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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!

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  • 30 Oct 2017 3:28 PM | Anonymous

    Kia ora Whanau,

    This weekend Ngati Makino will be piloting a Mara Kai programme at Pukehina Primary School as agreed within the MOU with the Rangituakoha whanau.  The garden is intended to support the school, whanau and local community.  

    We are calling on any whanau members who are available on Saturday 4th November at 8:00 a.m. to come along and help with the planting at Pukehina Primary School, 1762 Old Coach Road, RD6, Te Puke.

    Bring along your gumboots, sunhat, sunblock and any gardening equipment you might have lying around (there will have some equipment on site). Lunch will be provided.  

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the office 07 573 3370.

    Mauri ora!  

  • 6 Oct 2017 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    Kia ora Whanau,

    As you are aware, the term of office of two (2) trustees, Laurance Tamati and Hare Williams expires on Sunday 26 November 2017.

    Nominations for the 2 trustee positions are open to all members of the Iwi Authority and must be made on the nomination forms available from the Returning Officer or on the Ngati Makino website. 

    You must be a registered member of the Iwi Authority to be eligible for nomination or to vote in the upcoming elections.  Please ensure you register today!  If you are unsure whether you are registered or not, feel free to contact us at the office on 07 573 3370.  

    Nominations and registrations close Wednesday 11 October 2017.  


    Click here for a copy of the "Nomination Form"

  • 6 Oct 2017 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    Ngā Rangahau A Mākino having been launched in November 2016 hosted the first research symposium in March titled Kia Mākino E! The symposium brought together the Mākino Model (worldview biased holistic mauri assessment) with CBONS, an initiative pioneered by leading researchers from the United States including President’s Professor Lillian Na’la Alessa, International Liaison and Program Lead CBONS-SA.

    Researchers from various organisations including NIWA, Atawhai Whenua and Toi Ohomai attended the symposium held at Otamarakau. The combined research initiatives have the potential to create a new synergy that can produce high fidelity information regarding changes occurring in the ecosystem that inform a comprehensive analysis capable of reflecting different worldview perspectives. Those present were excited by the possibilities that the combined approaches introduced.

    Further collaboration is planned for 2017 with a follow-up meeting and research funding proposals to be prepared for submission in late September.

    Photo caption:  President’s Professor Lil and Dr Anaru Kliskey demonstrate the CBONS data capture system outside Ruapotango wharekai at Otamarakau.

    Photo caption 2:  Participants contribute to discussion on the potential for mauri based assessments and the relevance of the CBONS data management system.

    Ngā Rangahau Ō Mākino was launched at the 2016 AGM and is developing a long-term focus so that we can learn from the work being done. We already have a strong reputation resulting from work done by the Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust. We want to know about the integrity of our resources and their availability. We have ocean opportunities (Ki Tai), fresh water and land opportunities (Ki Uta). We are going to use mauri to understand these opportunities rather than just money.

    So we need to understand how we will measure mauri. The Mākino Model explains the mauri of our lands and waters, focused on impacts and monitoring. Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust make submissions to many council documents. The common thread is mauri. A Mākino Model wānanga for the board and our koeke, allowing discussion and debate before the Mākino Model was shared with those attending the Mākino Model / CBONS wānanga on 21st and 2nd March.      

    Photo caption 3:  The Kia Makino E! symposium flyer

    Make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming elections! 

    REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 11 October 2017


  • 2 Oct 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    Kia ora Whanau,

    Please be advised that our office has relocated to Pukehina Primary School, Room 3, 1762 Old Coach Road, RD6, Te Puke.  

    As you can imagine, moving office can cause some slight disruptions to our services (phones, internet etc), we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this period.  

    If you need to contact us during this transition, please contact us on the numbers below, by email or pop in for a cuppa anytime.  

    General Manager - Dr. Kepa Morgan: 022 436 2324

    Admin - Awhina Awhimate: 022 090 7879

    Kia Makino Facilitator - Muriwai Ihakara: 027 497 5057

    Kaupapa Taiao - Pia Bennett: 027 640 0077

    Nga mihi

  • 14 Sep 2017 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the term of office of two (2) trustees, Laurance Tamati and Hare Williams expires on Sunday 26 November 2017. Nominations for the two (2) trustee positions must be made on the Nomination Form available from the Returning Officer: 

    Level 1 

    GHA Centre 

    1108 Fenton Street 

    P.O. Box 1712 


    Phone 07 348 3599 

    The nomination form may also be accessed from the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority website www.ngatimakino.co.nz. 

