Te Runanga o Ngāti Maru are on the search for a new tohu as they enter a new phase of their journey. They’re reaching out to whanau to create the new look for their iwi that will represent who they are, where they’ve been, and where they’re headed.
“The idea to reach out to our whanau to create our new tohu came from whanau themselves who have consistently expressed the desire to be a part of the journey we’re on,” says Runanga Chairman, Holden Hohaia.
Te Runanga o Ngāti Maru hold regular wānanga to encourage more whanau to come home, reconnect, and celebrate who they are. These wānanga also provide them with the opportunity to raise awareness of the treaty settlement journey and the negotiations process.
Trustee and Lead Negotiator, Anaru Marshall says the treaty settlement is a significant step forwards for Ngāti Maru.
“We want all our whanau with us so they can be a part of this significant milestone for our iwi. We want to know what matters to them and what their aspirations are. Allowing one of our own to design our new tohu just makes sense.”
The competition is open to anyone who has whakapapa to Ngāti Maru.
- The Tohu needs to encapsulate the ‘Maru Ora aspirations’
- The competition ends 15 May 2017, 5pm.
- All entries need to be sent to email@example.com
- Please include your full name and contact details and a short description of your tohu design
- Please see terms and conditions for further detail
Download the MARU ORA brochure here.
Terms and Conditions can be found here.