Message from the Chair

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Kia Ora Whānau!

“Ngā tini whetu ki te rangi, Ngāti Maru ki te whenua”. This famous Ngāti Maru proverb comes to mind when I reflect on the progress of our iwi over the past month. It is reflective of our people’s reputation for outstanding achievement in whatever we put our minds to. With our Ngāti Maru uri featuring on Māori TV advertisements, and our register reaching over 2,000 in the past month, we have a lot to be proud of!

Tihe i a Maru Ora!

GROWING OUR IWI REGISTER

I’d like to give a huge mihi to all of you who committed to growing our Iwi register to over 2,000 uri! It is important that we keep up the momentum and get our whānau registered. With a tribal estate of more than 544,000 acres, Ngāti Maru is the largest Taranaki tribe in terms of land area. Our rohe stretches from Taranaki Maunga all the way to Whanganui River and north to the source of the Waitara river. It is important that we work towards a register that reflects our BIG rohe, so that we can ensure a settlement package that enables us a strong collective economic base moving forward.

MARU WĀNANGA 

We have more exciting events coming up this month! Thanks very much for your involvement in our wānanga and the Ministerial Visit! We are so grateful for your time and mahi as these events couldn’t happen without you all! Keep up the good work whānau and make sure you attend our next wānanga on the 4th and 5th of March at Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae.

Ngā mihi,

Holden

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