Presentations and Videos

Kaupapa Kōrero #2 - How Te Pā Auroa is resilient

To celebrate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Whanganui in May 1840, we held the follow Kaupapa Kōrero seminar on May 31, 2022 on Te Pā Auroa, the Te Awa Tupua framework.

Te Pa Auroa, the Te Awa Tupua framework, was constructed deliberately to withstand the constant policy and legislative changes. This seminar will lead with the proposition that management of water and other resources in the Whanganui catchment has already occurred. It will discuss how any planned national reforms will have to fit into a Te Awa Tupua context, rather than the other way round.

To learn more about Te Pā Auroa, click here.

Te Rautaki o Te Whawhaki 2020-2040

We are pleased to present to you Te Rautaki o Te Whawhaki 2020-2040

Te Whawhaki Trust, a subsidiary of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki, is focused on advancing the wellbeing of Whanganui whānau and hapū through cultural and social benefits.

As a charitable trust comprising up to five Trustees, Te Whawhaki will promote the environmental, education, economic, social, and cultural advancement, and overall well-being of Whanganui Iwi.

Regional Iwi Hui Presentation - Freshwater and Resource Management Reforms

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group - Regional Hui Presentation

He Waka Pakoko 2020 - Summary Report

Held at Pūtiki Marae over two days in March, He Waka Pakoko - Pathway to 2040 provided an opportunity for our uri to be inwards facing and future focused. 

For more information about the outcome of the hui including what was discussed, download the Summary Report here.

COVID-19 Tangihanga paper

Written by Che Wilson, 31 March 2020 to assist whānau during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown

To download the paper please click here

Gerrard Albert - He Waka Pakoko Presentation

Te Awa Tupua Presentation

Ko Au Te Awa

He Waka Pakoko Address - Turama Hawira

The Whanganui River Report 1999

Clicking the link below will open the report

Waitangi Tribunal Whanganui River Report 1999

Te Awa Tupua Documentary - Paora Joseph


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