Chairmans Message

Message from the Chair

Tēnā koutou katoa e noho mai na i nga tōpito ō te ao.

Nga mihi ki te wāhi ngaro rātou kua whakairohia i nga tohu ō te mate.

Ngāti Manawa – tēnā tātou katoa.

From the days of Tangiharuru to our present day, we as Ngāti Manawa have continued to develop and grow as an iwi. As our iwi changes, so too do the challenges and opportunities we encounter. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa Trust (TRONM) Board is awake to the substantial opportunities on Ngāti Manawa horizons which has led us to plan our approach. In developing this strategy, our people, our whenua and our whakapapa have been at the forefront of our initiatives as these are what define who we are as Ngāti Manawa. Therefore the outcomes around these are important to us. The TRONM board are keen to see the assets of Ngāti Manawa grow, especially through the Mana Whenua process. It has always been the legacy of our tipuna to have our land rightfully returned to us. Along with wanting to see our assets grow we want to ensure that the benefits that come with that are distributed back to our iwi through the funding mechanisms we have set up. As an iwi, we are all working hard to further ourselves and it is the times of both adversity and fortune that keep us moving forward and growing. So I encourage us to embrace all the stepping stones behind and before us, as they all contribute to our journey and our progress towards our future goals. I look forward to steering our waka alongside you all towards a future of success and wealth in every aspect of our lives as nga uri motuhake o Ngāti Manawa. This plan will help guide us towards achieving this.

Hoea te waka!

Kani Edwards

Chairman

Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Manawa