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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!

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


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

  • 7 Mar 2018 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra! 

    Five interns are being sought. Employment Opportunity for four months fully paid training and work experience at North Island Mussels Ltd in Tauranga. 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 16th March so kia tere koutou.

    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


  • 26 Feb 2018 2:48 PM | Anonymous


    Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority have temporarily employed three people to split wood for uri (descendants) and for the general public.

    • Ngāti Mākino koroua and kuia 65yrs + 2cubic metres stacked - Free
    • Ngāti Mākino uri 2 cubic metres $120.00

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • You MUST be of Ngāti Mākino descent to qualify for free wood koroua & kuia
    • You Must be Ngāti Mākino to qualify for uri discount
    • For all categories of orders YOU MUST be registered
    • Registration at: http://www.ngatimakino.co.nz/page-7745
    • For uri and general public orders PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE DELIVERY
    • For all enquiries - P: 07 5733370 M: 022 0907879 E: office@ngatimakino.co.nz

    Prices for Non-Makino members (public) will be available shortly.

  • 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

  • 29 Nov 2017 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Kia ora whanau, 

    The 2017/18 round of grants opens this Saturday 2nd December 2017 and will close on Friday 30th March 2018. The Ngāti Mākino Heritage Trust have determined four (4) key focus areas for this years grants and distributions and amounts allocated to each of these focus areas.

    The following are the four main areas for 2017/18:

    • Tertiary Education Grant to support Ngati Makino rangatahi, iwi and their descendants to attain higher education and to build relationships with Ngāti Mākino rangatahi and tauira who in the future will contribute to Ngāti Mākino development
    • Kaumātua Grant to support our Ngāti Mākino Kaumātua
    • Hauora/Discretionary Grant to improve the health and wellbeing of Ngāti Mākino
    • Mārae Grant to protect, restore and/or develop marae facilities; improve a marae’s ability to meet the hopes and needs of whānau, hapū and iwi; to protect and tell our stories and heritage for people in the future; and improve community links and relationships

    You must have an online account to view grant information and criteria online.  Forms are available via email or at the office please feel free to contact us for more information.  

  • 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 


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