What we stand for - The Whenua

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We stand for the following values:

  • The land is a taonga. It is not for sale
  • We continue to recognise and respect our connection to the land
  • We seek to protect our cultural heritage, identity and significant parts of the land
  • Development is an investment in all our futures, and those of our nga uri

We can help secure our future by creating housing, employment, education and recreation opportunities. This includes owning the buildings and returning distributions to beneficiaries.

Given the number of beneficiaries within Tumu Kaituna 14 (approx. 5050), we consider it important for us to move forward together as a collective group. Our land provides us all with a significant opportunity. It has been passed down from our ancestors and we have the ability to use it for our collective advancement.