Renaissance Group Ltd

Renaissance Group Limited is the commercial unit of
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

Renaissance Group (RGL) is a limited liability company incorporated on 7 March 2003 and is 100% owned by Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust.  Directors are appointed based off their qualifications, skills and experience.  

The Board's accountability includes six monthly and annual reporting on financial and non-financial performance of the Group.

The focus of the Renaissance Group is on the long term financial sustainability of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust for the benefit of Te Uri o Hau people. This is to be achieved through maximising the commercial returns from Te Uri o Hau's assets, investing in business ventures consistent with the aims and values of Te Uri o Hau, and diversifying the asset base to achieve a greater level of self-determination through private sector investment.

 

Mangawhai Farm Holdings

Mangawhai Farm Holdings Limited owns around 60 hectares of land adjacent to the commercial redress land purchased under the Treaty Settlement in 2002. The land is the home to the Te Arai Native Nursery and the remaining land is under lease to a local farmer. Longer term the Settlement Trust is considering various land use options that will comply with the provisions of the Auckland Council Unitary Plan.

 

Taipuha Farms Ltd

Taipuha Farms is a Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust dairy farm of 242 hectares and grazing over 550 cows. The operation of the farm is managed through a 50:50 sharemilking arrangement with Ma Koura. The farm was originally purchased in 2004 to expand ownership by Te Uri o Hau of land within the rohe.

 

Rototuna Forest

The Trust and RGL has had a long term relationship with Meridian Energy Limited through the Pouto Wind Farm project. When RGL heard that Meridian were officially cancelling the project and selling the 599.3 hectare Rototuna Forest, RGL approached Meridian to purchase the land and the trees. Meridian agreed to RGL’s request and RGL approached China Forestry Group NZ, who have the cutting rights at Pouto , to see if they would be interested in purchasing the trees and having a long term lease arrangement. China Forestry agreed and has subsequently agreed to a forestry right agreement that gives RGL an acceptable return on investment and secures China Forestry long term access to trees. The transaction was completed on the 22nd September 2017.

 
 

TUOH Charitable Trust

 

Purpose

To provide the means for distributing funds to Te Uri o Hau through marae, whanau and programmes for the social, cultural and environmental development.

 

Objectives

  • To provide annual marae grants to the 14 Te Uri o Hau marae

  • To provide educational scholarships and/or bursaries for the descendants of Te Uri o Hau

  • To provide community services for the descendants of Te Uri o Hau related to but not limited to, health, education, training, housing, family welfare, youth, justice, employment, recreation, communications and the arts

  • To provide education opportunities for the descendants of Te Uri o Hau as to understanding their heritage

  • To provide assistance for the preservation, maintenance and advancement of the traditional indigenous culture and heritage of Te Uri o Hau

  • To provide assistance for the conservation and effective stewardship of the environment

  • To provide encouragement and assistance in the establishment, retention and development of new and existing sustainable business and economic development initiatives

  • To assist individuals and bodies to further any charitable purpose for the benefit of the persons referred to above.

Grant / Scholarship Programme

What is the Grant/Scholarship Programme?

TUOH Charitable Trust distributes grants to registered hapu members and marae each year.

 

Individual & Group Grants for Education / Sport / Cultural Arts 

TUOH Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to registered members who are studying and undertaking learning to enhance their employment opportunities through the Grant/Scholarship Programme.

 

TUOH Charitable Trust operates one funding round each year which usually opens in January and closes on the 1st March. When the funding round opens a notice is posted up on our website and an email is circulated to whanau who have listed their email details with us via the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Beneficiary Register. The amounts paid out to successful applicants vary each year and are set by the Select Panel. Scholarships are available for primary to tertiary level students including trade certificate enrolments. Scholarships are also available for sport & recreation and cultural activities.

 

To be eligible for a grant applicant must, at the time that they apply:

  • Be of Te Uri o Hau descent

  • Be registered on the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Beneficiary Roll

  • Be enrolled at a school or educational institute

 

Recipients

View list of previous successful recipients below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipients 2017

Recipients 2016

Recipients 2015

 
 

Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery
Te Arai, Mangawhai

Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery commenced operations in 2017. The nursery was established with the financial support of Lottery Environment and Heritage (LEH) Committee of the Department of Internal Affairs with total funding of $366,000 ($200,000 in the 2016 financial year and $166,000 in the 2017 financial year) Reconnecting Northland $200,000 and Te Arai North Limited.

In 2017 the nursery grew nearly 409,000 plants. 350,000 plants have been distributed free to over 200 individuals and organisations for conservation planting, principally within the catchments of the Kaipara Harbour. This distribution of free plants for conservation planting is part of Project Mahuhu which is aligned with the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group’s vision of a healthy and productive Kaipara Harbour.

