KAUPAPA MAORI

Philosophically Maori

TE OHAAKI

The Legacy

  • KUPU WHAKAARA // Mission Statement

    To improve the holistic well-being of every Māori and Pacific person domiciled within the environs of Kirikiriroa.

  • TE TAUMATA TIROHANGA // Vision Statement

    Kotahi ano te kohao o te ngira

    E kuhuna ai te miro mā te miro pango me te miro whero

    I muri i au, kia mau ki te ture, ki te aroha me te whakapono

     

    There is but one eye of the needle

    Through which the white, black and red threads must all pass

    After i am gone, holdfast to divine lore, unconditional love and resolute faith

     

    A proverb by Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, 1858.

  • POU TIKANGA // Values

    The core values of the Rūnanga are:

    >   Mana Rangatira

    >   Whanaungatanga

    >   Manaakitanga

    >   Arohatanga

     

    These values underpin the corporate values of the Rūnanga which are:

     

    >  Tikanga as being fundamental to the organisation as the

         foundation for all its practices

    >  Te Tiriti ō Waitangi (the Treaty) and the principles of

         Partnership (where partners have equal status and are

         treated with respect)

    >  Participation (active contribution within forums that make

        decisions affecting the Māori and Pacific Islands communities)

        and Protection as a kaitiaki in the protection of traditional and

        urban taonga

    >  Gender balance in all its operations

    >  Mana Māori motuhake reflected in its interactions and

        practices

    >  Self-determination

  • Membership to the Rūnanga

    Every Māori and Pacific Islands man, woman and child living within the  boundaries of Kirikiriroa and its environs is a member of the Rūnanga as of right.

     

    Members of the Rūnanga are entitled to the following constitutional rights:

     

    >  Every member of the Rūnanga has the right to have input

         into the appointment of Trustees and strategic plan.

    >  Every member can expect that the Rūnanga will adhere to

         the values that the Rūnanga aspires to.

United for Mutual Prosperity

 

Established in the mid 1980’s under the guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen, Te Rūnanga ō Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust was established as the Urban Māori Authority for Kirikiriroa (Hamilton).

 

The Constitution and Trust Deed for the Rūnanga were formalised in May 1988.

 

With the establishment of this urban authority was an express acknowledgement of the sovereign rights of the mana whenua and tangata whenua of this area.

 

The Rūnanga was mandated to focus on issues relating to Article III of the Treaty of Waitangi, and, represent the needs of Maataa waka and Pacific peoples who live within the city boundaries.

 

The Rūnanga is today recognised as a significant voice for Māori and Pacific Island peoples and has a current and relevant response to many social, health, political and wellbeing needs of their people.

 

He mihi tenei ki Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu mō tōna wawata kia whakaturea Te Rūnanga ō Kirikiriroa he ringaringa mōna i waenganui i te iwi.

 

We Acknowledge our late Queen Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu for her vision in establishing Te Rūnanga ō Kirikiriroa as her hands amongst the people

Established in the mid 1980’s under the direction and guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust is an Urban Authority acknowledging the sovereign rights of mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Hamilton City area.

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