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Me Maumahara Tatou: Let Us Remember

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Nominations for Marae representative positions to the Raukawa Settlement Trust are now open

One (1) Marae representative is required for each of the following RST Marae:

  • Pikitū
  • Ruapeka;
  • Mangakaretu;
  • Ongaroto;
  • Ōwairaka (Rāwhitiroa)


To be eligible for nomination as a Marae representative, a candidate must:

  • Be an Adult (18 years old and over) Registered Member of the Raukawa Settlement Trust
  • Stand in the election held on behalf of the Raukawa marae to which the candidate primarily affiliates to
  • The term for these positions is 3 years.
  • Nominations close on Friday 26 October 2018


The Tribal Register held by the Raukawa Settlement Trust will be the official database for the nomination and election process.

For more information and a nomination form contact Kim Blomfield on 0800 RAUKAWA (0800 728 5292) or email 


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Mahuru Māori 2018

Mahuru Māori is an initiative that encourages the everyday use te reo Māori, at any level, specifically within the month of September. This kaupapa is about giving it a go and stretching beyond your te reo Māori comfort zone.


Last year, 600 people took up the challenge for Mahuru Māori, the goal this year is to reach 2500. There are 3 different levels of participation:


  • Kotahi te rā ia wiki o te marama (one full day a week for a month)
  • Kotahi wiki o te marama (one week of the month)
  • Te roanga atu o Mahuru (The whole month of September.


You can register at:


Raukawa Charitable Trust will be holding different activities to support Māhuru Māori:


Morning Karakia and waiata, 9am – Raukawa House


Hei Mapuna – Wednesday nights 5.30pm – Tokoroa and Putaruru

Weekly classes for participants that share a desire to improve and grow their understanding of te reo. The classes cater to both beginners and intermediate speakers, and cover vocabulary, grammar, kīwaha, whakataukī and more.


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – 10 – 16 September

Daily 1 hour workshops
Rāhina (Monday) Basic Te Reo 1
Rātū (Tuesday) Whakapapa
Rāapa (Wednesday) Basic Te Reo 2
Rāpare (Thursday) Basic Te Reo 3


Daily Email, Website Information & Social Media Post

Each day throughout the week you will receive the following reo support information via email.
Te Kupu o te Rā – a word of the day relating to general work or home with an explanation and example of use.
Te Kīwaha o te Rā – a slang expression with an explanation and example of use.
Te Whakataukī o te Rā – a proverb with an explanation and example of use.
He Tikanga o te Rā – a customary practise with an explanation.


Te Uru Raukawa – Saturday 15 September – Rawhitiroa-Owairaka Marae

Te Uru Raukawa is a once a month wānanga programme designed to assist students in gaining greater confidence and a deeper understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. We run two streams, one for the basic level beginners and an intermediate to highly fluent stream.
In the reo component, we cover grammar, kīwaha, whakataukī and more. In the tikanga component, we canvass a wide area such as whaikōrero, karanga and different tikanga practices on the marae such as pōwhiri, tangihanga and karakia.


Te Whare Kōrero o Raukawa – Sunday 30 September to Thursday 4 October – Pikitu Marae

Te Whare Kōrero o Raukawa is a week-long iwi led programme aimed at uplifting the knowledge, confidence and capability of Raukawa te reo Māori speakers and learners.

The kaupapa is built on teaching Raukawa history, language, whakapapa, whaikōrero, karanga, mōteatea, tikanga and reconnecting our people to our significant sites and traditional practices. People will learn in a supportive learning environment targeted at their specific needs and confidence levels from basic through to advanced fluency levels, all taught by high calibre, local te reo Māori and tikanga tutors.


Any enquires please contact: Charlie Tepana, Reo and Tikanga Programme Lead, on 0800 RAUKAWA or

2018 Kaingaroa Forest Access Permits



Do you want to hunt or fish in the Kaingaroa Forest during the 2018 hunting season? Are you a registered member of the Raukawa Settlement Trust? Did you know you are eligible for a waiver of the $50 registration fee for your Recreational Access Permit as a registered Raukawa Settlement Trust uri member?  This opportunity has its genesis out of the CNI Iwi Collective settlement that the iwi entered into in 2008.


To access this waiver, you need to register with First Security as a Verified Land Owner. To register you need to supply them with a Verified Land Owner form. The form confirms that you are a registered member of the Raukawa Settlement Trust Tribal Register. You can obtain a form by contacting us either by phone (0800 RAUKAWA), email, or visiting our Tokoroa Office. Once your details are confirmed, you will receive a copy of the form to supply to First Security.


If you have registered as a landowner in previous years, you do not need to complete another form, and you are able to apply for your hunting permit via First Security’s website. First time verified landowner applications must apply via the First Security Rotorua office.


If you are not yet registered as a member and would like to make use of this waiver for the 2019 hunting season, you can start the iwi registration process here.

