorua

      Annual report available on our website from 8 March 2019.

      Address: Lakesyde Business Centre - Level 1, 1204 Whakaue Street, PO Box 1896, Rotorua

      Phone: 07 349 3227

      Email: info@tearawafisheries.maori.nz

      Website: www.tearawafisheries.maori.nz 

    • 13 Mar 2019 11:33 AM | Anonymous

      Are you Te Arawa living in Rotorua and looking for processing/packing work?

      We have a great initiative to help our people get into the seafood and other primary industries. 

      You would be:

      §   Transported in vans to do processing/packing at plants outside of Rotorua.

      §   Working on a casual basis as required.

      §   Paid $17.70 per hour plus.

      §   Able to pass a pre-employment drug test.


      Contact us on 07 349 3227, email us at: info@tearawafisheries.maori.nz or come in to our Te Arawa Fisheries offices at 1204 Whakaue Street, Level 1, (above Harcourts) before Thursday 14 March 2019, 12.00pm.

    • 5 Mar 2019 6:11 PM | Anonymous


      Aroturuki -rohe / Cultural and Ecosystem Monitor

      • Exciting Iwi Role
      • Utilise your technical and cultural expertise

      E hara taku toa, I te toa taki tahi, Katahi ko taku toa he toa taki tini a Mākino.  Toitu te mana, toitu te whenua, toitu te tangata, toitu te Mākinotanga.

      Ngti Mkino determining our own future as a strong and vibrant Kaitiaki of our culture, our whanau, hap, iwi, our land, and our seas.

      Ngāti Mākino are expanding our team to include cultural monitoring, resource consent processing and research capability that empowers the best management of the Ngāti Mākino rohe. This is a multi-faceted role that includes activities ranging from research support; resource consent processing; on-site cultural monitoring of earthworks; to drone deployment gathering video data for cultural and ecosystem monitoring purposes.

      You will join a small professional team in this exciting and challenging role. The successful candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or similar, a high level of technical ability, and strong cultural awareness.

      As Cultural and Ecosystem Monitor, you will have responsibility and accountability for monitoring and reporting on all landscape and seascape modification occurring within the Ngti Mkino rohe.

      Cultural monitoring, analysis and reporting

      • Monitoring of cultural sites
      • On-site Cultural monitoring of earthworks for a range of projects
      • Drone deployment to capture aerial video footage for Ngti Mkino resources
      • Contribution to Report Preparation using established formats • Ngti Mkino Heritage Trust event planning and equipment management
      • Meeting attendance with councils and committees
      • Project Coordination

      Technical & Analytical Support

      • Physical sampling of water quality and climatic conditions
      • Site investigations including soil properties and logs, photography, council records
      • Resource Consent responses to developers
      • Communications and slide show resources design and/or preparation
      • Mauri Model assessment reports
      • Providing support at conferences, wnanga and symposia

      Reporting to the Ngti Mkino Kaiwhakahaere Mtua / General Manager, you will have proven technical skills, experience in iwi advancement and knowledge of Ngti Mkino. You will have knowledge of Te Reo me ona tikanga and good written communication, computer and media skills.
      You will have the ability to identify and promote the best interests of Ng
      ti Mkino and work in collaboration with the Kaiwhakahaere mtua, other Hap and Iwi in a way that positively contributes to the achievement of our strategic aspirations.

      Applications should be emailed to kepa@ngatimakino.co.nz and should be received no later than 1.00pm on Thursday 14th March 2019. Interviews will then be scheduled for Friday 15th March 2019.

    • 27 Feb 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous

      Tena koutou,

      The NMIA is seeking expressions of interest for people who have an interest in firewood processing work.  

      Preferred Skills/Qualifications

      • Chainsaw operator tickets
      • HT licence 
      • First Aid

      To express your interest in this project, please feel free to contact our office on 07 573370 alternatively email office@ngatimakino.co.nz using the subject line "Expressions of Interest - Firewood Processing" 

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    Ehara taku toa, i te toa taki tahi, Kātahi ko taku toa he toa taki tini ā Mākino.

    Toitū te mana, Toitū te whenua, Toitū te Tangata, Toi tū te Mākinotanga

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