Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa

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Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa Waka Fisheries Trust – the parent body of Te Arawa Fisheries - manages fisheries assets on behalf of the 11 Te Arawa iwi and delivers a range of benefits to Te Arawa descendants including scholarships and training grants. The elected trustee for Ngāti Rangitihi is Chris Clarke.

Te Kotahitanga Updates

February 2015
• Both Te Arawa Fisheries fresh retail shops (Redwood and Fairy Springs Shopping Centres) are progressing well
• Financial assistance is available to an iwi organisations who intend to deliver a community initiative
• Ngāti Rangitihi is now accessing pataka kai (fish for tangihanga) from Jimmy Rota. The fish is supplied by Aaotearoa Fisheries Limited (AFL).
• Applications for the Te Arawa 500 Programme close on Friday 6 March 2015.
• Aquaculture Settlement – Bay of Plenty iwi have signed off on the documentation to receive the Crown Settlement of pre-commencement aquaculture space for the region. The next step will be the allocation of funds between iwi. Allocation is based on coastline within the Bay of Plenty.
• The AGM will be held at Rangitihi Pa on Wednesday 25 March at 6pm.

October 2014
• The Te Arawa Fisheries Iwi Partnership Programme seeks to establish partnerships between Te Arawa Fisheries and representative iwi organisations to deliver community projects that provide direct social benefits to iwi members. $10,000. is allocated annually to a Ngati Rangitihi project(s). Applications for suitable community projects opened on 1 October 2014. Representative iwi organisations that have the approval of the elected trustee for Ngāti Rangitihi can apply.
• Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa is now selling fresh fish and shellfish on Wednesdays 11.00 am in Matatā at the corner of Division and Arawa St.
• Both Te Arawa Fisheries fresh retail shops (Redwood and Fairy Springs Shopping Centres) are doing well with sales.

Previous Updates

For further information, contact Chris Clarke, our Ngāti Rangitihi representative at 07 322 2452.