We’re delighted to have established relationships with so many organisations already through He Rau Aroha, since its official launch in November 2020. Here are a few of the organisations and their kaupapa that we’ve funded recently:

Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (TROTR)

Works in the space of: Health, social service, cultural support, housing, and much more.

Kaupapa: TROTR is partnering with Ngāti Toa to establish a Creative Hub to support Ngāti Toa artists, creative writers, film makers to tell Ngāti Toa stories, archiving of historical documents/research, and a whare taonga under Toi Toa Brand.

Communities served: “TROTR is seeking to provide spaces close to Hongoeka and Takupūwāhia to support artist from our A.R.T. (Iwi in the Wellington Region – Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa) confederation. Supporting our own people through this work is a source of wonder and pride not only to the iwi but other Māori. We are very supportive of such art, historical information, research and whanau, hapū and iwi taonga stories being available to our people as well as national, international and global indigenous creative entrepreneurs.”

Raukawa Marae Pātaka

Works in the space of: Supporting the advancement of Tikanga, Mātuaranga, Tiakitanga, Whakapapa for ngā Hapū o Ōtaki as well as hosting Non-hapū visitors to the Marae.

Kaupapa: supporting Raukawa Marae with the refurbishment of their Pātaka. The restoration will support the desire to have the Marae looking its best for Gatherings. The Committee advised “this kaupapa will support our Hapū in hosting our manuhiri. It will support our desire to strengthen the mana of Raukawa Marae for visitors and whanau that come to the marae”.

Communities served: The priority populations served by this project are the Hapū and whānau that whakapapa to Raukawa Marae. Other populations served may include: manuhiri, historians, tamariki, rangatahi, and other visitors to the Marae.