    The Nomination Form is to be completed by the Nominee and counter signed by three Adult Registered Members of the Iwi Authority. Nominations will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

    Candidates are required to provide a brief curriculum vitae detailing their experience relevant to the role of trustee of the Iwi Authority. 

    For the purposes of this election the iwi register will be closed at 5.00pm, Wednesday 11 October 2017. To be eligible to nominate, be a nominee or vote in the election you must be registered by Wednesday 11 October 2017. Only Adult Members of Ngāti Mākino shown on the Ngāti Mākino iwi register will be eligible to vote. 

    Board of Trustees 


  • 4 Sep 2017 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Are you wearing your new Beanie Ōkawa or Ōpaki? Trustee Stewart Ngatai modelled the ngā hau e whā Beanie innovation now being modelled by everyone that attended the Matariki Event.

    Tatati Takuira-Mita had this to say.

    “Our whānau really enjoyed celebrating Matariki at Ōtamarākau Marae this year. There was heaps of kai which was yummy. The kōrero and presentation was interesting and informative. We loved the Beanies that were given out for us to represent Ngāti Mākino. What an awesome idea! and perfect for this time of year. Holding the event at the marae was awesome as it gave the option for whanau to stay, if needed. A huge mihi to all the organisers and ringawera.”

    It really was a fabulous dinner, “kua puta a pito”, and staff contributions were acknowledged, Ngāti Mākino grant recipients congratulated, and the new Beanie introduced. The Beanie design features the Ngāti Mākino monogram on one side and the phrase Kia Mākino E! on the opposite side. This allows the beanie to be worn Ōkawa (Monogram to front), Ōpaki (phrase to the front), or unsure about the hui sideways one way, unsure about yourself sideways the other way. One of the whanau described the beanie as Ngāti Mākino’s version of the mullet haircut – all business at the front and a party at the back.

    It was also movie night, with a special screening of Ngā Iwa Ō Matariki courtesy of Ahorangi Associate Professor Rangi Mātāmua. The 15 minute movie was the perfect end to the evening leaving 

    everyone fulfilled physically, intellectually, and spiritually. Themovie was prefaced with a sampling of different representations of Matariki or the Pleiades constellation from around the world. These images illustrated how different cultures value Matariki and emphasised for those present the need to revitalise our own understandings so that in 2018 we can celebrate our new year including the particular Mākino nuances that make Matariki unique at Ōtamarākau.

    Photo: Matariki is to left of Kōpū (Venus)

    Na Mark Maxwell tenei kōrero.

    I tera marama, i haere matou ‘ko taku whanau’, ki Ōtamarakau ki te whakanui Matariki. Nga mihi ki a koutou hoki, ki te whanau me te ropu whakahaere o Ngāti Mākino, tena koutou.

    Koinei aku whakaaro e pa ana i tera kaupapa. I miharo matou i te nui me te ahua nahanaha o nga kaupapa. I tuwhera te ra, he powhiritia te tangata whenua i a matou-nga manuhiri, katahi ka noho tatou mo te kai, he tino reka. A muri tera ka ako matou, e pā ana ki te whetu i roto i te rangi, nga whetu hou me nga mahi o nga whetu o Matariki. I matakitaki tatou he kiriata. He tino kiriata pai. I te mutunga o te ra, tatou katoa korero i roto i te po. Ko te ata i muri mai, parakuihi tatou, whakapai te marae, poroporoake. Ae, I tautoko ke ki te kawa me nga tikanga maori kua whakakite matou kei runga i te marae. I tutaki matou ki te whanau whanui, whanau hou. Ko te mea nui mo ta maua tamariki. 

    He ataahua rirerire i tera ra whakata.  Ko te mea nui, e mihi mai, me mihi atu no reira tena koutou tena koutou mauri ora ki a tatou.

    Anei he whakatauki: Ina kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe I hea, kei te mohio koe, kei te anga atu ki hea. Tae hoki nga whetu!

    Waitahanui-A-Hei was available for whanau to stay overnight and an early rise was rewarded with an awesome night sky that gradually gave way to an amazing sunrise captured in the image below.


    We are now planning for this to become an annual event. Next year the event will be better promoted, some transport provided, and more cool ideas.


    Last month I went to Ōtamarakau to celebrate Matariki. Acknowledgments to the family and organisers of Ngāti Mākino. Thankyous.