The distribution of the plants has helped to build ongoing relationships with Nga Kaitiaki o Nga Wai Maori (NKoNWM), a hapu collective around the Hikurangi catchment, Living Water (The DoC / Fonterra Partnership), Dairy NZ, IKHMG, Reconnecting Northland (WWF), Beef and Lamb, Northland Regional Council and Auckland Council. It became obvious from discussions with these partners that a more efficient distribution is possible that will increase the benefits from this initiative. To that end a stakeholders group is to be formed to improve the outcomes from Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery providing these free conservation plants.

 

Tangata Development

Purpose

Te Uri o Hau having parity with New Zealand’s key social indicators.

Objectives

  • To direct and administer the components within the Te Uri o Hau Deed of Settlement towards forming relationships with Crown Ministers and their ministries for the purpose of undertaking social, health and educational development towards the Te Uri o Hau goal of parity with the rest of New Zealand.

  • To develop emotional, social, cultural, economic self reliance for Te Uri o Hau


With the guiding aim for Te Uri o Hau Tangata Development (Tangata Development) to achieve parity for the hapu with New Zealand on the social status in health, employment, education and housing, Tangata Development is continually growing, enhancing and strengthening its capacity to provide services to the people.

Family Start
Dargaville

What is Family Start?

Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstance, environment and safety.

 

Family Start is a programme to inspire you to be the best parent you ever want to be and Family Start Dargaville can help you to help you baby learn, grow to be strong and healthy, have good positive relationships, be safe and have a warm stimulating, nurturing environment.

How does Family Start Work?

  • Visit you at home, starting with once a week to get to know you, your child, partner and family

  • Find out what parts of being a parent you’ve already sorted and what you need help with

  • Help to get the right health care for your child

  • Explain how your baby is growing and changing at different ages

  • Help you work out what you want to achieve, change or improve, and make a plan with you to help you get there

  • Offer you advice and ideas, and help you solve problems as you work toward your goals

  • Put you in touch with other help or services you need

  • Provide weekly parenting education sessions to help you understand your child’s needs at different stages

  • Fun Activity days

  • Celebrations and Awards
     

Who can get help from Family Start?

Any parent or caregiver who is either pregnant or have a child under the age of 13 months and challenged by one or more of the following

  • Young parent needing support

  • Lack of positive support

  • Mental health issues

  • Addictions

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Historical childhood abuse

  • Financial and material resources

  • No stable home

  • No formal education qualifications

  • Criminal justice history

  • Orange Tamariki – Ministry of Children are or have been involved with your family/whanau

 

How can you get help from Family Start?

Come into our centre on 6 Murdoch Street, Dargaville or call us on (09) 439 1826 or email tangata@uriohau.co.nz . We are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

 

Whanau Ora Kaiarahi
Kaiwaka

What is Whanau Ora Kaiarahi?

Whanau Ora provides free in-home support service to whanau to achieve their aspirations in life. It places whanau at the centre of decision making and support them to build a more prosperous future.

Our Kaiarahi assist whanau to identify their strengths and develop long term plans with achievable goals. Kaiarahi will advocate and connect whanau to other support services that whanau require to achieve their aspirations. Kaiarahi will support whanau to become independent, encourage confidence and self awareness.

How does Whanau Ora Kaiarahi work?

  • Visit you at home

  • Help you work out what you want to achieve, change or improve, and make a plan with you to help you get there

  • Offer you advice and ideas, and help you solve problems as you work toward your goals

  • Put you in touch with other help or services you need

Who can get help from Whanau Ora?

  • Young parent needing support

  • Lack of positive support

  • Mental health issues

  • Addictions

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Historical childhood abuse

  • Financial and material resources

  • No stable home

  • No formal education qualifications

  • Criminal justice history

  • Orange Tamariki – Ministry of Children are or have been involved with your family/whanau

 

How can you get help from Whanau Ora?

Come into our centre on 10 Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka or call / send a text to one of our friendly team members.

 

Sharon Kemp (021) 793 262, email: skemp@uriohau.co.nz

Te Aroha Marshall (021) 642 261, email: tmarshall@uriohau.co.nz

 

(0800) 438 894, email: tangata@uriohau.co.nz

 

Homebased Support Service
for Kaipara Whanau

What is the Homebased Support Service?

Tangata Developments provides a service for whanau who require access to support and information to cope with complex social, emotional or cultural situations. This service is available to all families regardless of their race, gender and ethnicity.

Our social worker has extensive experience and training in a range of areas, which enables them to assist, support and where necessary refer on to specialised services. In this position they will engage with your family or young person to implement a practical plan of strategies built on the skills, thoughts, wishes and strengths of whanau to encourage positive change in their lives.

