He Oranga Hapori: A model for raising Maori ... - Te Puni Kokiri

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He Oranga Hapori: A model for raising Maori ... - Te Puni Kokiri

4. Creating Knowledge – Research and development are important factors in promotingeconomic growth, and facilitating dynamic Mäori participation in the local, national, andglobal economy. A small group with links to the Te Wänanga o Raukawa are busy with anumber of tikanga that give expression to pükengatanga.• Completed a survey of Te Röpü Pakihi members.• Developed a Te Reo Mäori resource for Mäori businesses that was released by Te RöpüPakihi at Matariki.• Completed a study into the Influence of Mäori Business Networks on Mäori Enterprise;presented a paper on the findings to a research symposium in Adelaide and to a KoorieBusiness Network conference in Melbourne.• Completed and reported on a study into the behaviours of Iwi Investment – based on theTRoR/Levin Meats case study. Presented to a number of audiences nationally by ProfessorWiniata.• Developed He Oranga Hapori, a Mäori model for measuring community wellbeing using akaupapa and tikanga framework.• Worked with Te Röpü Pakihi to refine the regional Mäori Business Awards to reflectMäori business wellbeing using a kaupapa and tikanga framework.5. Involving Community – Ensuring our community is aware of, understands, and supports TeAho. The project team completes promotional activities that give expression to ükaipötangaand kotahitanga using the following tikanga:• Developed a marketing strategy and communications plan which will be launched thismonth• Promotional activities and presentations to a number of MPs, community, Mäoriorganisations, funding organisations, the Mäori economic summit, the Federation ofMäori Authorities, Minister of Mäori Affairs Hon Dr Pita Sharples Economic Taskforce,MEDs Small Business Advisory Group and the National Mäori Business Networks Forum.Our People, Our Future Summit – September 2009In September 2009, the Our People, Our Future Summit was held at Te Wänanga o Raukawaover two days. At least 160 Mäori from the Rangitikei to Whitireia attended, contributed theirthoughts and built their dreams for Mäori Community Wellbeing.Six 44 kaupapa based workshops were held with the theme of ‘Building the dream for Mäori in theregion’. Many of the aspirations led to a blend of education, social, and health initiatives with afundamental requirement of being driven by our need to express kaupapa in all that we do. Cleareducation initiatives called for the survival and enhancement of Te Reo Mäori, focused trainingand pathways, the development of knowledge, increased kaupapa Mäori education provision,tikanga and kaupapa training in leadership and business leaders.Those aspirations, tikanga and initiatives were developed into 36 Indicators of Mäori CommunityWellbeing that seek to describe the aspiration concisely with tikanga to bring the state ofwellbeing into fruition.Te Aho has a responsibility to bring these aspirations into being. Te Aho for a met to considerthe indicators and develop tikanga to make progress towards the state of wellbeing describedin the list. It was accepted that not all groups could make contributions to all of the indicators,however each group would consider what contribution it could make.44 Appendix 8 provides a brief profile of theMäori community in the Manawatu.27

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