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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

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  • 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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