A dozen marae representatives met on Sunday November 6 at the South Waikato Sport and Events Centre for a workshop to explore insurance options for Raukawa Settlement Trust marae.
Organised by Aka Tauwhiro, Raukawa Corporate Services, the workshop was an opportunity for marae trustees, officers and uri to learn more about the individual and collective insurance options for marae.
The workshop started with presentations from two insurance brokers, both of whom have extensive experience and expertise in the unique challenges involved in insuring marae.
Both presentations covered a range of topics and issues, including being uninsured or under-insured, as well as changes to health and safety legislation that may impact on marae. There are many concerns that arise for our haukāinga such as what items or structures to assess, how to reduce overall insurance costs and best practice when supplying information to the underwriter.
Aka Tauwhiro Group Manager Maria Te Kanawa says it is always great to meet RST uri.
“Feedback from participants was very positive with iwi members commenting on how useful and beneficial the workshop had been.”
Marae representatives will now take what they learnt back to their marae and whānau.