Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta has launched a new website in Kaikohe to empower whānau to achieve their aspirations for Māori land.
Announcing the go-live for Tupu.nz in Kaikohe today Minister Mahuta says the website was developed with Māori to help landowners navigate the complicated journey of whenua Māori ownership.
“Whenua is a fundamental part of what it means to be Māori. It provides identity and belonging across generations. Tupu.nz is an exciting new tool that supports whenua connection, governance and development,” says Minister Mahuta.
Tupu.nz is one part of the Government’s Whenua Māori Programme, an ambitious initiative jointly led by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Justice to help landowners build value and wellbeing for whānau through their whenua.
The website brings together comprehensive information on the 1.4 million hectares of freehold Māori land blocks, providing land profiles, resources, case studies and on-line tools to support landowners with their plans for their whenua.
The material caters for every stages of the whenua Māori journey, from whānau who are establishing ownership interests and governance structures to landowners who are ready to expand their operations and seek new whenua development opportunities.
“When the whenua thrives, the whānau thrives. Tupu.nz will help land owners to confidently make decisions about their whenua, supporting them with step-by-step guidance through complex tasks like setting up an ahu whenua trust,” says Minister Mahuta.
Tupu.nz is built on a foundation of good information and data in a knowledge hub. It will draw on content from key holders of Māori land information like Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, Scion and Te Tumu Paeroa.
In a corresponding initiative, Te Puni Kōkiri is investing in a new approach to providing on-the-ground support in Te Tai Tokerau, Waiariki and Te Tairāwhiti to help whānau and trusts access specialised services and build management and land use capability.
“Combining kanohi ki te kanohi and digital resources will strengthen whānau ability to connect with and make the best use of their whenua,” says Nanaia Mahuta.
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He hono i te whānau ki te whenua mā Tupu.nz
Kua whakarewa te Minita Whanaketanga Māori te Hōnore Nanaia Mahuta i tētahi paetukutuku hou i Kaikohe hei whakamana i te whānau ki te whakatutuki i ō rātou wawata mō te whenua Māori.
E pānuitia ana i te whakaterenga o Tupu.nz i Kaikohe i te rangi nei e kī ana a Minita Mahuta he mea whanake te paetukutuku i te taha o te iwi Māori hei āwhina i ngā kaipupuri whenua i ngā piki me ngā heke o te hāereere o te kaipupuri whenua Māori.
“Mā te whenua, e mate ai te Māori. He tohu tuakiri, he tātai whakapapa hoki te whenua. He taputapu tōiriiri hou a Tupu.nz e tautoko i te hononga, te mana whakahaere, me te whanaketanga,” te kī a Minita Mahuta.
He wāhanga kotahi noa iho a Tupu.nz o te Kaupapa Whenua Māori a te Kāwanatanga, he tino kaupapa kōkiri e whakahaeretia tahitia ana e Te Puni Kōkiri me Te Tāhū o te Ture hei āwhina i ngā kaipupuri whenua ki te whakapakari i te wāriu me te oranga o te whānau mā tō rātou whenua.
Ka tōia mai ngā mōhiohio matawhānui e pā ana ki te 1.4 miriona heketea o ngā poro whenua Māori korehere, e whakaputa ana i ngā whakaahuatanga whenua, ngā rauemi, ngā rangahautanga me ngā taputapu mā runga ipurangi hei tautoko i ngā kaipupuri whenua me ō rātou whakaaro mō tō rātou whenua.
Kei ngā rauemi tautoko ngā kōrero mō ia wāhanga o te hāereere whenua Māori, i ngā whānau e whakarite ana i ngā take kaipupuri me ngā whakahaere kāwanatanga ki ngā kaipupuri whenua kua rite kē ki te whakawhānui ake i ā rātou whakahaere me te kimi mai i ngā huarahi hou ki te whakawhanaketanga whenua hou.
“Whenua ora, oranga whānau. Mā Tupu.nz e āwhina kia māia ngā kaipupuri ki te whakatau i ngā whakatau mō tō rātou whenua te painga, e tautoko ana i a rātou mā te ārahitanga ki te whakatutuki i ngā tūmahi matawhānui pēnā i te whakaritenga o tētahi kaitiaki ahu whenua,” te kī a Minita Mahuta.
E ahu mai ana a Tupu.nz i te puna o ngā kōrero me ngā raraunga pai. Kua tīkina atu ngā kōrero i ngā kaipupuri matua o ngā mōhiohio Whenua Māori pērā ki Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Scion, me Te Tumu Paeroa.
Ngātahi ana te haere a tētahi kaupapa kōkiri, kei te tūhura Te Puni Kōkiri i tētahi huarahi hei tautoko i Te Tai Tokerau, Waiariki, me Te Tairāwhiti ki te āwhina i ngā whānau, rōpū ki te whai wāhi atu ki ngā ratonga tautōhito, te whakapakari i te whakahaere, me te whakapiki i te whakamahinga o te whenua.
“Mā te whakakotahi i te mahi kanohi ki te kanohi, mā ngā rauemi matihiko hoki e whakapakari i te whānau ki te whai hononga ki te whenua, oti rā, te whakamahi i tō rātou whenua,” e kī ana a Nanaia Mahuta