Our areas of expertise

  • Family violence

  • Mental health

  • Legal processes – attending court

  • Child abuse, parenting and young people

  • Alcohol other drugs
     

How does Homebased Support Service work?

  • Meet with you at your home or an environment of your choice where you feel safe and comfortable

  • Enhance your parenting skills

  • Assist to overcome the effects of abuse

  • Liaise with other agencies for a collaborative approach

  • Support social opportunities

  • Assist in restoring confidence and a positive outlook on life/goal setting

 

Who can get help from the Homebased Support Service?

All families

How can you get help?

Call (or) send a text to one of our friendly team members

 

Waru Ashby (021) 714 255, email: washby@uriohau.co.nz


(0800) 438 894, email: tangata@uriohau.co.nz

 

Environs Holdings

Purpose

To advocate and support Kaitiakitanga throughout the Rohe as well as in the management and development of Te Uri o Hau resources.

Objectives

  • To administer in an efficient and effective manner the processing of resource consent applications that affect Te Uri o Hau Area of Interest

  • To effectively engage with the Department of Conservation, community interest and environmental interest groups as the means to contribute towards the conservation and management of the land within the Rohe considered of high conservation and cultural value

  • To influence awareness of conservation and cultural values through the land acquired through redress under the claims settlement as examples of culturally sensitive environmental management plan

  • To develop policy and govern Te Uri o Hau Customary Fisheries management within the Rohe Moana o Te Uri o Hau
     

As the environmental subsidiary of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Environs is responsible for the implementation of activities that advance the well-being of the hapu and its environment within the statutory area of Te Uri o Hau. Environs are mandated by Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust to advocate, protect, maintain and preserve the Kaitiakitanga status and rights of Te Uri o Hau on behalf of its people.

 

Te Uri o Hau Area of Interest

 

Resource Management

Purpose

The Resource Management Act 1991 and associated legislation and regulations establishes principles recognising the importance of Te Uri o Hau hapu and whanau interests to their estates and territory under the Treaty of Waitangi 1840. The Act establishes principles recognising the importance of Maori interests and rights to natural and physical resources.

 

Objectives

The Act defines matters of national importance in relation to managing the use, development and protection of natural and physical resources to recognise and provide for the following matters of national importance the;

  • Preservation of the natural character of the coastal environment (including the coastal marine area), wetlands, and lakes and rivers and their margins, and the protection of them from inappropriate subdivision use, and development

  • Protection of outstanding natural features and landscapes from inappropriate subdivision, use and development

  • Protection of areas of significant indigenous vegetation and significant habitats of indigenous fauna

  • Maintenance and enhancement of public access to and along the coastal marine area, lakes and rivers

  • Relationship of Maori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, wahitapu and other taonga

  • Protection of historic heritage from inappropriate subdivision, use and development

  • Protection of protected customary rights

Under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 it recognises and promotes the exercise of, customary interests of Maori in the common marine and coastal area by providing for the participation of affected iwi, hapu and whanau in the specified conservation processes relating to the common marine and coastal area; for customary rights to be recognised and protected; and for customary marine title to be recognised and exercised.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 provides for heritage covernants that may be entered into by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga with the owner of a historic place, area, wahitupuna, wahitapu to provide for the protection, conservation and maintenance of the site in question. The Act also provides for the overarching protection of archaeological site and if applicable under section 42 an archaeological site must not be modified or destroyed unless an authority has been granted by the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

What are the activities you should consult with us on?

Our ‘Key Interests – When toConsult Schedule’ outlines the types of activities that require consultation with us.

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Contact us

Call into our office 2nd Floor, 5 Hunt Street, Whangarei, between Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm or contact;

 

Fiona Kemp

Ph: (09) 459 7001 

Email: rma@uriohau.co.nz

 

Integrated Kaipara Harbour
Management Group

What is Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group?

IKHMG is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder and partnership for the purpose of achieving a ‘healthy and productive Kaipara Harbour’.

 

Established by Ngati Whatua in 2005 led by Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust through its Kaitiaki Unit, Environs Holdings and Ngati Whatua Nga Rima o Kaipara. IKHMG is 

governed by Kaipara District Council, Whangarei District Council, Auckland Council, Northland Regional Council, Department of Conservation and Ministry of Fisheries.

 

The purpose of the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group

  • To facilitate and promote integrated management

  • To add value and encourage partnerships

  • Provide a forum to raise issues, concerns and identify solutions

 

Become Involved?

