Ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi
An update from Te Arawhiti
Hūtia te rito o te harakeke. Kei hea te kōmako, e kō? Uia mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu; he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
Pluck the heart from the flax bush. Where will the bellbird be? Ask me, what is the most important thing in the world? I will reply; it is people, it is people, it is people!
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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve here in New Zealand and across the world, we wanted to provide a brief update about Te Arawhiti working arrangements and the possible support available for ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi.
Te Arawhiti staff are getting used to different working conditions including following Government guidelines and working from home. We remain available to work with ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi should you wish.
We would like to assure you that while Ministers asked ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi for regional hapū grouping mandate proposals from March, and collective mandate proposals from May, they have not given a deadline for when mandate proposals must be submitted. We understand ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi are currently carrying out a lot of significant work and may have other priorities at this time.
Should you wish to continue working on your mandate proposals, we are available and willing to help with the development of mandate proposals. Please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
We appreciate this is an uncertain and difficult time for everyone, and we will endeavor to adapt and respond as required. In the meantime, our best wishes for you and your whānau staying safe and well.
In December 2019, Ministers Little and Mahuta invited:
- mandate proposals from regional hapū groupings to negotiate cultural redress; and
- mandate proposals to negotiate collective matters (such as He Wakaputanga, te reo Māori, and financial and commercial redress).
Ministers consider there are common issues across ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi that would be better addressed in a collective negotiation.
A mandate proposal template is provided in the supporting documents section.
Funding is available to support hui and the development of proposals for regional hapū groupings and collective negotiations, on the following basis:
- Funding is available to: hapū, hapū groupings and organisations.
- Funding is available to support hui and other costs associated with developing proposals (including for example advertising, venue hire, catering).
- 50% of funding applied for can be provided in advance of hui with the remaining amount paid on reimbursement after a hui is held.
A funding application form is provided in the supporting documents section.
Initial information hui
Te Arawhiti and Te Puni Kōkiri held initial information hui with ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi between 16-20 January 2020 to share details about the mandating and negotiations processes, and to discuss next steps for developing mandate proposals and support including funding.
The hui notes can be found in the supporting documents section.
Further information and support
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information or support in the development of mandate proposals and funding applications.