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Ngati Makino IwI Panui - March 2018

13 Mar 2018 2:50 PM | Anonymous

Tena koutou katoa,                

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

From the General Manager Dr Kepa Morgan

By now you may have looked at the Kia Makino E! 2018 maramataka and either be bamboozled by all the symbols or like me thinking you need more time to go fishing and in the garden. Heoi ano, here are my reflections on a couple of months with the maramataka and what I am learning. 

The long block of six days with everything on it is “Tangaroa to Otane”. As is suggested this is a time of high activity and energy that I am more aware of due to the maramataka. I noticed that I got through a lot of tasks and was very productive during that time – I would have rather been fishing though, so if you were, then let us know how it went and what you experienced.

Closely following that block are several days that are good for reflection and contemplation as energy levels have subsided and we should not try to move mountains but rather relax and be happy with the results from the week just passed. 

No reira, kia piki te ora, kia Makino e!

Trust Deed Review – The Ngati Makino Iwi Authority are currently undergoing a Trust Deed review to ensure the trusts deeds (NMIA and NMHT) reflect the purpose and function of each entity.  The Trust Deed review will enable NMIA to run their processes in a more efficient way whilst also ensuring beneficiary rights are protected.  Once the final amendments have been approved by the board a Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held in order to approve the Trust Deed amendments.


Kia Makino Reo Strategy– Te Reo strategy has been implemented in four centres throughout the Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Otamarakau, Maketu and Rotorua) in order to revitalise the Reo in our homes, on the marae and within our rohe.  

It is our aspiration that:

“By 2028 Ngati Makino reo thrives on our marae in our homes throughout our boundaries and where ever Ngāti Mākino uri live.” 

There are still spaces available on this programme so if you are interested in attending our Reo classes please contact the officefor more information.Previously funded by Te taurawhiri I te reo; this initiative is now funded by Te Matawai o Te Arawa. 

Moutoroi Pa Site– Huiterangiora convened to bless the Moutoroi Pa site prior to the removal of Pinus Radiata which was wrongly planted in the 80s. Moutoroi Pa is to be replanted with native species to reduce the chances of self-seeding Pines. The Pa site is adjacent Te Kuha A Makino, the headwaters of Waitahanui, and effectively extends the native bush buffer that protects our Taonga from the impacts of commercial forestry operations.

Firewood -NMIA have employed 3 Makino beneficiaries on a casual basis to cutand splitfirewood.  This wood is being offered free to Makino koeke and at a significant discounted rate for Ngāti Makino members.  Contact the officefor more information or to order yours now! 

Mahinga Kai Challenge– Due to lack of entries the Mahinga kai challenge was cancelled. In order for us to be able to host events of this nature we require the support of nga uri.  Suggestions on events you would like Ngāti Makino to host are welcome

Grants -2018 round of grants opened on 2 December and Close (30 March).  Key focus areas are; Tertiary, Kaumatua 65+, Hauora/Discretionary and Marae.  Be sure to get your applications in so you don’t miss out on the 2018 round of funding.  For more information click hereor feel free to contact our office.

Employment Opportunity with CEDENCO -Five interns are being sought for an employment opportunity and work experience at North Island Mussels Ltd in Tauranga.  The duration of this internship is for four months and is fully paid. The opportunity involves shift work averaging 110 hours per fortnight. Subsidies may be available for travel and accommodation. Support will be provided to ensure WINZ entitlements are only suspended for the duration of the internship.  Applications close 16thMarch.

For more information please contact:

Cedenco Foods NZ Ltd

E: internship@cedenco.co.nz

P: 06 869 0666

North Island Mussels Ltd

E: internship@niml.co.nz

P: 07 571 3917

Click here for more information


Ngati Makino Wananga - Mai i Tawhitiareare ki Maketu tae noa ki Otamarakau Wananga -This is the first of three wānanga scheduled for 2018 to enable uri of Mākino to gain an understanding of Mākino history, whakapapa, tikanga whanaungatanga and to learn moteatea. Mai i Tawhitiareare ki Maketu tae noa ki Otamarakau; From Tahiti to Maketu to Otamarakau; This is the primary kaupapa - focus of the two day wānanga. You will also learn moteatea.  These wānanga are designed to strengthen you the individual you the whānau and us all the iwi.  So come with an enquiring mind an open heart and a passion to learn about your Mākinotanga – to learn what makes you Ngāti Mākino.  This wānanga will be live streamed register on our website to receive your link.      

Deed of Settlement Celebration Dinner -This day (2 April) marks the day Ngāti Mākino Iwi signed their Deed of Settlement with the Crown.  You are invited to a celebration dinner that will be hosted at Otamarakau Marae on Saturday 7th April 2018 to honour those who made a major contribution to Ngati Makino and to celebrate the signing of our Deed of Settlement 2011.   A bus from Rotorua will be available departing at 2:00 p.m. from the Rotorua Events Centre and expected to arrive at Otamarakau Marae at 4:00 p.m.

Pick up points are as follows:

1400 – 1410 Rotorua Events Centre

1425 – 1435 Te Ngae Shopping Centre

1500 – 1510 Te Takinga Marae

1530 – 1535 Paengaroa Shops

Download the Programme


1.   Keep an eye out for SGM to amend NMIA/NMHT Trust Deeds

2.   Register for Te Reo programme

3.   Order your wood NOW

4.   Grant applications open APPLY NOW

5.   Register to attend upcoming events

Register for your online membership today!!!

Office: +64 (7) 573-3370 / Email: office@ngatimakino.co.nz / Address: 1762 Old Coach Road, RD6, Pukehina, Te Puke / Postal: PO Box 479, Te Puke 


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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