    Here are my thoughts. We were amazed at the extent and nature of the planned project over the weekend. The day opened, with a Powhiri to welcome the visitors, then we sat down to eat, as one. Very beautiful food. After that we learnt about the stars in the sky, new stars and the purpose of these stars.

    We watched a film about Matariki. A very good film. At the end of the day we all sat and talked through the night. The next morning, we ate breakfast, cleaned the marae then said our farewells. Fully in support of the protocols, the culture shown to us on the the marae. We meet wider family, new family which is very important for our children.

    It was a exceptionally beautiful weekend. It is very important that we thank you all so much. Here’s a proverb: If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going. Reach for the stars!

  • 4 Sep 2017 10:12 AM | Anonymous


    This notice is to inform the community that Pukehina School has not received any correspondence from the Ministry saying that the school will be closing.  

    A concern only, has been raised about our falling roll and we have been asked how we intend to grow our school into the future.  

    Please let everyone know, WE ARE NOT closing.  

    Our future depends on building a community of support around our school.  WE NEED MORE STUDENTS!!!!!

    Come and check out the school!

    We have:  A culture of care

    All students are valued and respected 

    Each student has a voice

    Students feel safe

    We meet the individual needs of all students


    To respect ourselves and one another, appreciate individual differences and encourage one another to be the best you can be 

    BY: Taking Responsibility 

    Working Together

    Striving for Excellence

    Being Respectful

    If you have any ideas or feedback please comment and let us know! 

    Mauri ora

    Pukehina School Contact Details

    Address: 1762 Old Coach Rd Te PukeBay Of Plenty 3186

    Phone: 07-533 3869

    Fax: 07-281 1093

    Principal Email (Roger Reid): principal@pukehina.school.nz

    Office Email (Linda Gorissen): office@pukehina.school.nz

    Pukehina School Panui

  • 15 Aug 2017 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    After the successful launch of the Ngati Makino website and digital communications platform, we would like to encourage our members to begin to utilise these resources for their intended purpose.  

    "To inform, communicate, interact and engage with Nga Uri o Ngāti Mākino"

    In order for us to transition to our new digital communications platform, we require our members (current and new) to "REGISTER ONLINE" which will:

    1. Give you the ability to maintain your own member details (keeping them current and up to date)
    2. Allow you access to our member only content 
    3. Provide the opportunity to create and participate in forum discussions
    4. Give members access to funding through a range of grants
    5. Enable Ngati Makino Iwi Authority to keep you up-to-date and informed on iwi related takē

      As an incentive and to encourage our members to "REGISTER ONLINE" and utilise our digital communications platform, we have a limited number of beanies to give away while stocks last.  

      How to get yours:

      1. "REGISTER ONLINE" (Click the link and follow the prompts)
      2. You will receive login details to "view, edit and cancel" your membership only
      3. Once your application has been received by our office, admin will check it off against our current register
        • Current Members -  Will be verified and approved immediately. Once verified your beanie will be delivered to your registered address
        • New Members - Applications will require verification by our Kia Makino Facilitator / Whakapapa committee prior to beanies being delivered
      4. Please allow sufficient time for verification, approvals and delivery of product


    • 17 Jul 2017 11:14 AM | Anonymous

      Matariki XPonential

      This year Ngāti Mākino would like to sponsor three (3) rangatahi to attend the Matariki XPonential 2017 event and dinner.  Register your interest now if you would like to attend the annual gathering of Māori business leaders and future superstars. 

      Registrations close 21 July 2017.

      About Matariki XPonential 

      Matariki XPonential will provide opportunities for you to meet other like-minded Māori entrepreneurs, learn from one another, build connections and offer practical pathways to help you to achieve business innovation success.  

      Join us in Rotorua on July 29th for one day of mind-blowing, inspiring, game-changing discussion and debate.

      When: Saturday 29 July 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Where: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua

      Tickets: Sponsored by Ngāti Mākino

      Matariki XPonential Programme

      For more information please contact us at the office.  

    • 10 Jul 2017 3:51 PM | Anonymous

      Tena koutou,

      Just a friendly reminder our Ngati Makino Matariki event is on this weekend.  

      Please register yourself and your whanau if you intend on coming.

      A hakari and entertainment will be provided.

      Accommodation is available for those coming from afar (bring your own linen) and dress warm! 

      We look forward to seeing you all there.

      Nga mihi, 

      Ngati Makino Iwi Authority

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