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 Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

January 2018 Panui

12 Jan 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous

Tena koutou katoa,

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

Welcome to the first Ngāti Mākino panui of 2018. We hope you all enjoyed the festive season with your whanau and friends.  



Implemented organizational review of the Ngati Makino Group

  • Organisational restructure completed
  • Appointment of Ngati Makino Iwi Authority General Manager
  • Appointment of Kia Mākino Facilitator to focus on Cultural Revitalisation

Applied for Statistics NZ recognition as Iwi for 2018 census and updated Tuhono registration details

  • Iwi registration will ensure NMIA has access to Stats NZ data gathered in census

Ngati Makino Iwi Database and Website

  • New website and online membership database trialed and launched

Led the integration of the community development plan with the Mākino Model to identify the updated strategic plan for Ngāti Mākino

  • Strategic plan 2017 - 2020 prepared and Strategic Overview published on Ngāti Mākino website

Ngāti Mākino research unit established

  • Nga Rangahau A Makino virtual research hub launched
  • Research relationships created through Symposium

Relocation of Ngāti Mākino offices and operations within the Ngāti Mākino rohe

  • Investigations of potential sites for relocation of offices investigated and reported

Continued diversification of the investment portfolios to ensure sustainable returns

  • Diversified portfolio made up of domestic funds and one Australian fund
  • Achieved below average returns from investment activities

Provided funding of $12,891to Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust to fund its activities and transferred $95,000 for beneficiary distributions

  • The Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust operations were incorporated into the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority processes during the later portion of the financial year

Opportunity to grow the asset base of Ngāti Mākino actioned

  • Purchase and title transfer for 848 hectares of licensed forest land in the Rotoehu Forest
  • Recovered whakapapa lands and provides for above average commercial returns

Active Management of the Te Kohanga forest

  • Investment into this forestry asset will generate future income for conservation and education initiatives.

Managed the ongoing forest license and school income

  • Rental income received for both key leases

There is plenty more to report from the second half of 2017 as well but we will keep our powder dry until our 2018 AGM :o)

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018 Lots happening in 2018 and we want all our peeps to be a part of our upcoming events below.  

GRANTS OPEN (2 December) - Ngāti Mākino have a range of grants available for members including, kaumatua, tertiary, hauora/discretionary, Marae and Smoking Cessation.  View our grant criteria and application forms here.

Mahinga Kai Challenge (2-3 March) - Ngāti Mākino are hosting their very first Mahinga Kai Challenge where Iwi and non-iwi members are asked to put a team of 6 together to fish, hunt and gather as much kai as needed for your cooks to prepare your meals in time for the hākari.  Hākari will be prepared for our Koeke at Otamarakau Marae. Judging will take place at around 6:00 p.m. Register your team of six (6) NOW for your opportunity to win this awesome challenge!! Please note, rangatahi/youth 13+ are welcome to participate but they must be supervised by the adults in the team and the majority of members in a team must be adults.


Ngāti Mākino Wānanga (17 - 18 March) – Mai Hawaiki ki Maketu.

Grants Close (30 March) - Be sure to get your applications in so you don’t miss out on the 2018 round of funding.


Ngāti Mākino Deed of Settlement Celebration (2 April 2018) - This day marks the day Ngāti Mākino Iwi signed their Deed of Settlement with the Crown.  A celebration dinner will be hosted at Otamarakau Marae on the 2nd April 2018 to celebrate and remember those past and present who initiated then settled our claim. 

Poukai (23 May) – An opportunity to join with Ngāti Pikiao and Te Arawa whanui to host this annual event.

Ngāti Mākino Wananga (16 - 17 June) – Whakapapa - Whakahononga.

Ngāti Mākino Matariki (7 July) - Our second Matariki event will be held at Otamarakau Marae on 7 July 2018.  Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades.  Matariki rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.  Join us on 7 July to learn more about Matariki.  Food, accommodation and entertainment will be provided. 

Ngāti Mākino Wānanga (14 - 16 September) – Our final wānanga for the year.  Hikoi. 

Ngāti Mākino Group AGM (24 November) - All welcome to attend Ngāti Mākino Group AGM.  



This year Ngāti Mākino will be receiving an excess amount of firewood and is offering 1 load (2 cube) free of charge to our registered Koeke living within the Bay of Plenty region (not including Taupo) during the winter season.  

Once our koeke have been looked after, whanau can then purchase firewood from us at a discounted rate (rate to be determined).  

Any members applying for wood must be registered on our digital register.

Please contact our office to register your interest.  

Labourers Wanted

We are looking for fit, strong, reliable workers to do a number of jobs in relation to the processing, delivery and storage of firewood. 

Jobs include, working with a chainsaw to cut logs, moving, splitting, and stacking firewood.

Training, PPE and supervision to be provided as necessary. Timeframe is short-term from next week until we run out of firewood or deliveries (which-ever comes first).

Pay rates to be determined. Please contact our office for more details.

Te Reo Classes

Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust are pleased to advise the Te Reo classes will continue to operate in 2018.

Classes commence on the 15th January 2018 with weekly sessions being run out of our centres in Kawerau, Otamarakau, Maketu and Rotorua. There are four (4) wananga planned for this year which you are required to attend.   

Please contact our office to register your interest. Contact Us at admin@ngatimakino.co.nz


For more informaiton about any of these events please contact our office on 07 5733370 or email admin@ngatimakino.co.nz

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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