  • Join the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group

  • Follow on Facebook and on their blog https://kaiparaharbour.wordpress.com/

  • Support plantings and connect with your local landcare group

  • Share your experiences and contributions to the forum

  • Check out news, information and events on their website www.kaiparaharbour.net.nz

  • Become an ambassador

 

How to get in contact

Visit our website or facebook page and send us a message or email us at kaiparaharbour@gmail.com

 

Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga o te Taiao

The Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga o te Taiao environmental management plan provides a comprehensive plan to support Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga and Rangatiratanga responsibilities in natural  resource management within the statutory area of Te Uri o Hau.

Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga o te Taiao also provides the policies that the Crown and representative agencies, resource consent applicants and research institutions must take into account and in the future give effect to when preparing or reviewing statements, plans, policies and strategies. [TL1] 

Te Uri o Hau Kaitiakitanga o te Taiao has set objectives, policies and methods in response to identified natural resource issues. These objectives, policies and methods are measurable aims or end results to which efforts should be directed.

Should we quote the relevant section of the Act here then link the Resource Management Act and the Resource Management Amendment Act?

Natural Resource Management

The management of natural resources within the statutory area of Te Uri o Hau are of paramount importance. Te Uri o Hau recognise that both legislative structures such as Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust and marae within Te Uri o Hau are important in the kaitiakitanga of natural resources.Te Uri o Hau recognises that marae are the primary focus of the hapu and whanau processes relating to tikanga,whanaungatanga and rangatiratanga.

The management of natural resources within Te Uri o Hau occurs through consultation, communication and consideration with its people. This provides for the recognition of the marae as the base for tikanga and a central gathering point for Te Uri o Hau hapu, marae and whanau.

Different approaches are required for the management of natural resources in terms of Te Uri o Hau’ wider objectives and priorities. Integrated management of natural resources is an important aspect for Te Uri o Hau, including the integration;

What our Resource Management covers

  • Long term integrated catchment plan for the Kaipara Harbour

  • Mangawhai and Kaipara Harbour Management Plan

  • Kaipara District Plan review

  • Maintenance and enhancement plan for cultural redress properties

  • Nga mara tuturu environmental participation and kaitiakitanga roles

  • Resource consent participation

  • Maintain and enhance fresh water quality, quantity and access

  • Sustainable coastal development (and water use and allocation)

  • Property development

  • Marae and cultural heritage

  • Utilisation of Maori land and papakainga development

  • Forestry

  • Fisheries and aquaculture marine plans

  • Indigenous flora, forest and fauna protection and restoration to pre-European contact

  • Marine mammal protection and management

  • Devolution of resource management responsibilities to Tangata Whenua / Ahi Ka through marae

 

Contact Us

Call into our office 2nd Floor, 5 Hunt Street, Whangarei, between Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm
or contact;

Fiona Kemp

Ph: (09) 459 7001

Email: fkemp@uriohau.co.nz

Kaitiakitanga – Te Uri o Hau Marae

 
 

Taumata Kaunihera

The Taumata Kaunihera consists of Kaumatua and Kuia of Te Uri o Hau who are appointed because of their mana, knowledge and leadership recognised by the people of their marae

The vision of the Taumata Kaunihera is to promote and sustain ‘te mana ona tikanga o Te Uri o Hau and its mission is to educate and empower the well-being and future of Te Uri o Hau.

 

The Taumata Kaunihera is responsible for:

  • All matters relating to Tikanga

  • The organisation of traditional marae activities and marae development

  • The development and maintenance of regular communication with Te Uri o Hau and other Maori

  • Determining disputes as to who is Te Uri o Hau and to which Te Uri o Hau ancestral marae they belong.

 

The Taumata Kaunihera promotes awareness of Te Uri o Hau cultural issues and concerns. They are also responsible for communication with other organisations including government departments.

Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Taumata Kaunihera are the appointed endorsers of all new beneficiary enrolments.

 

The current members of the Taumata Kaunihera are;

 

Marae

A) Waikaretu

B) Waihaua

C) Oruawharo

D) Otamatea

E) Oturei

F) Ngatai Whakarongorua

G) Naumai

H) Parirau

I) Ripia

J) Te Pounga

K) Waiaotea

L) Rawhitiroa

M) Te Kowhai

N) Waiohou

O) Advisor

P) Trustee Representative

 

 

Taumata Representative/s

A) Ben Hita & Ngareta Richards

B) Gloria Matenga & Hone Martin

C) Ben de Thierry

D) Hazel Kaio & Kim Phillips

E) Rex Nathan

F) John Edwards

G) Charles & Violet Harris

H) Barney Mackie 

I) Barry Tana

J) Martha Nathan & Liz Mitchelson

K) Mikaera Miru

L)

M)

N)

O) Wikitoria Wright

P) Georgina Connelly

Te Tai Tokerau Maori Trust Building, 3rd Floor, 5 Hunt Street, Whangarei.