Fresh Water Monitoring Skills Developed



The Raukawa Kaitiaki Rōpū (RKR) held its first wānanga of the new year on Saturday 13 January at Mangakaretu Marae. This was the first in a series of wānanga funded by the Waikato River Authority to support and grow the confidence, knowledge and skill of Raukawa iwi members in their role as freshwater kaitiaki.




The wānanga focused on environmental monitoring using the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Stream Health Monitoring Assessment Kits to establish a baseline that will allow iwi members to undertake ongoing water monitoring for themselves. NIWA staff provided hands-on training with the kits including a practical session at the Pōkaiwhenua Stream.




The wānanga was attended by over 30 iwi members representing 11 of the 16 Raukawa Settlement Trust marae.




The day was a great success with neighbouring marae looking to collaborate with each other to monitor and protect shared streams that run past their marae.

Happy New Year from The Raukawa Charitable Trust



From all of us here at the Raukawa Charitable Trust we would like to wish you a happy, safe, and prosperous 2018.


Our offices reopen on Monday 8 January. Emergency contact details can be found here.


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Merry Christmas from Raukawa


The Raukawa Charitable Trust would like to wish all of our uri, staff, stakeholders, and their whānau a happy and merry Christmas.

We hope that everyone has the chance to spend time with their whānau, and the opportunity to relax and reflect on the past year, and focus on the new year about to start.

We would love for everyone to stay safe over the break, so here are ten tips to help you stay safe:

  1. Remember the flags are there to keep you safe, so let’s stay between them.
  2. Be careful on the road and drive to the conditions.
  3. Slow down, breathe, and move more slowly.
  4. Make sure your vehicle or boat are fit for purpose before heading out.
  5. Make sure you Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap.
  6. Have fun but don’t party too hard.
  7. It’s hotter this time of year so drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  8. Remind yourself of some first aid skills.
  9. Everything in moderation.
  10. Enjoy whānau time!

Merry Christmas!



Raukawa Charitable Trust Office Closure Notice 2017-18

All of the Raukawa Charitable Trust’s offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Full details are below.

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For more information about our office holiday closure before the period commences, please contact us on 0800 RAUKAWA (0800 728 5292).


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AGM Celebrates Another Successful Year


Applause and warm acknowledgement was the key theme from Raukawa uri who gathered at the South Waikato Sport and Events Centre on Saturday 9 December for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Raukawa Settlement Trust (RST).


The AGM was an opportunity for uri to hear about the mahi of the RST, Raukawa Iwi Development Limited (RIDL) and the Raukawa Charitable Trust (RCT), which together make up the Raukawa Group.


RST Chairperson Vanessa Eparaima said she was humbled to be able to present such strong results to whānau.


“It was once again a privilege to be able to report on another year of strong results for the whole group and a healthy outlook going forward.”


A highlight for many was hearing of the progress on the redevelopment of Raukawa House, and the chance to take a tour of the new iwi headquarters, and presentations from the RCT business groups.


RCT Tumu Whakarae Bobby Bryan said he was pleased with the response and feedback to the presentations from those in attendance.


“The feedback from whānau was very positive, with many impressed at the quality and range of mahi carried out by our kaimahi throughout the year”.


Vanessa said whānau were also grateful for the presentation from RIDL Chairperson John Spencer and RIDL manager Andrew Harrison.


“The message was clear from our commercial arm that results for the last five years have been consistently strong and that we have had some excellent results and growth. However, they rightly cautioned that this won’t always be the case, because of the volatility of national and international markets. However, the company takes a long-term pragmatic approach to managing the assets and wealth of the iwi.”


For the last financial year RCT revenue increased to $5.9million, from $5.86 million the year before, with costs remaining the same as 2016 at $5.73 million resulting in a surplus of $167,000 for the year.


The RST group achieved revenue of $12.2 million for the last financial year, with costs and distributions of almost $8.8 million resulting in a surplus for the year of $4.2 million.


RIDL continued its strong performance achieving its seventh year of surplus, with a surplus of $6.9 million before distributions. The asset base of our iwi has grown to $132 million, capping off another year of strong results and the continued economic growth of our iwi.


You can find more detail about the reported results in our annual report.





Trustee Election Results



The Raukawa Settlement Trust (RST) would like to thank all nominees for agreeing to stand in this year’s election process.

As the Returning Officer I can confirm the following information:


Marae Voting papers sent Voting papers received Special Voting papers received Valid Votes Invalid
Whakaaratamaiti 403 95 4 99 0
Paparaamu 257 58 0 58 0

As the Returning Officer I declare the following results:


Marae Nominees Votes Received Successful Nominee
Whakaaratamaiti Juanita Temarama 55  

Juanita Temarama

Elthea Pakaru 44
Paparaamu Gail Hamilton 40  

Gail Hamilton

Rawiri Koperu 18

Congratulations to Juanita Temarama and Gail Hamilton.  Their three year term as an RST Marae representative will commence from 10 December 2017.



Brian Nicholas

Returning Officer