Ngā whakatauiratanga - Showcase


This page features stories that celebrate the important mahi of marae and other charities with a kaupapa Māori focus.

Te hiranga o ngā whakahaerenga whaitake o ngā rōpū mahi atawhai Māori: he mātaitanga - The importance of effective governance in Māori charities: a case study

Effective governance is vital for the success of any charity, however, in Māori charities, governance has its own unique challenges. When enforcing good governance Māori charities also need to think about tikanga principles that meet the goals of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Manukorihi Pā Reserve Trust is a Māori charity that worked hard to put in place an effective governance strategy. Despite the effective governance and organisation of the Trust today, they have had to address certain areas of governance in the past. In the story linked below we talk to Manukorihi Pā Reserve Trust about their journey to effective governance and their best governance tips.

Read more about Manukorihi Pā Reserve Trust here. [PDF, 440 KB]

Para Kore: te ahunga ki tētahi ao para kore - Para Kore: working for a zero waste world

Para Kore is a registered charity that helps marae develop the tools to minimise their waste and reduce their impact through composting, growing their own kai and moving away from the ‘throw away’ mentality.

In the story linked below we talk to Para Kore about the challenges they’ve faced in raising awareness of their cause and in achieving long-term financial stability. They also share their advice for other charities starting out on their zero waste journey.

Read more about Para Kore here. [PDF, 1.6 MB]